BHS Band in the parade
We are the Sherman E. Burroughs High School Band from Ridgecrest, California
BHS Band Calendar Burroughs website

We won 2nd place at the Granada Hills field competition.

BHS Band highlights include the festivals we have attended including working with the PAC Fleet Band in Hawaii and Jon Territo on the Carnival Inspiration Cruise Ship.
Our concerts included guests: Robby Martinez conducting "Incantation and Dance" by John Barnes Chance and jazzers Craig and Mary Durst. 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. In 2013, 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 SCSBOA Solo/Ensemble Festival. We are fortunate to share the joy of music.
For information about our trips, see the link to the right.
The February 6, 2016 recaps for F1 and the PPAC are online.
The February 7, 2015 recap is online.
The 2014 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are online.
The 2013 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are online.
The 2012 Solo/Ensemble Festival recap for F1 is online.
The 2011 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and PPAC are online.
The 2010 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are online.
The 2009 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are online.
The 2008 Solo/Ensemble Festival recaps for F1 and the PPAC are online.

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.

We're about music education.We're about music education.this is a link to our Colorguard webpage

Festival 2013 & 2015 included: In 2011, we enjoyed Disneyland performance after earning coveted SCSBOA Superior ratings at Serrano HS

The 2012 trip was to AZ
Grand Canyon, 

NAU, skiing and much more!

Our 2014 trip was to HA
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
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Vic Firth
Percussion website that has information about RUDIMENTS!

Fussell subdivision sheet

Blueprint by Noah Scanlan 2013

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