Concert For Burris at North Beach Bandshell

Please join Ex Norwegian, The Velocity Gospel and friends for a celebration of love, music, and devotion to dedication to a man who changed and influenced so many of our lives and left the world a better place than which he found it, Clark Douglas Burris. SUNDAY, April 3rd at the North Beach Bandshell 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL FREE EVENT, starts 7PM The event’s lineup represents four decades of performers born through Burris’ Read more…

An Inspirational Woman of Valor: Mickey Novack

The woman who gave birth in a bomb shelter and ran a South Florida city Mickey Novack huddled with her family in a bomb shelter as the Nazis launched their air assault, known as the London Blitz, on Sept. 7, 1940. Novack’s challenges inside that shelter in Bethnal Green, a Jewish section of London, were just beginning. “She gave birth to my sister in the bomb shelter during the air raid,” her son, attorney Paul Read more…

Clark Douglas Burris—A Tribute

A unique, incredible human being. An inspiration larger than life. A tune, and a beat, that will be heard forever. FEATURED VIDEOS “For fifteen minutes, Freebird built to a cresendo with so many repeats of the chorus that I began to onder if anyone would, or even could, cue the ending! Someone finally did and the Freebird extravaganza ended with group bows to a standing ovation, and plenty of hugs onstage. In high school I Read more…

Walk And Roll – The Story of Doug Burris

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 Read more…

1308 PRODUCTIONS AND NEW PARTNER PREPARE ANOTHER KIDS MUSIC PROGRAM IN HAITI

After another successful school year of supporting music education programs in South Florida, 1308 Productions and new Haiti partner Torch of Hope are preparing for the commencement of a new kids music program in Fauge, Haiti.  Kids in the remote area of Fauge will have the opportunity to participate in beginning music classes, mainly in guitar and flute.  The instruments are being provided by 1308 Productions and the teachers are being provided by Torch of Hope.  Kids Read more…

Friends and Neighbors: Students honored with Bob Novack Student Music Awards

from the Miami Herald Community Voices, June 4, 2015 Today, I want to say congratulations to all the 2015 graduates — whether you are stepping up from kindergarten to the first grade, or from college to grad school. This is a very important time in your life and my blessings on you all for a great future. In keeping with that, it’s also “Hats off” time to the winners of the annual Bob Novack Student Read more…

OUTSTANDING STUDENT MUSICIANS HONORED WITH 2015 BOB NOVACK MUSIC AWARDS

Music faculty at two local public schools select their most talented and dedicated students each year and 1308 Productions presents each one with the Bob Novack Music Award and a scholarship check to recognize them and inspire their continued achievement. The 2015 award winners are Leonardo Tedesco at Nautilus Middle School and Tobias Pagliaroli at RKB Bay Harbor K-8 Center. Leonardo Tedesco is an outstanding music student, a skilled bass guitarist, and a devoted assistant Read more…

“CAROLE AWARD” Presented at Seniors Ceremony

The second annual Carol Taran Award for Excellence in Performing Arts at Miami Beach Senior High School was presented to senior Mary Figueroa, a superbly talented performer who was selected for the award by the faculty of the Fine Arts Academy at Beach High. “Mary is a shining star in musical theatre. She is extremely talented and has a phenomenal voice,” said Nina Duval, Lead Teacher and Fine Arts Chair at the high school. Mary will be attending Columbia College Chicago and Read more…

SPRING 2015 UPDATE ON HAITI OUTREACH PROGRAM

1308 is in discussions with community organizations in Fauge, Jacmel, and Tabarre about potential future locations for an expanded kids music education program in Haiti. Classes in Tabarre are in transition; city officials were replaced without an election, city functions have been interrupted, and a local community foundation is interested in hosting the program there in the future. The instruments remain secure and will be transferred to a kids music program in another facility. A Read more…