A photo of the 2022 Burke Marching Band

Instrumental Music

  • Vision Statement

    With excellence at its core, the Burke Instrumental Music Program is committed to serving students through providing high-quality education, providing enriching performance and musical experiences, and promoting continued involvement in the performing arts.

    Who We Are

    The Burke Instrumental Music program consists of a variety of opportunities, including Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, Concert Band, Prep Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Spring Musical Pit, Winter Guard, and Percussion Ensemble.

    Our Pillars

    Positivity: Everyone will maintain a positive attitude about the program, their group, their section, each other, and individual ability. This is done by giving and receiving constructive feedback in an appropriate tone and following instruction without comment or complaint, etc.
    Respect: Everyone will show respect to the program, their group, their section, their equipment, each other, and themselves. We do this by showing up on time, listening to others in discussion, not distracting from instruction, taking care of and maintaining equipment, showing common courtesies (please, thank you) to everyone, and more.
    Integrity: Everyone will do what is right and good at all times, even when no one is looking. This includes staying on task during sectional time, regular practice and/or having music learned prior to rehearsal, and more.
    Determination: Everyone will work to overcome new tasks, challenges, and opportunities. This includes not giving up when we are stuck on a challenge, practicing a skill until we become proficient, and more.
    Excellence: Everyone will strive to achieve at the highest level of their abilities. This is done through regular practice, efficient use of rehearsal/practice time, and more

    Our History

    The Burke Instrumental Music Program has developed into serving Burke High students through many performance opportunities and enriching experiences in percussion, orchestra, wind band, and color guard. The program continues to consistently receive “Superior” ratings at contests and festivals, win numerous awards during the marching band season, and present inspiring and moving performances for audiences in many venues locally, regionally, and nationally. Ensembles have traveled to perform at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.; Disney World in Orlando, Florida; and Winter Park, Colorado. The Burke Instrumental Music Program continues to grow and thrive because of the dedicated, hard-working, talented, and fun student-musicians that continue to fill our rehearsal hall year after year.

    Classes Offered

    Block 1 – Chamber Orchestra, Prep Band

    Block 2 – String Orchestra

    Block 3 – AP Music Theory

    Block 4 – Jazz Band

    Block 7 – Concert Band

    Block 8 – Percussion, Color Guard (listed as “Flag Corps” in Infinite Campus)

    The Burke Instrumental Music Program is under the direction of Mr. Kyle Brubaker and Mr. Jestin Cam.

A photo of the 2022-2023 Chamber Orchestra performing at the Capitol