Marching Red Devils
The Burlington High School Marching Red Devils aim to cultivate a strong sense of artistry and camaraderie. The organization strives to create a professional and safe environment, while promoting self confidence, creativity, and leadership.
“Work hard, play hard.”
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 on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings. Additionally, participation in summer band camp is mandatory. The camp is typically held two weeks prior to BPSCon (Teacher Planning) and is held at Burlington High School.
In 2016, the Marching Red Devils competed in their first ever competition, organized by the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) at Reading High School. In 2017, the band will perform at three NESBA events, including North Andover, Reading, and the Fall Championships in Lawrence, MA.