The BHS Band enjoys overnight trips!


Big trips are priviledges for which our students meet the following requirements: 90% achievement
1) Smartmusic (at least 70%)
2) Mr. Austin's Notes contract, excellent ATTENDANCE, required forms and in some cases the BHS Activities Code
3) Academics: 3.0 grade point average or higher
4) Costs (expected to be offset by fundraising). Our Music Boosters invite all interested parties to attend meetings held (usually the 2nd Wednesday) monthly where we discuss trips, plans, fundraising, etc.


2014 Hawaii Band/Choir/Orchestra Festival Trip

Information is available via our Charms website. Find the link on our homepage then go to handouts >>HawaiiInfo & HawaiiEnrollment. The enrollment form and deposit were due May 30, 2013.

The March 19 - 23, 2012 Arizona trip included Chinle High School, the Grand Canyon and NAU

ARIZONA. We performed at Chinle High School, visited the the Grand Canyon on and did Northern Arizona University music clinics. Fun times included skiing Snowbowl and dinner at Black Bart's Steakhouse. Monday and Friday were basically travel days. The trip cost $550 per person with payments in September, November and January. Of course, the trip was optional and Music Boosters were great assisting the groups with fundraising and having an awesome time!

March 2011 and this year's Festival trip include Disneyland performance

Disney performance
The 2011 SCSBOA Festival was at Littlerock High School, 1:30 p.m. on March 3rd was followed by marching at Disneyland, 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011. Trip costs averaged $150 per person. The Smartmusic assessment included "Flight of the Piasa" by Robert Sheldon and bandmembers had 3.0 gpa requirements (see above). Next year's festival trip will also have a Smartmusic assessment and gpa requirements. Several of our members auditioning for honor groups (i.e. WIBC & Rose Parade) did Smartmusic so we spend much time getting the word out about our Burroughs High School Band using Smartmusic.

*Smartmusic is computer software that many band directors use for teaching music concepts & recording school bands. It's helpful also for demonstrating classical/jazz/misc. styles with either piano accompaniment or band accompaniment or whatever medium was used to make the audio file. Our BHS Band members performing in the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade earned spots as well as our WIBC (Seattle honor band ) participants based on Smartmusic assessment. Teachers who use Finale (notation software) make school band pieces available for members to learn/practice/test music using any web-connected computer running Smartmusic .
Note: all out-of-state travel requires school board approval.
March 2013, the SSUSD school board approved the Hawaii 2014 trip.

The Spring 2010 & 2014band trip were Hawaii Festival trips which cost $2,000 per person. A $200 deposit was due April 15 from every applicant (band, choir or orchestra member).


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