Burlingame High School Music Programs
Introduction to music at Burlingame High School
The BHS Music Department band and choir classes are open to all BHS students and begin on the first day of school as part of the students’ regular class schedule.
The Band Program is directed by Kristin Kunzelman.
The Choral Program is directed by Shawn Reifschneider.
The BHS bands and choirs entertain at home football and basketball games, pep rallies, community events, parades, graduation, and numerous concerts. As part of the music education curriculum, all band classes combine together to form the Marching Band and Pep Band. In addition the band and choral ensembles annually compete at Music Festivals such as Heritage Festivals and California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Festivals.
Those enrolled in band and choir are also offered an opportunity to audition for select groups that rehearse outside of the regular school day. Jazz Band is offered before school, while Chamber Singers is scheduled after school. Auditions are in the spring for the following school year.
Connect and contribute
We will strive to keep the music calendar up-to-date. So come here to view it or subscribe to it.
Email is the primary method of communicating with all students and parents, so register here to stay in the know. (No need to register if you already receive emails from Music Boosters)
Donations are critical to covering our music program costs. Donate here to ensure a quality educational experience continues.
What's Happening Next?
Fri Feb 1 BHS Basketball (Quad) Game, Pep Band Performs (half of band)
Mon Feb 11 Choir Rehearsal, 6:00pm, SMPAC
Thurs Feb 14 Choir Concert, 7:00pm, SMPAC
With the Middle School Choirs joining us for this Concert, we would really appreciate it if volunteers could make a special effort to bring in extra snacks and water. As always, help with set up, ticket sales, ushering, concessions, and especially clean-up after the performance is really appreciated! Many thanks to Sajitha Vinod for volunteering to take over flower concessions during our concerts this year, and thanks also to parent volunteers Byung Choung and Jeff Ishikawa for being our photographers this year. No nuts, please, as one or more students have severe nut allergies, and a list of ingredients would be great on the label of the food item. Please, please, contact us separately if you are a Chamber Singers parent and are willing to pick-up pre-ordered pizza or sandwiches for the kids for a 4:15 p.m. delivery to the PAC for them. If you are in Chorus, Concert Choir or Chamber Singers or you are a parent of a child in one of these programs, please click on the link below to volunteer your time for the event in order to help make this, our February choral performance of the year, a memorable one, especially as we are hosting two of our local middle school choirs and their families.
Pizza or Sandwich Pick-up/Delivery for Chamber Singers (4:15-4:30 pm delivery to PAC) Photographers will be provided instructions separately Set Up/Concessions (arrive at 6:00 pm) Ushers/Door Monitors/Ticket Sales Assistant (arrive at 6:15 pm) Bring snacks and water (between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm) Clean Up (at the end of the concert)
Thanks in advance for your support of the Choral Programs at SMHS and BHS, and please do not hesitate to contact us (Saswati at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-315-9062 and Anita at email@example.com or 650-867-1532) if you have any questions.
Thurs Feb 21 Music Boosters Meeting, 7:00pm, BHS Music Room
Thurs, Mar 14 Open House, band and choir combos perform
Fri Mar 15 Children’s Concert, 10:00am, BHS Gym (minimum day at school)
Thurs Mar 21 Music Boosters Meeting, 7:00pm, BHS Music Room
Mon Mar 25 Choir Trip Parent Info Night and Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 pm, SMHS Music Bldg.
Mar 28-Apr 1 Choir Tour
Thurs Apr 18 Music Boosters Meeting, 7:00pm, BHS Music Room
**** Sat Apr 27 Play-a-Thon ****
Wed May 1 Spring Band Concert, 7:00pm, BHS Theater
Mon May 13 Choir Rehearsal, 6:00pm, SMPAC
Thurs May 16 Choir Concert, 7:00pm, SMPAC
Sat May 18 CMEA Band/Orchestra Festival, Wind Ensemble Performs, Time TBA
Wed May 22 Year-end Awards and Potluck Dinner, 6:00pm-8:00pm, BHS Cafeteria
Mon May 27 Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade, 10:00am, BHS Marching Band, Band Uniforms worn
Thurs May 30 BHS Graduation, Time TBA, All Choir and (non-Senior) Band, BHS Football Field
Halloween at Washington and McKinley Schools
Photo by June Hee