P.K. Yonge Band

Home of the Blue Wave Marching Band
Gainesville, FL

Mrs. Jamie Burg-  Director of Bands

Mrs. Burg graduated from The University of Florida with a Masters in Music Education and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree of Music, in Music Therapy.  She worked as a Music therapist for 4 years before becoming a teacher.


She began working at PK Yonge in 2008.  During her time here she has taken on many different roles.  She served as the Marching Band Director for 8 years.  Her band were well know throughout the state receiving many first place rankings at regional competitions.  During her last year of teaching marching band, the band placed 6th at the FMBC state championships with their Giving Tree show.


Mrs. Burg teaches many classes at PK.  The high school concert band, 3 middle school band classes, and the Instrumental Ensemble "Rock Band" class. 


Mrs. Burg is  the coordinator of the Performing Arts facility.  She runs the tech theatre department, operating the sound and lights for many productions internal and external to PK.  She has a passion for lighting and sound design.


Mrs. Burg plays many instruments, as most directors do, however she considers herself a professional clarinetist who tries to play violin too.  She is a past member of the Gainesville Community Band, and the Gainesville Pops! where she played clarinet.  She has been a clarinet soloist and has guest conducted both bands.  She has also participated in many high school drama productions in the community. 


Contact her:     jburg@pky.ufl.edu

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