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Powerhouse Performs on Dancing With the Stars

The JBHS Vocal Music Associations' premier mixed show choir, Powerhouse, gave a stunning performance for tonight's Dancing With The Stars. ABC's own press release says the following: 

This week's "School of Rock" themed Macy's Stars of Dance performance will feature all-star kid musicians from national School of Rock and one of the best showchoirs in the country, The Powerhouse Choir from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California. The number will be choreographed by Travis Wall. The Powerhouse Choir has performed opposite the cast of "Glee" on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was the school that inspired the hit fox television series. In addition, they've performed at numerous national and regional events, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the Gala Opening of the Resnick Pavilion, "The Unmasking," opposite Christina Aguilera and The Canadian Tenors, the Season 2 "Glee" Cast Premier Party at Paramount Studios and the 1st Annual PFLAG L.A. Event at the London Hotel."

Glee Premier Cast Party

Season 2 of the hit FOX television show Glee kicked off with a bang on September 7th at the Paramount Lot with a party for cast and crew. 9 members of Powerhouse played the part of “real life Glee” singing some of the hit songs from the first season of the show.

LACMA Opening Gala

Members of Powerhouse dressed in the infamous 18th Century costumes were seen flanking the red carpet at the Gala Opening of the Resnick Pavillion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on September 25th 2011. Powerhouse welcomed guests with a performance art piece designed by Jen Oundjian and accompanied by Dan Scoville based on several Mozart piano pieces.


On Friday, October 1st, Powerhouse performed on the rooftop of the London Hotel in West Hollywood for the 1st Annual “LA Event” hosted by PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays). Powerhouse was a surprise guest, introduced by Jane Lynch and beginning their performance of “Vogue” flash mob style from positions throughout the audience. They followed with “Somebody to Love” and were described by many as the “highlight” of the night. Following their performance, Powerhouse was seated poolside to enjoy the rest of the program including an up-close performance by Nelly Furtado.

Powerhouse performs at DSA Annual Meeting

How do you pump up a crowd? The Direct Sellers Association recently hired the John Burroughs show choir, Powerhouse, to perform at the Centennial Gala of their 2010 Annual Meeting. Guests were entertained and inspired by the students performing part of their 2010 competition set. 

The choirs of John Burroughs are available for all nature of private and public events. (Click here for booking information). See a video of the DSA performance, after the break...