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Next Boosters Meeting: Monday, Dec 4, 7:00 pm, BHS Band Room
November 26, 2023
As we draw nearer to the end of the penultimate month of the calendar year, time seems to run as short as evening light. My hope is that you were all able to take a few deep breaths and reflect on what is good in your life. Reflecting on the positive helps me see it more clearly as I move through my days. We have amazing people who have been doing behind-the-scenes work to benefit our band students, and I am grateful for their insights, efforts, and outcomes - as well as for all those stepping up for visible work! If you haven't joined the Brighton High School Marching Band group on Facebook yet, contributors posted photos and videos from last Monday's Marching Band Tour throughout the District, which gives a glimpse of what we as Brighton Band Boosters support.
We have opportunities in the coming weeks to support our younger Brighton Band students - by attending concerts, volunteering for shifts during the Scranton-hosted Solo & Ensemble [several needs remain from 12-6 PM!], and by purchasing poinsettias that will be used to decorate the BCPA stage then be taken home. (Separate plants will be purchased for the BHS concert the following week.) To aid in the fun planned by Senior Students at BHS, we are asking for some low-lift help.
Thanks to the students who have committed to the Spring Disney Festival Tour by submitting interest form and deposit; Ms. Hoffman has indicated that there will be an extension for interested Color Guard participants who are not band students.
Monday, November 27: NO School
Thursday, November 30: 7 PM Maltby Concert in the Maltby Gymnasium
Friday, December 1: Scranton MSBOA All-State Acceptance/Fees due
Saturday, December 2: MSBOA Fall (MS) Solo & Ensemble at Scranton! BHS families (including BHS Band students) can sign up to assist.
Monday, December 4: 7 PM Boosters Monthly Meeting, BHS Band Room & via Zoom (link provided in next week's Newsletter)
Tuesday, December 5: 5-9 PM Crescendo to Christmas - Student Leadership FUN-raising event - $6 for pizza/snacks ($3 if students participate in performing Carols downtown from 5-6 PM)
Thursday, December 7: 7 PM Scranton Holiday Concert at the BCPA; students arrive in uniform to warm up at 6:15 PM
Last week BHS Concert Uniform fittings finished up. Please verify that your student has all parts of the concert uniform and that they fit well; some may need minor adjustments - please do not cut any fabric on the BHS-owned pieces! I look forward to seeing you at a Brighton Band Concert soon!
President of the All-Volunteer
Brighton Band Boosters
Brighton Band Boosters
Supporting the BAS band programs at
Brighton High School, Director Gabrielle Hoffman
Scranton Middle School, Director Jennifer Evans
Maltby Intermediate School, Director Michael Osborn
If your child is in a BAS band you are automatically a member of the Boosters
The Brighton Band Boosters is a non-profit organization of parents and care-givers dedicated to working in partnership with our Band Directors to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our band students. We support all aspects of the band including the marching band, drumline, and color guard, as well as the multiple concert bands at all three schools.
The Boosters are run by a board of volunteers elected by our members each year. We provide all band parents and guardians the opportunity to actively support our amazing band programs by helping with things such as chaperoning events and student socials, helping to move band equipment and distributing uniforms, assisting with concert publicity, fundraising, and more. Our goal is to keep things running smoothly so the band directors can focus on the students and the music. Our fundraising efforts, most notably the sale of concessions during BAS sporting events, provide valuable financial support to the bands.
The Boosters meet once a month. Meetings are open to parents and care-givers from BHS, Scranton and Maltby and include information concerning the future of the band programs, upcoming events, and areas of concern or need. Throughout the year you will receive email newsletters from the Boosters with event updates and volunteer opportunities. To learn more about how you can contribute to the on-going success of our band programs please contact the Booster President JuliAnne Diesch or attend one of our upcoming meetings.