Building Access After Practice

Good Evening Parents,

I want to apologize for the students not being able to get into the building as they normally would after practice. I forgot the custodial staff are on summer hours and they lock the building when they leave. We are taking steps to correct this and should not have any issues in the future.


Charles A. Wright
Director of Instrumental Music
Burke High School
(402) 557-3252-phone
(402) 557-3239-fax

Honors Night Program and Correction

The Burke Instrumental Music 2016 Honors Night Program is available online if you would like to print it in color for yourself.

CORRECTION: The program accidentally left out Cierra Wilson. We certainly would like everyone to know about Cierra, her contributions to the music program and her future plans, as shown below. Well done Cierra! We apologize that it was missing from the original program.

Cierra Wilson
Cierra Wilson, Clarinet
Cierra has been in Wind Ensemble, the Musical Pit Orchestra, Marching Band (4 years), All City and Elkhorn Band Olympics. She received a Superior at District Music Contest. Her favorite memories are when Cassandra fell while wearing her cape and leotard and continued to march while rolling on the ground. Cierra will attend Jackson State University on a full scholarship.

New Assistant Band Director


It is my pleasure to introduce the new Assistant Band Director, Mr. Marcus Brown. He brings a great deal of experience and teaching skills into the band program. Mr. Brown has been working as the Percussion and Visual Head for the band this past year. Please join me in welcoming him into the Burke Instrumental Music Department.


What a great year!! (my final official correspondence)

Hello Boosters! We are in the final stretch of the 2015-2016 school year and I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their many – and invaluable – contributions to the Burke Instrumental Music Boosters organization! It definitely takes a village to have such a successful club and there is no way I can thank each and every person who helped – but please know that your gifts of time and talent are deeply appreciated!

You have made this year so enjoyable and so successful and I’m excited to see the organization taken even further in the year ahead!

We had a wonderful evening Monday at Honor’s Night celebrating the successes of the kiddos this past year. We would like to congratulate our two scholarship winners: Ella Knight and Anne Ryschon (Norm Edwards Scholarship)! As was acknowledged by Mr. Wright and Jim Kawamoto during the program – this year’s Seniors have been a wonderful crew of young people and we wish them the absolute best in their next adventure. And we are so excited to see what our kiddos (returning students and incoming students) will accomplish this upcoming year!

We also want to extend congratulations to the 2016-2017 Drum Majors – Emily Miller, Hannah Ahl and Breanna Armstrong!

Please welcome the Board Members for 2016-‘17 school year – they bring experience and hearts that will serve the club and kiddos well.

  • President – Eric Goetzinger
  • Vice President – Darin Miller
  • Treasurer – Danielle Radke
  • Secretary – Monica Leahy

Have a safe and wonderful summer – we’ll see you on the field.

Deb Murray