Burlingame High School Music Programs

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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 Kyoko Yamamoto.

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.

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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?

Next Take-Out Fundraiser - Pizza!

Our next community take-our fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23rd at Rise Pizzeria (1451 Burlingame Ave) from 11 am - 10pm. Rise will be donating 15% of your meal’s price to Music Boosters. Please click on the link below for more information and to rsvp!

Mark your calendars now for Spring concerts and awards:

April 28 - Band Concert (tentative 7 pm)

May 10 - Band Awards (time TBD)

May 13 - Choir Awards & Concert (tentative 7 pm)

Urgent Message for Band Families - Please Complete CMEA Form

Ms. Yamamoto is entering the BHS Pep Band's video performance of Bye, Bye, Bye into the Spring CMEA Festival. If the entry receives a SUPERIOR rating, it will be included in a virtual festival. She is required to get a signed release form from every family for each student in the video. Due to the pandemic, CMEA has kindly allowed us to collect your permission form using a Google Form.

*** Please click on this link to fill out the form as soon as possible as she needs to submit all the forms to enter the performance in the festival.***

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