Saturday, September 25, 2010

THE NEW ENGLAND TENORS To Rock Town Meeting This Monday

As many of you already may have heard, The New England Tenors will be the featured performers along with the BHS Chorus and Select Singers at this year's BHS Music Boosters Association Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction on November 6 in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center (check out the poster on the sidebar of the blog).

 The New England Tenors are a trio of professional musicians who bring years of performing a broad variety of musical genres to the stage like no other tenor group. One third of this trio comes from BHS in the voice of John Middleton-Cox!

 As a teaser and prelude to the brilliant sounds that the Gala Benefit Concert will bring to the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, The New England Tenors and the BHS Chorus and Select Singers will perform at the opening of Town Meeting on Monday, September 27. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm and will be shown live on BCAT.

 Don't forget to tune in on Monday so you can hear how fantastic our gala concert will be with guest artists The New England Tenors and the BHS Chorus and Select Singers!

Friday, September 24, 2010

BHS MUSIC BOOSTERS SHOP: Now Open For Business!!!

Celebrate Burlington with a spirit scarf!

The BHS Music Boosters Association has been given the OK to sell merchandise at all home games in Woburn. This is great news for a great organization!

Starting tomorrow (Saturday, September 25) let's show our true colors with merchandise from the BHS Music Boosters Shop  Purchase Burlington scarves, cushions, cheer sticks and sweatshirts at prices you simply can't believe!

Can't attend the game? Contact Vicki Kikuchi to purchase these items at Great gifts for the holidays!


BURLINGTON RED DEVILS vs. STONEHAM SPARTANS: Let's raise the instruments for more touchdown celebrations!

Remember last week's exciting fourth quarter? We lost track of how many times the instruments were raised by the band to celebrate another touchdown!!!

Well, it's time for another game! Let's raise those instruments high once again!

This week the Burlington High School Red Devils play the Stoneham Spartans. It's a home game, but don't forget that all home games are at Woburn High School. Game time is 6:00 pm.

The BHS Red Devils Marching Band is looking spectacular and sounding even better! Come out and show your spirit on Saturday, September 25 at 6:00 pm.


Monday, September 20, 2010

TASTE OF BURLINGTON features BHS Select Singers in Special Appearance

If you are attending tonight's Taste of Burlington, make sure to look for the BHS Select Singers and their director John Middleton-Cox who will be performing during the event.

Hosted by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Reimer and Braunstein, the annual fundraising event will take place between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. For tickets or more information, contact the Burlington Chamber of Commerce at 781-273-2523.

Good luck to our Select Singers. We know you will be a hit!

Friday, September 17, 2010


The Burlington High School Red Devils football team and marching band will be on the road this weekend as they come up against the Arlington High School Spy Ponders. The game will be played on Saturday evening at Pierce Field, 869 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington MA.

For directions to the field, please refer to the sidebar.

Come and enjoy the BHS Marching Red Devils as they perform "Boogie Down" and the debut of their newest song, "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Game time is 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

RAYBURN MUSIC provides first fundraising opportunity of year

The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association will hold its first fundraiser this evening. Members will assist Rayburn Music, the retailer/rental agent of musical instruments for the school system music program, at the high school during Rayburn musical instrument night.

Parents and their students in the fourth and fifth grades who are interested in learning an instrument may rent or rent-to-own by attending this event. Boosters members will assist in the rentals by directing traffic, collecting forms and handing out instruments.

The Rayburn Music Instrument Night is a win-win: Rayburn's customers are thrilled that they don't have long lines in which to wait and the Boosters receive a stipend for each member that helps!

Boosters members who are interested in helping are requested to go to the cafeteria at 5:30 pm tonight...the Rayburn Musical Instrument night begins at 6:00 pm.

NOTE: The BHS Music Boosters Association will hold its first meeting of the school year tonight at 7:30 in the band room. We encourage all those present at the Rayburn fundraiser to walk down to the meeting following the event.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Remembering September 11th At BHS

This past Friday was September 11. The Burlington High School Select Singers have traditionally sung the National Anthem and another selection during morning announcements. Commemorating the 9th anniversary, this year was no different.

We would like to reprint the blog entry from the Principal's Blog of September 11, 2010.

Remembering September 11th At BHS

BHS Music Boosters General Membership Meetings to Begin This Tuesday

The BHS Music Boosters Association will hold the first general membership meeting of the 2010/2011 year on Tuesday night, September 14th, at 7:30 in the BHS Band Room.

Come hear about plans for our big fund raiser of the year, the November 6th Gala Benefit Concert featuring "The New England Tenors" and the BHS Chorus and Select Singers. Other plans for the year to be discussed include a new music scholarship and we hope you will take part in helping to institute it!

We are also looking for volunteers to bring snacks to the football games and will have sign up sheets at the meeting. If you have a conflict that evening, please contact Shirley Fong to volunteer at

The Music Boosters Association encourages the participation of parents and guardians of both band and chorus students! Come and see what we are all about!

Friday, September 10, 2010

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? BHS Home Opener Against Billerica in Woburn This Saturday, 9/11

The 2009-2010 BHS Red Devils Marching Band

Burlington High School Red Devils football season begins tomorrow night with the traditional opening game rivalry against Billerica. Although it is a home game, home turf will be at Woburn High School due to construction on Varsity Field. Kickoff is 6:00 pm. See the sidebar for directions.

The Burlington High School Marching Band will be featured during the half-time show with its newest members, the class of 2014!

Band members will be treated during intermission to snacks and drinks provided by the Music Boosters.

The Music Boosters encourage everyone to come out, make some noise and cheer the team and Marching Band on at this exciting season opener!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Great news, Music Boosters friends!

The School Committee members have unanimously voted to change the name of Fogelberg Auditorium to Fogelberg Performing Arts Center!

The decision was made based on an appeal in the middle of June to Dr. Conti by one of our own Music Boosters members . 

The following is the text of an article that appeared in the Wednesday, September 8 edition of the Burlington Daily Times Chronicle as reported by Mark Biagiotti.

BURLINGTON - During its recent meeting, the School Committee voted unanimously in favor of renaming Fogelberg Auditorium at Burlington High School to the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center.

School Supt. Dr. Eric Conti stated the new name would reflect the change from an auditorium to a professional performance venue that hosts plays, recitals, and concerts.

“Renaming the auditorium to the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center will help improve the marketing aspect of the facility,” said Conti, as he noted some of the improvements and upgrades that have been implemented to the auditorium over the years which include new seating, new lighting, and a new sound system.

It was noted that the facility has dressing rooms, fly space, and an orchestra pit.

The School Committee, as a whole, felt the name change is a great idea and all the members fully supported it.

Chairman Christine Monaco offered a gesture of humor when she congratulated the late Ed Fogelberg on the “upgraded” name change of his auditorium.

“If you are watching this Ed, [Fogelberg], congratulations because you just got upgraded,” said Monaco.
On with the performances!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The Burlington High School Drama Club will hold auditions for It's a Wonderful Life on September 14 from 6:30-9:00 pm and September 15 from 2:45-5:00 pm in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center. Performance dates are December 4 at 7:30 pm and December 5 at 2:00 pm.

Directed by Jennifer Lavin Howard of the Burlington Players, It's a Wonderful Life has been adapted from the film by Frank Capra and features 20 roles plus an ensemble playing multiple characters.

Character descriptions and a complete synopsis are available on Facebook at "BHS Drama Club IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE Auditions". For more information, students can contact Mr. Middleton in the Music Department.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association is pleased to announce its Executive Board members for the 2010-2011 school year.

President: Donna Gregorio
Vice President for Band: Brenda Cahoon
Vice President for Chorus: Maryellen Schissler
Secretary: Vicki Kikuchi
Treasurer: Sue Frost
Members at Large: Steve Parker, Faydeen Sateriale

Committee Chairs are as follows:
Publicity and Blog: Vanessa Ovian
Fund Raising: Shirley Fong, Rebecca Cote annd Carol Sheldon
Hospitality: Shirley Fong and Phyllis Fleishman

The first general meeting for the BHS Music Boosters Association will take place on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 in the band room of the high school. An overview of the year will be presented and will include the upcoming Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, scholarships for band and chorus members, and several other important issues.

All parents and/or guardians of BHS Marching Band, Dance Squad, Color Guard and BHS Chorus and Select Chorus students are invited to attend this meeting.