Thursday, November 25, 2010


The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association would like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is the final football game of the season...the Marching Band appears for its farewell performance of the year in Lexington. The game begins at 10:15 am. We hope to see you all there.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's A Wonderful Life...A Holiday Classic Right Here At BHS

So you say you haven't bought your tickets yet for It's A Wonderful Life? Well...what are you waiting for? Maybe a picture will help!

The Baileys are reunited on Christmas Eve!
We're sure you will agree...a holiday season isn't complete without George Bailey, Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Mr. Potter, Harry Bailey and the rest of the gang from Bedford Falls.

Tickets are now available. Bring the whole family for this memorable holiday presentation at the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center on December 4 at 7:30pm and December 5 at 2:00 pm.

Visit or 781-A-FUN-TIC.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Tickets Now On Sale

Burlington High School is pleased to present one of the most beloved classics of all times, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” on stage at the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center this holiday season. Performances will take place on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 5 at 2:00 pm.

Adapted by James W Rodgers from the Frank Capra film starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the story of love and redemption, the story of George Bailey, a young man who seems to have the perfect life: a loving wife, four children and his own business. Then, on Christmas Eve, overwhelming troubles come crashing down on him and he contemplates suicide, convinced that everyone would be better off if he'd never lived. At the last moment his guardian angel, Clarence, appears to show George just how the world would be without him. George is convinced and Clarence returns him to the world for a happy ending that has melted hearts for generations. Playing the lead role of George Bailey is Zaven Ovian with Emily Murgo as Mary Hatch and Stuart Gelin as Clarence Odbody.

Reserved seating tickets for “It’s a Wonderful Life” can be purchased by visiting Ticket prices are $5 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. For more information please phone 781-A-FUN-TIC.

The Fogelberg Performing Arts Center is located at 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, and is handicapped accessible (for special assistance, please phone 781-270-1860).


Today is Veteran's Day. The Burlington High School Marching Band will participate in the annual commemoration at the town common planned and coordinated by the Veteran's Affairs office here in town.

Every year this event attracts not just veterans but a large group of patriots, Americans whose family members have served their country over the past many decades and their supporters.

We salute each and every one of them. Your service to our country and the freedom we enjoy is recognized and truly appreciated.

The BHS Marching Band, Select Singers and Chorus also participated in the all-school assembly yesterday to commemorate Veteran's Day.

Please join the Music Boosters as we support all the men and women of the armed forces as well as our own BHS Marching Band today on the Burlington Town Common at 9:00 am for "Call to Colors" and at 10:00 am for the Veteran's Day observance.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"SHARE THE JOY": BHS Select Singers Join 2,000 In Yuletide Premiere

The BHS Select Singers, conducted by John Middleton-Cox, will sing the world premiere of a new holiday song at Lord & Taylor in the Burlington Mall, Monday, November 15, at 5:30 pm celebrating the eagerly anticipated annual unveiling of the holiday windows at Lord & Taylor’s flagship store in New York City.

With the Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ and almost 2,000 choristers at most of Lord & Taylor’s 46 locations in nine states, the Select Singers will sing a program of yuletide favorites highlighted by “Share the Joy,” written just for this occasion by founder and artistic director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ Francisco J. Núñez and composer Jim Papoulis.

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ extended the invitation to all of the choruses in the spirit of the season to show how the power of song can bring people of all kinds together through music.

The New York event, featuring a performance by Kristin Chenoweth, will be streamed live at In addition, all of the performances will be taped so that afterwards, every one of the Lord & Taylor performances in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and Illinois will be available for viewing at The Burlington High School Select Singers are one of the choruses already list on this website...take a look!

Immediately after the unveiling, a recording of “Share the Joy,” featuring the voices of all participating choruses will be available at Lord & Taylor, on iTunes, and on

General Membership Meeting: Come One and All

A general membership meeting of the BHS Music Boosters Association will be held tonight, Tuesday, November 9, at the high school beginning at 7:30 pm in the band room.

Agenda topics include a report on the Gala Benefit Concert and the upcoming Mary Poppins fundraiser.

Also to be discussed is the new music scholarship that we hope to institute this year.

We will be looking for volunteers from the band parents to donate food and help with both our Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving Day pre-game breakfasts

All members are urged to attend.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dear Burlington: Gala Benefit Concert is Tribute to Music in Schools

Dear Burlington music lovers:

The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association would like to thank both the local and high school communities for supporting the Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, featuring The New England Tenors and BHS Chorus and Select Singers. Saturday evening was a magical night for all who were in attendance. Our enthusiastic audience spanned every generation and the spirited and rousing ovations were an overwhelming tribute to the on-stage talent and the event!

Our sincere thanks go out to all who made this a night to remember including The New England Tenors and the brilliant voices of John Middleton-Cox, Ray Bauwens and Damien Corcoran, Alan Freedman on piano, Burlington Schools music teacher Jennifer Rzasa on Violin, and BHS music student Patrick Hanafin on percussion. Also, we wish to thank Mike Fay, Jenny Shaw, Chet Maguire, Alan McRae, Kate McMahon, and all our student and parent volunteers.

We would like to thank our program sponsors whose support of our endeavors is greatly appreciated: Accurate Automotive & Tire Warehouse, the Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Burlington, Brenda Cahoon of Exit Premier Real Estate, Arthur Fertman, DDS, PC, New Jang Su Korean BBQ Restaurant, Spencer Cleaners, and Dr. Robert E. Segool, Optometrist.

There were many local businesses whose generosity to the silent auction helped us reach our fundraising goal for this event. Special thanks go to: the Gregorio Family, the Hilton Garden Inn, “Shear Madness” at the Charles Theatre II, PC Healthstop, Elizabeth Grady, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, the Paul Revere House, the Obleschuk Family and the Minuteman National Park, Meryl Galaid and the Wheelock Family Theatre, and the Peabody Essex Museum.

Also, the Burlington Recreation Department, Subway, Showcase Cinemas Woburn, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Beauty and the Beast” at Burlington High School, the Real School of Music, Spencer Cleaners, Massage Envy, Roche Brothers, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Patterson’s Back Bay Dancewear, Adrian Beltre and the Boston Red Sox, Ikier Wellness Center, Dandelion Green, Pizza Works, The Fong Family, Capital Grille, “Sing-a-Long Mary Poppins” and “Dame Edna” at the Regent Theatre.

Finally, Diane Mills, The Melting Pot, the Cote Family, A Whole Bunch, Burlington Jade, Deborah Monte, Josephine Perelman, Medieval Manor Theatre-Restaurant, Given Erwin Florist and Garden Center, Angela Richardson and “Godspell” at the Turtle Lane Playhouse, and Burlington Veterinary Hospital.

We are also extremely grateful to the following businesses that made the dessert reception a complete and total success: Delicious Desserts, Hilton Garden Inn, Julie’s Confections, La Cascia’s Bakery, Stop ‘n’ Shop Bedford, Stop ‘n’ Shop Lexington, Stop ‘n’ Shop Woburn, True North, The Fat and Happy Baker of Wakefield, and Shotcakes at the Burlington Mall.

The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association is a non-profit organization that supports the music department with a number of programs including scholarships for every graduating marching band member, concert attire for band and chorus members, transportation to music festivals, wish list items for the music department and the introduction of a new scholarship for music students who continue music studies in college. Please check back here often for new and exciting performances at the high school.

Christian theologian Martin Luther's words sum it up beautifully: "As long as we live, there is never enough singing."

Thank you, Burlington, for your never-ending support of our endeavors and the realization that music plays an important part in all our lives.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

WELCOME HOME: Varsity Field Reopens with BHS Red Devils vs. Wakefield Warriors

The Burlington High School Red Devils have been dying to play the Wakefield Warriors on Friday, November 5 in a home game in Burlington.

Why Wakefield, you may ask?

Because November 5th will be the first game on Burlington High School's NEW VARSITY FIELD!!! Since the beginning of school our athletic field and its surrounding area have been torn up while the school has replaced the deteriorating and unsafe bleachers on both home and visitor sides and installed a new turf field. And guess what! We now have the same turf that is used at Gillette Stadium. We don't fool around!

Beginning at 6:25 pm, there will be a special Opening Ceremony for the new facility with Mr. Field as Master of Ceremonies. All town officials will be present.

Following that there will also be a special Senior Recognition Ceremony beginning at approximately 6:45. Seniors from the Marching Band, Dance Squad, Color Guard, football team and cheerleading squad will be introduced with their parents/guardians and take the field in recognition of their achievements at BHS. Athletes from other fall sports will also be acknowledged.

So...fair warning...arrive a bit early if you would like to park close, choose a great viewing spot on the new bleachers and revel in the excitement of our new VARSITY FIELD!


Monday, November 1, 2010

The New England Tenors: Catch a Glimpse of Saturday's Performance Here

With all that has been published about The Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction featuring The New England Tenors, we thought the only thing left to do is provide a tease of what you can look forward to!

This clip of The New England Tenors was  recorded by Alan McRae during their recent performance at Ashworth By The Sea in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Tenors John Middleton-Cox (yes, Burlington's own), Damien Corcoran and Ray Bauwens, accompanied by Alan Freedman on piano, will be joined on Saturday evening by the Burlington High School Chorus and Select Singers, presenting a variety of genres that will please everyone in the audience!

The silent auction viewing and bidding will take place before the concert and during our festive dessert reception at intermission. Don't by shy about placing your bids! All proceeds from this memorable event will go directly to the programs the Music Boosters Association supports, including scholarships, transportation, concert attire and music department wish-list items.

We are anxiously waiting for Saturday to arrive and look forward to seeing everyone! Doors open at 6:30 pm to allow for silent auction viewing and bidding; the auditorium doors open at 7:00 pm.

To purchase tickets, visit or phone 781-A-FUN-TIC for more information.

The event will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School, located at 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, and is handicapped accessible.