Monday, February 25, 2013

Got Music?  We Do!  Upcoming BHS Band and Chorus Concerts!


This week, the BHS Band and Chorus will present their annual Ides of Marc" concert, Thursday evening, February 28th, 2013, in the cafeteria of the high school (located at the back of the building). Come in from the cold and snow and enjoy some lovely musical selections presented to you by the BHS Chorus and Select Singers under the direction of John Middleton-Cox. In addition, for your musical entertainment, the BHS Concert and Jazz Bands will once again light up the room with their powerful and moving renditions of some classic favorites. Refreshments will be provided and the concert is free of charge, beginning at 7:30 pm. The BHS Cafeteria is handicapped accessible.

Also coming to the BHS musical calendar is the fourth annual All-Town Band Concert, which will be held in the BHS gymnasium on Thursday, March 7th beginning at 7:00 pm. A favorite of many, the concert will feature all grades from the Burlington band program, including elementary, middle, and high school music students. Concert goers will be treated to a special view into the growth and progression of musical prowess throughout the grades, providng motivation to the younger students to stick with their instrumental studies in anticipation of the musical excellence that can be expected in the highter grades. Besides, who wouldn't want to go to Disney World, like the BHS Marching Band will be doing this April vacation! The concert is free of charge.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Burlington High School is excited to announce that "you can't stop the beat" when it presents its hilarious and uplifting production of Hairspray, the Broadway Musical on March 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm and on March 24 at 2:00 pm. Performances of the Tony award-winning musical will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School.

Picture this: It's 1962 in Baltimore and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heart throb Link Lark, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

A family-friendly production, Hairspray promises to have you be-boppin' with a roster of uplifiting songs by Mark Chaiman and Scott Wittman that include "Good Morning Baltimore," "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now," "Welcome to the '60s," and "You Can't Stop the Beat."

Leading the talent-packed cast of Hairspray is senior Marissa Cote as the ever-optimistic Tracy Turnblad. She is joined by Eddie Gelberg as Corny Collins, Steven Gelberg as Link Larkin, Mikayla Merrill as Velma Von Tussle, Ashley Shafman as Amber Von Tussle, Emily Martin as Penny Pingleton, Gina Ganley as Prudy Pendleton and Joram Coichy as Seaweed J. Stubbs. Also featured are Nicollette Moodie as Motormouth Maybelle, Michael Garcia as Edna Turnblad, Harry Lane as Wilbur Turnblad and Caroline Kashgegian as Little Inez and Nicholas Silva as Harriman Spritzer.

Tickets for Hairspray, The Broadway Musical are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting or by phone at 781-A-FUN-TIC (781-238-6842). Ticket prices are $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults. All performances will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street in Burlington, Massachusetts, a handicapped accessible facility.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Upcoming Burlington High School Marching Band Trip to Disney World

The band will be travelling to Disney World to march down Main Street in Magic Kingdom during April school vacation week, April 15 - 19, 2013.  Here is a draft itinerary for your planning purposes:

Monday, April 15th, Travel and Epcot
Tuesday, April 16th, March down Main St., Magic Kingdom
Wednesday, April 17th, Hollywood Studios
Thursday, April 18th, Magic Kingdom and packing/pool time
Friday, April 19th, Animal Kingdom and Travel

SAVE THE DATE: Mandatory Parent/Bandie Disney Meeting with Bill Lacey of World Class Vacations .... Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 pm ... BHS Auditorium.

Parents (at least one) and Bandies must attend to go over final details, expectations and questions for the April 15th departure for Walt Disney World.

Other Upcoming Important Dates for your BHS Music Calendar:

Ides of March Concert in the BHS cafeteris - February 28th
All Town Band Concert in the BHS wooden gym - March 7th
BHS Spring Musical:  "Hairspray" - March 15, 16, 22, 23, 24

BHS Spring Musical:  Hairspray

Burlington High School is excited to announce that “you can’t stop the beat’ when it presents the hilarious and uplifting award-winning stage and film musical, “Hairspray.” Performances will take place on March 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24 and in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School.

Tickets are now on sale for "Hairspray" by visiting! Don't forget to invite your friends and family on FB through our events page.