The Burroughs High School Drumline team will put on a 45 minute performance at Mesquite Hall at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. Following the performance, attendees have the option of staying for the Drumline award ceremony.

Art Atencio, BHS Drumline coach, stated that this has been a special year for the Drumline team.

At a West Coast Performance Association meet on April 15, the team took 2nd place overall. Atencio said it's the first time the team has placed within the top 3.

He explained the secret to their success, aside from talented performers, was researching what the judges look for in a high scoring performance. After learning the answers, the team used that as a foundation from which to build their routine.

The end result is a fascinating mix of music and light hearted visual theater. Atencio said the theme of the routine is "phobias."

To explain, he gave the example of one bit where silhouetted students have their phones stolen, then react with woe and despair. This all happens to the driving beat of a top tier student percussive performance as well.

Entrance to the performance is free. Atencio encourages parents and friends of the performing students to attend, but states all members of the community are welcome.

The drumline team is sure to appreciate a good crowd to cap off an impressive year.