Saturday, September 29, 2012

Marching Band Car Wash

Car Wash   
Sunday Oct 7, 2012 at Memorial School 
11 am to 3 pm

We need both parents and bandies to sign up.  

All bandies who want Disney credit, must sign up for one 1.5 hour slot and bring at least one of the supplies listed.  Remember we can't have a car wash without some of each of the items that are listed.  

Use the google doc below to sign up.  

Also, we could use some posters to post around town and to use the day of.  Please make some posters at home and bring them to the football game on Friday night - Oct 5th.

Parents are needed ... 3-4 for each shift to supervise only.  Use the google doc below as well to sign up.

Bandies - be prepared to get wet and wash lots of cars and trucks!!

Questions ... contact Carol Sheldon( or Debbie Dew(

Sign Up Link:


Meeting to Learn About Marching Band Disney Trip

This is from our BHS Music Boosters President, Faydeen Sateriale:

Reminder ... Monday, October 1st is our first general membership meeting for the Music Boosters.  We will start at 7:00 pm in the BHS Band Room.  

We will begin with a business meeting regarding Chorus and Band as well as fill you in on what is in store for the 2012-2013 year.  Also, we will go over details regarding the Gala & Silent Auction on November 3rd.  The agenda will shift to an information segment with the travel agent regarding the the Marching Band Disney Trip.

Don't forget to bring a scratch card (of any amount) to the meeting.  Joanna Schlansky will be collecting them to make a "money tree" for the auction.

Some Disney Particulars:  

Chaperones ... Four (4) more chaperones are be needed.  We have 9 confirmed with reservations and deposit #1.  Each will be assigned approx 8 students.  Chaperones will travel with the marching band on same plane, stay in same hotel (French Quarter), go to same parks and stay until marching band leaves.  There will be specific check in times during the course of the stay with chaperones and bandies.  There will be a security guard assigned to be on duty outside the rooms from 11pm through 6am.  If you are considering chaperoning, please send me an email prior to the meeting on Monday.

Next Deposit ($350) is due ... November 9th

Final Deposit (balance will be given based on fundraising efforts) ... January 4th 

Travel Agent will go over purchasing travel insurance as well as the details regarding cancellations.

Next trip cost reducing fundraiser ... CAR WASH ... Sunday, October 7th ... 10am - 3pm ... @ Memorial School ... bandies are working it ... need a few parents to help supervise only ... stay tuned for more details coming soon!

The Chorus and Band are going to have a great and very busy year.  I am looking forward to see you Monday night to share in all the details and excitement!

Thank you for helping support our very talented and wonderful music students.  It makes all the difference

Friday, September 28, 2012

Woburn TONIGHT and Eleanor Rigby

Under a threatening sky of rain, the Burlington High School Red Devils football team will be at it again tonight facing the Woburn football team in Woburn.  Game time is 7:00 pm, and don't forget to bring your rain gear, just in case!

Speaking of football games, did you hear about last week's game and the Burlington High School Marching Band's decision to team up with the opposing team's band and play "Eleanor Rigby" as a combined group?  The story has received a lot of buzz this week, on the "Burlington Patch", various blogs, and Facebook.  The story goes that during the halftime show at Burlington's Varsity field, both bands played the same arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby".  After Belmont lost, the Burlington band went over to the visitor side, and the drum majors decided to have their bands play the same song together.  What transpired next was a great demonstration of passion for music, erasing all lines of "your school" versus "my school".  Congratulations to all of the members of the Burlington High School Marching Band for showing Belmont a warm welcome!  You are to be commended!

Check out the video, thanks to Shirley Fong for allowing us to re-post here.  If you want to see what else the Burlington High School Band has up their sleeves, watch the halftime show at tonight's Woburn game!  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friday Night Lights: BHS Football vs. Belmont

Come see the Burlington High School Marching Band perform at halftime during the BHS Football game against Belmont.  This week's home game will feature a great night of town camraderie, awesome football, and a spectacular marching band performance during the halftime show.  Kickoff is at 7 pm at BHS Varsity Field, Friday night, September 21st.  Hope to see you there!

Other things are happening with the BHS Music Boosters!  We are busy planning our biggest fund raiser of the year, our Gala Concert, which will take place on Saturday night, November 3rd, at 7:30 at BHS Fogerberg Auditorium.  SAVE THE DATE and plan to join us for a night of Disney musical magic!  Details to follow soon!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Welcome Letter 2012/2013

Dear Parents & Guardians:

           On behalf of the Executive Board... Welcome!  As the parent or guardian of a student in the
           Burlington High School Marching Band or Chorus, you are an automatic member of the 
           BHS Music Boosters Association.  We invite you to participate in any or all of the activities 
           of the Association.  By doing so, you support the education and well-being of your 
           high school student.

           Those of you who are new to the high school will be excited to see that BHS offers an 
           outstanding music program of concerts, musicals, banquets, parades, and other 
           performances throughout the year.  The BHS Music Boosters is committed to 
           providing support, financial and otherwise, to the BHS music students, and to this 
           program of events.  Through our fundraising efforts, we are the only Burlington 
           High School association to provide a scholarship to all marching band seniors 
           going on to higher education.

           Participation in the Boosters is a great way to meet other parents and to be included 
           behind the scenes in events that your child cares about!  Whether you have one hour or 
           an entire afternoon, once or ten times during the year, there are many different, fun ways 
           for you to participate.  Parents carry water at parades, help with instruments and equipment 
           at football games, bake, sew costumes, build or paint sets for the stage performances, stuff 
           envelopes, help with publicity, sell candy and balloons, and much more.
           We desperately need participation in our general meetings to make and vote on decisions  
           that affect your student – decisions that range from candy sales to scholarship amounts.  
           There are five general meetings a year every other month (dates/times will be posted soon). 
           The first general meeting (which includes an info session with the Disney Travel 
           Agent) will be Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 (until about 9:00) PM in the 
           band practice room.  We encourage you to join us for this first meeting.  An overview 
           of the year will be presented explaining upcoming events.