BHS Band in the parade
We are the Sherman E. Burroughs High School Band from Ridgecrest, California
Edline: Symphonic | Cadet
For more of our Burroughs Band website, search via the box above or click here> (click here to view more) Our schedule is online via the Charms CALENDAR+ link above...............

The 2014-2015 Sherman E. Burroughs Band & Colorguard

Band highlights include the 2013 2nd place band @Barstow's field tournament and 1st at the Apple Valley High School and 2nd place at Centennial's competition in Bakersfield. In 2009 we did the UCLA High School Band Day @the Rose Bowl and hopefully get to do that again. Last year USC hosted a similar event we also hope to do again next year. See the link to the right for more information about our trips.
WOW! Our 2012 Spring Concert featured special guest Nathan Watts, Stevie Wonder's Musical Director.
Six of our members won seats in the November 21 - 24, 2008 WIBC Honor Band/Clinic in Seattle, Washington: Jacob Dent, Keith DeRuiter, Alicia Freeman, Garrett McDonald, David Smith and Kayla Vaughn. In 2009, Jacob & Kayla plus Sarah Askew represented us in WIBC honor bands. January 2009, 3 of our members performed with the honor band in the Tournament of Roses Parade. and the 2009,CSULA First Chair Honor Band: Askew, Freeman and Johnson. Last year, freshman horn player, Andrew Christison represented us again in the Rose Parade.

When we're home, we love to play in our community (home football games and parades) as well as host the February 8 SCSBOA Solo/Ensemble Festival and the April 9 Band Extravaganza including BHS, Monroe and Murray bands in the gym. We are fortunate to share the joy of music.
For information about our trips, see the link to the right.
The 2014 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are here.
The 2013 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are here.
The 2012 Solo/Ensemble Festival recap for F1 is here.
The 2011 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and PPAC are here.
The 2010 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are here.
The 2009 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are here.
The 2008 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are here.

Assignments for BHS Band members include Smartmusic (software). Students who don't have it at home can use it at school in the bandroom office. See Austin for appointments.
We use Smartmusic for assessment.

Boosters help us raise funds


Burros Bargain Cards, Movie ticket coupons & SCRIP "for your trip" help Music Boosters offset transportation & other music program expenses not covered by SSUSD budgets.

Why study music? Read this article.

The 2009 bill for P.E. credit for band died in Sacramento. Support MENC Advocacy.

Thanks to all who support music education.

Festival 2013 included: In 2011, we enjoyed Disneyland and California Adventure with park hoppers

The 2012 trip was to
Grand Canyon, NAU, skiing and much more!

Our 2014 trip
both Hawaii 2010 & 2014 trips were during Spring Break

Our 2007 Sponsor of the YEAR is  Ridgecrest Cinemas!Ridgecrest Cinemas is one of our many sponsors. Thanks to all who support SSUSD music!

Contract (Charms/above)
Emergency form
concert reports
Instrument loan
ByLine for September 2009
BHS Activities Code
trip rules | McKay's rules

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Band Council & Staff
Booster Club
Burroughs High School
*** LESSONS ***

Vic Firth
Percussion website that has information about RUDIMENTS!

Fussell subdivision sheet

Instrument Care
Clarinet care (& more)
Fingering Charts
Flute - from Gemeinhardt
Flute Trill Chart - from Armstrong
Oboe - from Artley
Clarinet - by Buffet
Saxophone - by Buffet
Euphonium - from Apollo
Tuba - from Conn

Buy an Oboe - Martin Schuring

Blueprint by Noah Scanlan 2013

Site updated 9/26/14

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