This was the final performance of the Rock Ensemble under the direction of Doug Burris. Mr. Burris had an incredibly successful career as an educator – he has been and continues to be an inspiration to his students and to everyone who knows him, personifying some fundamental lessons for mankind. Now, Doug moves forward to new challenges – with a huge cheering section.
South Florida hosted an International Martial Arts Exhibition and Demonstration and 1308 Productions was there to help make it a big success for a crowd that included several hundred young martial arts students and thousands of people from their families and the community. 1308 presented the talented musicians of the Miami Beach Senior High School Drum Corps, led by Major Kevin Simon. Grand Master Sang Koo Kang, renowned martial arts expert and teacher, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Sang's TNT Martial Arts Schools and was honored for his public service by Hollywood Producer and Director Brett Ratner, public officials, and the Korean National Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team.
On April 30, 2010 the event was held on the hangar deck of the tremendous USS Iwo Jima, with over 1,500 VIPs, high ranking military officers, and leaders of the South Florida business and civic community. Providing music, entertainment, and event support, 1308 helped to produce an event that will long be remembered. 1308 presented Atlantic Records Artist Carole Taran Lee to sing the National Anthem, the MBSHS Drum Corps under the direction of Capt. Kevin Simon (Civil Air Patrol), and the MBSHS Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Doug Burris.
Sky News, based in the United Kingdom with a global audience, sent an incredible group of people to Miami Beach, Florida to create the "Sky News Miami White House" and to operate a base for reporting, broadcast and transmission of news about the United States of America's Presidential Elections in 2008. Anchors, Directors, Producers, and the entire SNWH team produced an amazing, internationally acclaimed presentation of news with the fascinating new inclusions of technology, graphics, and youth and music. The SN crew worked 24/7 and made an superb impression on the local community and the international audience. South Florida looked fantastic! At a very rare moment of levity, here are photos of the Sky News Network broadcast and production team taking up positions as the 'Sky Rockers' at the set of the Sky News Miami White House.