Marching Red Devils
The Marching Red Devils are the most visible component of the band program at Burlington High School. With a history spanning several decades, the group has a proud tradition of performance that includes BHS football games, civic events throughout the town of Burlington, the Salem Invitational, the Woburn Halloween Parade, and as of recently, competition within the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA).
The purpose of the Marching Red Devils is to create a "family" environment to which all band students can belong. Students learn lifelong values and standards, where they can learn to depend on one another in their pursuit of excellence. They learn about responsibility, doing their fair share, and sticking to a common goal. Members of the marching band develop a sense of pride and respect within both the school and community.
All members in the band program participate in the Marching Red Devils, including winds (woodwind/brass), battery, front ensemble, color guard, and dance squad. The marching band is a co-curricular ensemble that rehearses outside of the school day, typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additionally, participation in summer band camp is mandatory. The camp is typically held two weeks prior to Teacher Planning Week and is held at Burlington High School.
Every few years, the Marching Red Devils travel down to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL to march in the Main Street USA Parade! 2016 was a "Disney Year" for the Band - the group traveled down from April 18-22 to perform for 35,000+ spectators.