Notes to Self

  • LOTs of kids were not in Concert Black Attire-mostly band-be more aggressive about D block announcements; Pants, Socks, Shoes, T-shirts

  • Sleeves Down

  • Snacks were good

  • Mr. T start and stop

  • Call Sue/Email Sue

  • Flood brook brought less

  • MEMS brought more

  • ME vs. MC confussion


Initial Email

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to extend an invitation to you and your students to attend a matinee performance of our Prisms Concert held in the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center on Wednesday ,March 11th at 10:00 a.m. We hope that you will be able to come and support the 100 student performers representing BBA Vocal and Instrumental Music Ensembles for Prisms 2020.  Please RSVP at your earliest convenience so that we can plan accordingly; grade levels attending and number of seats needed including chaperones.

Take care and keep in touch,

Julie Freebern

Creative Arts Department 802-362-1775 ex. 231


Matthew Torres
Currier Memorial School, 234 North Main Street, Danby 05739

Floodbrook Union School, 91 Route 11, Londonderry 05148

Dan Seiden
Dorset Elementary Middle School 130 School Rd. Dorset 05251

Stephanie Paul
Maple Street School 322 Maple Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255

Matthew Torres
Sunderland Elementary 98 Bear Ridge Rd, Sunderland, VT 05250

Manchester Elementary Middle School 80 Memorial Avenue, Manchester Center, VT 05255


Confirmation Email

Dear Colleagues,

We are very excited that you will be joining us for our 10:00 a.m. Matinee on Wednesday March 11th. Busses can drop students off at SVAC between 9:30 a.m.and 9:45a.m. Student guides and ushers will assist with seating.
We are anticipating a running time of 1 hour and 15 minutes so we recommend transportation pick-up between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Attached is a ROUGH DRAFT of the program for you to peruse.  Please feel free to email or call 362-1775 ext. 231 with any questions regarding this event. Looking forward to seeing you soon-Julie


Prisms History
The Burr and Burton Academy Music Department is excited to share a very unique presentation at our annual Prism Concert this March. The Prism Concert format was first introduced at the Eastman School of Music and consists of the presentation of musical performances without the interruption of applause. In the earliest renditions of the Prism format, stages were built around the audience as if the music was being reflected through a Prism all about the audience. Over the years, we have expanded upon this concept and have tied our performances together through themes or tributes to major composers.  This year we are exploring a variety of genres presented through the format of a radio show to create an informal and up-beat mood.  


Join us for Prisms 2020, Wednesday March 11th and Thursday March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Riley Center.  Tickets are available at

Wednesday March 11th -Total 


MEMS=128(5th-8th grade)


Maple Street =30(7th & 8th grade)

260-248=12 seats left

Anticipated Schedule 

9:30-9:45 Busses unload@SVAC

9:45-9:55 Usher seating

9:55-10:00 Headmaster Welcome

10:00-11:15 Performance

11:15-11:30 Dismissal/Bus loading


Math for SVAC

Fixed Seats 260


Math for Riley Center
Lower Level 168 Fixed Seats (Plus 18 Green Chairs at the Ramp and 4+4+2=10 Wheel Chair=28)

Balcony Level 74 Fixed Seats (Plus 8 Green Chairs at the Banister, 1 chair by spot light, 1 chair by spot light, stool at the top of stairs, stool at the top of stairs=12)

Total Fixed Seats=242

Potential Green/Stool Chair Add=40

Grand Total=282

Wednesday Total=58+107+85+29=279 (3 extra chairs)

Thursday Total=57+126+99=282(0 extra chairs)



Please make sure all the buses unload in the circle and the last 2 buses can remain in the circle. The other buses can park over by the tool shed near the observatory They can back in over there.When they pick up also have them do it in the circle so they don't block the street.




























































































































Julie Freebern