Ring A Bell - JBHS Powerhouse A Cappella

by John Burroughs High School POWERHOUSE

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An emotional high point of the John Burroughs High School Powerhouse 2015 show choir set, "IDOL," "Ring A Bell" -- written by Noah & Abby Gundersen, arranged by JBHS alumni Joe Leone, directed by Brendan Jennings -- is a rousing, iconoclastic a cappella piece.

Powerhouse's excellence -- as vocalists, dancers, and showstoppers -- is world renowned. Last spring, they claimed their seventh National Championship title since 2007, this time at New England Show Choir Showdown in Boston.

The vocal complexity, emotional eclecticism, and creative bravado of "Ring A Bell" was certainly a key component of Powerhouse's triumphant 2015 competition season.

To enjoy this year's profoundly emotional, breathtaking, award-winning Powerhouse competition set -- guided by John Burroughs High School's superlative creative team of Brendan Jennings, Jennifer Oundjian, Dan Scoville, Jon King, and more -- please visit: youtu.be/OwuDdfb7Yc4.

For more information: www.jbhsvma.com/raiseyourvoice or VoicesCarry2015@gmail.com.

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"Ring A Bell"

Starts with a whisper
A shimmering light
A blink of a flashbulb
And bats in the night
Most people don't notice
Most people don't care
But how could I blame them
When I have been there?

But now it’s driving me crazy
It’s driving me mad
I can't find no rhythm
And I'm pissed at the band
But I would rather be crazy, I would rather be mad
Then lost in the silence
Hollowing drab

So I will try my best
At keeping secrets from the world
Such a small and witty world
It’s out of my league
And if you're not impressed
Why don't you try it for yourself?
In front of everybody else
As the band begins to play

I slept with an angel
Or maybe a queen
I never talked to the devil
But he's been talking to me
And I swallowed an ocean
An ocean of wine
And the fruit pickers daughters
Are just grapes on the vine
So if you see me at showtime
Looking like hell
I was up after midnight
Ringing a bell

So I will try my best
At keeping secrets from the world
Such a strong and witty world
It’s out of my league
And if you're not impressed
Why don't you try it for yourself?
In front of everybody else
As the band begins to play

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released May 21, 2015
Written by Noah & Abby Gundersen
Arranged by Joe Leone
Directed by Brendan Jennings
Performed by John Burroughs High School's Powerhouse 2015
"Idol" Logo designed by Samantha Rubin

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John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association Burbank, California

The internationally-acclaimed John Burroughs High School & Jordan Middle School choirs are the primary reason Burbank, CA is known as “The Show Choir Capital of the World.” Since 2007, JBHS' Powerhouse has claimed 7 National Championship titles. They’ve performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show & The Voice. 100% of Bandcamp sales benefit these music programs. www.jbhsvma.com. www.jordanvma.com ... more

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