Since its humble beginnings in 2011, the Burton Band Program has been educating students at Burton High School in the virtues of instrumental music.

What we offer

The Burton Band Program is comprised of an advanced band class (5th Period), an advanced percussion class (2nd Period) , and an intermediate band class (3rd and 6th Period) . Students may also choose to participate in Color Guard/Winter Guard and a competitive Percussion Ensemble. Being the only band program in the San Francisco Unified District that allows students to take band all four years of their high school career, the band program offers a rich music learning experience for all students through a meaningful and supportive culture that encourages and builds character and relationships. 

Advanced Band - The Advanced Band is referred to as the marching band in the Fall and Symphonic Band in the Spring. This course composed of students with at least 1 year of prior experience performances at various community events, school functions and sporting events, as well as state marching and concert festivals. 

Intermediate Band - This course is a beginning type course for students wanting to learn a new instrument and how to read music. Once they've gotten their one year of experience, they will move up to the Advanced Band.



I’m glad I joined band because the people and percussion ensemble really changed my life.
— Emily Tang, Alumni and Former Font Ensemble Captain


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KQED SEGMENT ON THe bhs band (2011)