Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble
The Rock Ensemble was established in September of 1972 under the direction of guitar teacher Clark "Doug" Douglas Burris. Since then, the group has won many honors and has been featured in newspaper articles and television feature stories. They’ve traveled to many cities: Lakeland, Florida, Orlando, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia, New York, New York, Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. In April of 1999, the group was invited to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. They were awarded a plaque commending the ensemble for “Rockin’ the Planet Since 1972.”
The Miami Beach High School Guitar Ensemble has established itself as one of the premier high school musical performing groups in the United States. In addition to their many “Superior” ratings and First Place trophies, in October of 2001, they were awarded a grant by the State of Florida, the city of Miami and city of Miami Beach that enabled them to travel to Japan. The ensemble performed concerts in many cities throughout Japan, and participated in the International Peace Summit in Kagoshima. The Guitar Ensemble performed with other groups from Perth, Australia, Milan, Italy, Changsha, China, and Kagoshima, Japan.
Miami Beach Senior High School Rock Ensemble
2231 Prairie Avenue Rm 316
Miami Beach FL 33139
(305) 532-4515 – Ext. 2311 or 2316
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The Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble is made possible in part by Young Musicians Unite, a local educational non-profit.