BHS Band in the parade
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Sherman E. Burroughs High School Band of Ridgecrest, California

We proudly performed in the 4th of July Parade in Washington, D.C. thanks to the invitation of Representative Kevin McCarthy. A few other BHS Band recent highlights include the festivals we have attended including working with the PAC Fleet Band in Hawaii 2015 and with Jon Territo on the Carnival Inspiration Cruise Ship February 2016.
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 4, 2017 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.
We no longer use Smartmusic for BHS assessment.

Boosters help us raise funds

Music Boosters

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.

We're about music education.We're about music education.this is a link to our Colorguard webpage
Festival 2016 included
A Carnival Cruise

That was us March 10 at In 2011, we enjoyed Disneyland performance after the SCSBOA festival at Littlerock HS

The 2012 trip was to AZ
Grand Canyon, 

NAU, skiing and much more!
Our proposed 2018 trip is to HA
expecting to be week 1, 7 days including March 24 SSUSD 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!

Emergency form
concert reports
Instrument loan
trip rules | McKay's rules

Band Council & Staff
Booster Club
Burroughs High School
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Vic Firth
Percussion website that has information about RUDIMENTS!

Site updated 1/23/17,

BHS 500 E. French Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 | (760) 499-1800 ext. 4033
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