Sherman E. Burroughs High School Band of Ridgecrest, California
Visiting our Congressman Kevin McCarthy at the U.S. Capitol.
We performed in the 4th of July Parade in Washington, D.C. thanks to the invitation of Representative Kevin McCarthy. Other 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: Sarah Askew, Alicia Freeman and Janelle 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.
February 6, 2016 F1 and PPAC recap.
February 7, 2015 recap.
The 2014 F1 and PPAC recap.
The 2013 F1 and PPAC recap.
The 2012 F1 recap.
The 2011 F1 and PPAC recap.
The 2010 F1 and PPAC recap.
The 2009 F1 and PPAC recap.
The 2008 F1 and PPAC recap.
Assignments for BHS Band members used to include Smartmusic (software). Now, students can use any digital media recorder including our Charms recorder to complete playing tests.
Burros Bargain Cards, Movie ticket coupons & SCRIP "for your trip" offset transportation and other music program expenses not covered by SSUSD budgets.
The 2009 bill for P.E. credit for band died in Sacramento. Support MENC Advocacy.
Festival 2016 included
A Carnival Cruise
Festival 2013 & 2015 included:
The 2012 trip was to AZ
Ridgecrest Cinemas is one of our many sponsors. Thanks to all who support SSUSD music!
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