Tag Archives: Powerhouse

JBHS Choir Presents “Burroughs on Broadway”

On Friday, October 13th, John Burroughs High School will open their doors to present their 12th annual three-night show “Burroughs on Broadway,” showcasing the talent of award-winning choir groups, Powerhouse, Sound Sensations, Sound Waves, and Decibelles.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Each show choir will perform a mini-musical based on popular Broadway hits, including selections from Bye Bye Birdie, Rock of Ages, Wonderland, and The Secret Garden.

“What excites me most about this year’s show is watching the breakthrough performances that are happening even in rehearsal,” said Choir Director Brendan Jennings. “The students are really pushing themselves to connect with the music and subsequently the audience.”

“B.O.B.” also acts as a fundraiser for the school’s Vocal Music Association, reducing the costs of local and national competitions in which they participate throughout the year.

For the first time in the 12 years, Burroughs has hosted B.O.B., “premium reserved cabaret seats” will be offered, allowing the audience to experience Broadway-themed performances by students and other groups not associated with choir throughout the show. Reserved seating also provides attendance to a reception buffet prior to the show, with desserts and drinks during intermission.

“This year’s VIP experience is new and improved with our pre-show reception out on the plaza AND we are doing a special raffle for two orchestra seats to Hamilton,” said Jennings.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

An inspiration for the hit Fox series Glee, the advanced mixed choir, Powerhouse has been well-revered over the years as one of the country’s best competitive show choirs. Powerhouse has been featured multiple times on TV, including appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dancing With The Stars, and The Voice.

“Burroughs on Broadway” will have shows on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the JBHS Auditorium on 1920 West Clark Avenue. Tickets are currently available online. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Capacity Crowd Enjoys “Burroughs on Broadway”

Photso By Ross A. Benson

 

      Members of the John Burroughs High School’s Powerhouse, Sound Sensations, Sound Waves and Decibels, preformed “Burroughs On Broadway” Friday and Saturday evenings to capacity crowds.  Members preformed to numbers from Mary Poppins, Chicago,  Hairspray and In The Heights where students wowed the crowd and preformed to a technically stuffed show. The final performance will be on Sunday at 2:00pm and there are still tickets available. This event is one of the  Burroughs Vocal Music Association’s major fundraisers for the year.


Burroughs Choir Takes Second Place In Over-All Competition At Burbank High’s Blast

Members from John Burroughs High School's Powerhouse are awarded Second Place from Burbank High's VMA Co-Presidents Mackey Smith & Kaylee Mackey. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

This past Saturday The Burbank High School’s VMA put on ‘The Burbank Blast Show Choir Competition’, with high schools from Arcadia, Carlsbad, Diamond Bar, Gladstone, Glendora, Hart, John Burroughs, Los Alamitos, and Serrano all taking part. The events for every choir started early Saturday morning, and the final competition took place well into the wee hours of midnight.

These show choirs are the best in the country, and everyone came away with awards in several categories. The Burroughs Powerhouse walked away with 2nd Place overall, with the top Choir  from Los Alamitos. The host choir Burbank High’s InSync preformed their set but do to fairness did not compete.

Next week Burroughs puts on their  Pop Show 32 ‘I Want It All’ Feb. 24 – 27, it’s well worth anybodies money to see these fine Burbank youth perform.

Burroughs Choir performs (Photo By Ross A. Benson)