April 10, 2010
Members of the John Burroughs High School Powerhouse show choir came home richer after a performance on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” earlier this month — to the tune of $100,000 cash and a Baldwin grand piano, both courtesy of Dove Hair Care. Dove also covered the expense of the trip to Chicago for the 50 students, their vocal music director Brendan Jennings and chaperons from April 1 to 3. The show aired at 3 p.m. Wednesday. To celebrate, students and their families were invited to watch the show on a big screen in the Burroughs auditorium.
May 11, 2013
Look no further than John Burroughs High School to find the national grand champions of all high school choirs in the United States. After months - and for some students, years - of work, two choir teams at John Burroughs High School secured the greatest prizes in the high school show choir world when they performed before 4,800 people and several judges at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago on April 27. When the Powerhouse team of 52 students took...
May 5, 2001
While I appreciate the front-page coverage of John Burroughs High School Show Choir, the Leader neglected to mention some very important details. This was not just a competition. Powerhouse (the name of the choir) was competing against 28 other choirs representing the best show choirs from 22 states and finalists and champions from previous years. One of the factors leading to this championship was the Powerhouse choreographer, Jen Oundjian, who not only choreographed the entire Powerhouse performance but also designed all the costumes and "Roy," the 15-foot-tall draped puppet used as a backdrop for one of the songs.
February 24, 2009
John Burroughs High School Auditorium buzzed Thursday evening with the sound of audience members talking excitedly about the performance that was about to begin, the 30th annual Pop Show. The Pop Show is the Burroughs choir’s biggest performance of the year, featuring the school’s seven choir groups. Performance styles range from contemporary to classical, integrating music and dance. This year, the show, titled “Pop Show 30 Still the One,” included songs heard on popular radio stations, such as “No Air” by Jordin Sparks, alongside older jazz songs, such as Nina Simone’s “Feelin’ Good.
October 26, 2010
John Burroughs High School’s Powerhouse show choir returns to television this week performing on “Dancing With the Stars The Results Show” from 9 to 10 p.m. tonight on ABC-TV Channel 7. This week’s show is themed Rock Week, and the Powerhouse choir is sharing the spotlight with musicians and vocalists from the School of Rock, a performance school with locations throughout the country. The segment will be a medley of rock songs showcasing both the groups and 12 professionals dancers, said Brendan Jennings, vocal music director at Burroughs.
September 6, 2011
SAN MARINO - The nonleague girls' tennis match between Burbank High and San Marino had been determined long before the final singles set got underway. But it didn't prevent both schools from sweating it out, as sophomore Vivian Le mounted a furious comeback to help host San Marino secure an 18-0 season-opening win Tuesday. Unable to see well against Burbank's No. 1 singles Ashley Basco, Le removed her contacts and turned a 4-1 deficit into a 6-4 win to help give first-year Coach John Christopher his first victory with San Marino.
October 29, 2012
BELL-JEFF VS. ST. MONICA WHEN : 7:30 p.m. Thursday. WHERE : Palisades High. RECORDS : The Guards are 4-5, 2-1 in the Santa Fe League; the Mariners are 4-4, 1-2. LAST WEEK : Bell-Jeff defeated St. Genevieve, 52-28; St. Monica lost to Salesian, 41-3. OUTLOOK : The Guards enter the game after earning a CIF Southern Section playoff spot by defeating St. Genevieve on Saturday. This is the first time Bell-Jeff has qualified for the postseason since 2009, when it finished third in the league.
March 13, 2013
In my mind, it is necessary to unseat City Council members Dave Golonski and Jess Talamantes to have a fair, democratic-way attitude on the council. As I see it, there will be no change in action as the three powerhouse council members can override any action to be taken by the other two council members. To have a fruitful gain, we need David Gordon and David Nos to be seated next to Robert Frutos. Only then will we capitalize on a grass-roots change in the Burbank council chamber in a democratic way. With an action vote, Burbank voters will be deleting the scripted, toxic powerhouse of three.
April 25, 2009
POWERHOUSE CHOIR TAKES TOP HONORS The Powerhouse choir from John Burroughs High School earned top honors in the country, winning the Show Choir Cup at the FAME Show Choir Nationals in New York. The choir?s performance of ?Who Made Up All The Rules? was named Grand Champion in the competition among show choirs from across the country last month. In addition, Powerhouse ? the school?s advanced mixed choir ? won for Best Show Design for its performance involving costumes from the 18th century, a detailed set and special effects.