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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~ Albert Einstein  

Archives 2008-2009

Fundraisers ...


Tickets are available NOW at these fine businesses:

Beauty on Broadway

Tumbleweed Floral

Broadway Deli

A-Parts Store

Gourmet and Gadgets

Round Barn Visitor’s Center

Burns High School Office


“DINNERS TO GO” – Thursday, October 30th, 2008



While we have typically performed just one "Dinners To Go" fundraiser each school year, we will be conducting two this year as it has proven to be an excellent fundraiser.  We will need everyone's help to make this project work!  Both parents and students are encouraged to volunteer their time.  We will need assistance on:


                              * October 28th – Tuesday afternoon and evening

                              * October 29th – Wednesday afternoon

                               * October 30th – Thursday afternoon and during distribution of the meals

Band students will receive their tickets for sale the first week in October.  There are a limited number of tickets so the students need to return the stubs for dinners sold to the band room as soon as possible.  All tickets, whether sold or unsold, must be returned by Thursday, October 23rd.  Any tickets that are presented for a dinner must be prepaid or the student responsible for that ticket will be charged.  This makes it very important that your student keep track of the tickets they are issued. 

News & Events ...

NON-PROFIT status is pending

TACK & FEEDis donating .10 cents per sack of feed sold to the band program


WIBC -- Congratulations to the Burns High School student musicians selected to participate in the Western International Band Conference Honor Bands.  Chosen from more than 1000 audition tapes for their musical excellence, these students will perform at the Gala Concert to be held at the conclusion of the conference on November 24th in Seattle:

 Seniors -- Shawna Buck (Alto Saxophone)


Juniors -- Talysa Hunt (Alto Clarinet) and Kyle Ruggles (Flute)


Sophomores -- Ian Howerton (Baritone Saxophone)


Freshmen -- Ivan Case (Bass Clarinet) and Megan Fitzpatrick (Clarinet)

DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND-- Final selections for the Central Oregon Music Educators Association District 5 High School Honor Band have been made based on auditions submitted by student musicians from Deschutes, Jefferson, Lake, Harney, Wheeler, Grant, and Wasco Counties (excluding The Dalles).  The Burns High School student musicians selected to participate in District Honor Band and perform at the Grand Concert at Bend High School on January 13th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. are:


          Seniors --------- Shawna Buck (Alto Saxophone)


          Juniors ---------- Kyle Ruggles (Principal Flute) -- Whitney Calkins (Flute) 

                                Talysa Hunt (Principal Alto Clarinet) -- Kalem Carson (Trumpet)

                                Brandon Klawitter (Trumpet)


          Sophomores -- Ian Howerton (Baritone Saxophone)


          Freshmen ------ Ivan Case (Principal Bass Clarinet) -- Wilson Lei (Mallets) -- Riley Maxwell (Flute)

                                Megan Fitzpatrick (Clarinet) -- Courtney Carlon (Tenor Saxophone)



DISTRICT MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR BAND -- 8th grader's selected to perform in the Grand Concert at Bend High School on January 13th, 2009 as members of the COMEA District Middle School Honor Band and representing Hines Middle School will be:


               Allison Gregory (Bassoon) -- Molly Fitzpatrick (Flute) -- Bailey Johnston (Clarinet) 

               Garrett Sandell (Tenor Saxophone) -- Shelby Sanders (Trumpet) -- Anna Reid (Percussion)


ALL-STATE HONOR GROUPS -- A Hines Middle School musician and two Burns High School musicians have auditioned and been selected from over 1200 auditions to represent their schools in the prestigious 2009 Oregon All-State Honor Groups to be held at the Hult Center for The Performing Arts in Eugene at the conclusion of the Oregon Music Educators Conference on January 18th, 2009:

                                    Talysa Hunt (Alto Clarinet) – All-State Symphonic Band

                                    Kyle Ruggles (Flute) – All-State Wind Ensemble


Bailey Johnston (Clarinet) – All-State Middle School Honor Band

ALL-NORTHWEST HONOR GROUPS -- Flutist Kyle Ruggleshas been selected to represent Burns High School, Central Oregon District 5 and the State of Oregon as a member of the MENC All-Northwest Honor Band at their concert to be held at the INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane, Washington on February 15th, 2009.  Participation in an All-Northwest Honor Group is most selective.  Kyle's "outstanding audition" was chosen from over 5500 auditions submitted by high school music students from the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.  Being selected to participate in an MENC National Association For Music Education All-Northwest Honor Group is the highest honor bestowed upon a high school musician. 

KYLE RUGGLES, Burns High School flutist, was the featured soloist with the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra in the historic Great Hall at the Sunriver Resort on Sunday, August 17, 2008.  In addition to the orchestra performances of highlights from the Sunriver Music Festival Concert I and Concert II, Kyle, a Harney Chamber Music Society Scholarship recipient and a top recipient of the Sunriver Young Artist Scholarship Program, performed the first movement from the Concerto No. 2 for Flute and Orchestra in D major, Allegro aperto, by W.A. Mozart with the orchestra.  Kyle's performance was a great success.  See and hear it on our Video page.