Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lineup for Gala Benefit Concert

This Saturday night, the Burlington High School Music Boosters will host their annual Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of the high school. All proceeds for the concer till go directly to the BHS Marching Band's trip to Disney World, April 2013.  The event will take place this Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for bidding on our exciting silent auction items.

The performers are busily preparing for what promises to be an exceptional night of Disney music and memories. The night will include several performances by our own BHS Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Matt Lovell. A special percussion quartet will impress the audience with their skills, and will be performed by Stuart Tomkins, Josh Rosenberg, Devin LaRocque, and Praveen Menon.  The Four Saxes will take the stage with their saxophone talents, including Bryan Miranda, Eddie Gelberg, Kyle Pereira, and Shivesh Shah. 

Other group performances will include the BHS Color Guard and the BHS Dance Squad, advised by Lauren Cameron and Kaitlyn Falzone, respectively.  A duet dance number will be performed by Kerry Alexander and Kristen Healey.  Another duet, to be performed by John Kelley and Nicollete Moodie, will feature spectacular vocal arrangements with piano accompainment by John Middleton-Cox and Eric Leva.  A trio of band members, Joe Sateriale, Xavier Little, and Gilad Oved will display their musical talents.
Solo performances will provide lots of singing and musical entertainment and will include performances by:  Sarah Burnham, Clayton Davison, Emily Bertolami, Alex Heisler, Emily Martin, and Eddie Gelberg.  We are fortunate to have special adult guests on our stage.  The talented Mr. Larry Gelberg will show us all where his talented sons get their musical skills!  Our assistant band director and BHS alumni, Eric Leva, will provide a musical model to which all of the marching band students can aspire.  And our own Burlington Music Director, Mr. John Middleton-Cox, will grace the stage and perform a Disney musical selection that crosses generations!

Please make plans to join us on Saturday evening, November 3 at 7:30 with family and friends!  A festive dessert buffet will be served during our silent auction intermission!  Tickets are available online at the music office. Info: 781-A-FUN-TIC.

Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction THIS WEEKEND


Do you have your tickets yet for Saturday night's Annual Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction?  The show is this Saturday night, November 3rd, 7:30 at the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center at Burlington High School (781-A-FUN-TIC for ticket sales).  A great night of Disney music, featuring the BHS Marching Band, the Concert and Silent Auction guarantees a fun evening of entertainment and perhaps even some early holiday gift items during the intermission's Silent Auction.

Here are some of the exciting offerings that will be up for auction this Saturday night.  Don't miss your chance to win some great items.  All proceeds will go towards the BHS Marching Band's trip to Disney World, April 2013.  The BHS Music Boosters would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who contributed to the silent auction:

Herb Chambers Lexus and Shafman Family:  2 Patriots tickets, 4 Celtics tickets, 2 Boston Ballet Nutcracker tickets, 4 lift tickets Wachusett Mountain
BHS Music Booster Families:  Lottery tickets
Center for Adult Dental:  Teeth whitening sessions
In Shape for Women:  One month training
Fitness Together Burlington:  2/2 weeks personal training
JR's Landscaping:  Fall clean up
Long's Jewelers:  John Hardy sterling silver hoop earrings
Peter D'Amore Law Firm:  4 Nashoba Valley lift tickets
Titan Oil:  50 gallons free Oil
Hilton Garden Inn:  Weekend night stay and breakfast for 2
Real School of Music:  4/30 minute private lessons
Burlington Marriott:  Overnight stay with breakfast 2 adults/2 kids
Capital Grille:  $150 gift card
James A. Martin Co.: 3 yards premium quality colored mulch
Lauren Cameron/Al Spinali:  2 Celtics tickets
Chang Family:  Nokia cell phone
Vera Bradley:  Miller bag and cosmetic bag
Chipotle:  2/$100 gift cards for 10 burritos
Donna Costa:  $75 Mary Kay products
Leesa Mitchell:  Miche pocketbook and travel size bag
BHS Music:  4 tickets to Spring Musical "Hairspray"
BHS Music:  4 tickets to Winter Drama "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Mrs. Field/Joanna Schlansky:  Mrs. Field large cookie, homemade chocoloate treats
Lush: Basket of Lush products
Unleashed/Better Way Errand & Pet Sitting: Pet sundries and pet sitting
Snip Its:  Haircut, hair products, small toys
Jenny Craig Basket:  Exercise bands, pedometer, DVD and CDs
Trader Joes:  Assorted products
Karen Mahoney:  2 Celtics tickets
Perfect Promotions:  Adult and youth sweatshirts
Aviva Abeshaus:  Handmade scarf
Also, check out the mystery boxes and door prizes, containing items from the following donors:
Massage Envy
Not Your Average Joe's Restaurant
Glamour Nails
Jordan's Furniture IMAX Theater
Nail and Co.
Fresh City Restaurant
Elizabeth Grady Salon
Southwick's Zoo
Burlington Recreation Department
Villa Franca Restaurant
Delta Auto
Lia Sophia Jewelry
Sharper Image Hair Salon
True North Coffee
Landana's Restaurant
Back Bay Dancewear/Pattersons
Bruce Nails
Virgo Hair Salon
Newbury Comics
Sweet Ginger Restaurant
Hugh O'Neill's Restaurant & Pub, Malden 
The festive dessert buffet is always a wonderful addition to our fundraising event. The Music Boosters would like to acknowledge the following businesses for their generous donations:

Delicious Desserts
Mrs. Field Cookies in the Burlington Mall
Burlington Hilton Hotel
Burlington Marriott
Double Tree Hotel
Andy Weiner, Dunkin Donuts
La Cascia's Bakery
Stop n Shop
Roch Bothers
In addition to the business participation, the Music Boosters would like to thank the members of the organization who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this event such a wonderful success. Parental involvement is so important to the success of not just this event but to all of our endeavors. We thank each and every parent who took part in the planning of the Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction.  We look forward to seeing you at the show -- doors open at 6:30!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

BHS Band and the Woburn Halloween Parade

Be sure to mark your calendars for this Sunday, October 28th at 1:00 pm, to watch the BHS Marching Band participate in the Woburn Halloween Parade!  This annual tradition is a fun afternoon for families to gather along the parade route and cheer on their band, color guard, or dance squad member!  The afternoon is sure to provide plenty of ghosts and goblins, band performances, and maybe even some candy, if you're lucky to catch some from the many floats and clowns walking the parade route.  This is good practice for our BHS Marching Band members to be marching down Main Street.  The next Main Street they will march down will be in Disney World in April 2012!  Come cheer on the band, wearing their various costumes and proudly representing Burlington High School!

The parade begins at the intersections of route 38 and 128, by the Woburn Cinema/Holiday Inn Select, exit 35 off 128.  The parade heads south on Route 38, Main Street Woburn, traveling for 2.2 miles to the Woburn/Winchester Line, ending at Horn Pond.  Start time is 1:00 pm!  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Salem Invitational 2012

The Salem Invitational will take place this weekend, Saturday night, October 6th at Salem High School football stadium in Salem, NH.  The evening begins at precisely 6:00 pm the Salem (NH) Marching Band Invitational will commence, a much anticipated event for all participating bands.

The Salem Invitational has been a much anticipated favorite for years, giving our students the opportunity to see what and how other marching bands are performing, thus nurturing the creativity of every member. From the smallest groups of perhaps 30 members to the largest of over 300, it is a lovefest for officiandos and an evening of pure talent, innovation and entertainment for all.

Salem High School is located at 44 Geremonty Blvd. Salem, NH.

Directions: 93N to exit 1, Rockingham Blvd. Bear right, road name changes to Veterans Memorial Parkway. Cross over Rte 28 and continue to Geremonty Blvd, turn left. Continue down Geremonty Blvd, high school is on your left. Parking at high school fills up fast, you can park across the street at town offices, too.

WORD OF WARNING! In order to find parking and secure a good seat, plan to arrive early…5:15-5:30 is about right. There is an admission price, programs and concessions are available for purchase.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Upcoming Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

The Burlington High School Music Boosters Association is thrilled to present its fourth annual “Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction” on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 7:30 pm, in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School.
     The concert will highlight the music of Disney, in anticipation of the BHS Marching Band’s trip to Disney World in the spring of 2013.  Entitled “A Magic Music Night”, the show will include a variety of performances by Burlington music students and friends of the Marching Band.  A distinctive feature of the evening will be independent performances of the BHS Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. Matt Lovell.  Other exciting routines will include members of the Color Guard and Dance Squad.

Intermission will offer a time to bid on silent auction items while enjoying pastries and coffee donated by Burlington’s generous local business.  Special items on the silent auction will include gift certificates for a Burlington Marriott overnight stay, Get in Shape for Women membership, Chipotle and other restaurant meals, Center for Adult Dental teeth whitening, Massage Envy massage, Nails and Company manicures, tickets to the spring production of “Hairspray”, and a host of other spectacular indulgent surprises!

          General admission to the Gala Benefit Concert and Silent Auction is $10. All proceeds from this event will benefit the BHS Marching Band’s trip to perform in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World during the spring of 2013.  Tickets can be purchased  online at For more information, please phone 781-A-FUN-TIC.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  The Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, located at 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, is handicapped accessible.