1308 would like to congratulate Miami Beach Sr. High School Rock Ensemble founding director Doug Burris on his brand new book Walk & Roll, released October 2015.
Walk & Roll chronicles the remarkable life of Clark Douglas Burris, a pioneer in music education who founded the Miami Beach Senior High School Rock Ensemble in 1972, among the first programs of its kind in the world.
With exquisite detail, humor, and uncanny insight, Doug recounts the peaks and valleys of directing alternative music programs for over forty years while enduring the physical challenges of multiple sclerosis.
A triumph of the human spirit, Doug’s story demonstrates that passion and determination can overcome any obstacle. Like Doug’s students, readers will find ample inspiration to play in time, live in harmony, plug in, and crank it up.