News Updates

JBHS Makes the Front Page of Educator Magazine

Educator Magazine - June 2011The VMA is proud to report that the Choir Program at John Burroughs High School was featured in the June issue of Educator Magazine. Click to read the article, featuring an interview with Director Brendan Jennings. [read article]

Powerhouse to Perform in Hong Kong!

Powerhouse, the elite musical ensemble of the John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA., featured on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and others – is the largest, youngest contingent of performers to represent the U.S. in Cathay Pacific's annual Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong on February 3.

The 54-member Powerhouse ensemble, directed by Brendan Jennings, is recognized as America's top show choir and was an inspiration for the hot television series "Glee."  In addition to performing on Oprah last season, Powerhouse recently performed on Dancing with the Stars and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art oppositeChristina Aguilera and the Canadian Tenors.  The aptly named Powerhouse has won numerous awards in the U.S. including three national championships since 2007.

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.