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February 5, 2023 Edition

I hope this finds you all doing well. No concession this week. In an effort to improve volunteerism rates, I have included volunteer opportunities through February 23rd.  Other opportunities past that date are on SignUp genius.  Feel free to sign up in advance. More are coming!

Congratulations to all who Performed this past weekend at District IV solo Ensemble Festival in Royal Oak.  Those who received Superior ratings will have to register and pay for State Festival by this Thursday February 9! Forms will be available tomorrow afternoon in the band room.

Regarding open positions on committees and positions that will be open this coming school year:  If you are a parent of a band student (yep that’s you), please consider volunteering for an open committee position.  Contact me, Duane Johnson at or .

Positions that will be open this 2023-2024 year not currently listed as open:

  • Vice President

  • Concessions Co-lead (current holder will remain as coach for new person)

  • Treasurers

  • President (current can stay on if needed.  Will remain to assist new person)

Monday, February 6th

Brighton Band Booster Meeting

            When:  7pm-8pm

            Where:  Zoom


ID: 95033403079
Passcode: Boosters

At tomorrow's meeting, we will review and vote on the amended booster's bylaws, which were shared last week and also attached to the email sent on February 5.


Tuesday, February 7th         

FUNDRAISER!!  Hey you, yes you…FUNDRAISER!!


            And it’s easy…….

Scooters coffee will donate 15% of sales on February 7th and if more than 260 cars buy coffee that day they will donate 20% of sales!!  Mark your calendars and share with friends and get some coffee!  No need to identify as a band member.  The donation is on all sales that day. (flyer included)

And, if you are not aware they sell more than coffee.  Check out their menu: .  Smoothies, teas, sandwiches.  Share with everyone you know (especially if they work or live in Brighton).  Work in Brighton?  Share with everyone at work.  We support a new local business and our students at the same time.

Wednesday, February 22nd

Rollerama for the band!!!  Same as previous outing.

Thursday, February 23rd

Basketball/Swim Concessions: The games start at 4, volunteer times begin at 3:45pm.  Given the concert below, we will need some parents to step up in “student” roles.

Pre-Festival Concert

                        Time: 7pm-9pm

                        Place:  BCPA


Saturday, February 25th 

Swim/Cheer Concessions: We picked up a concessions opportunity with Swim and Cheer.  Volunteer times begin at 9 am and are done at 3pm.  Shifts, as usual, are 2 hours.

Committee Positions 

Tired of seeing this yet? First one to email me at asking about ANY of the open, or soon to be open positions on committees or the officer team, gets bonus points.  (To be paid in the form of a smiley face and gold star of course).

You are needed.

As always, a full list of open positions can be found here:

Band Camp: Thank you to the two moms who have stepped up to run band camp. Both will be trained to be the administrative lead and head cabin counselor. We still need a parent to manage the equipment and maintenance side of band camp. This job entails working with the band director to ensure all necessary equipment for camp gets loaded on the trailer, working with the nurses and chaperones to ensure all Booster gear is on the trailer, and assisting the students with loading percussion, tubas, and color guard gear. At camp, you will help the director and students with minor equipment repairs, direct our maintenance team, and you will interface with camp staff to ensure our facilities needs are taken care of. If you are interested in this role, you do not need to be a head cabin counselor. However, if you are interested in that role, we will gladly have co-head cabin counselors. Ideally, this person will be with the band program for at least two years and will shadow Mike Wisbiski for the August 2023 band camp.

Contact Laura Burnham ( or Mike Wisbiski ( for further information.  A great opportunity to be at the heart of the band experience.

Basketball and LaCrosse Concession leads:  This is two separate positions.  Working with Melanie Johnson and/or Joel Mullin this person will be the lead coordinator for concessions in either Basketball or LaCrosse.  Contact Melanie, Joel or Duane for more information.

Fundraisers/Tag Days:  Coordinate and/or create fundraisers and Tag Days.

That’s it.  Thanks everyone. 

If you would like to view all open volunteer opportunities, visit sign up genius on-line and click the search function.  In the search box type  This will provide viewing of our volunteer opportunities.  The link:

Duane Johnson


Brighton Band Boosters

2022 - 2023 Handbook

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Welcome Parents and Students

The band program at Brighton High School is one of the best in the State of Michigan. Directed by Ms. Gabrielle Hoffman, the band boasts a decades-long tradition of outstanding performances.

The band year kicks off in the fall with Marching season directed by Ms. Hoffman, with assistance from Mrs. Jennifer Evans, Scranton music director, and Mr. Michael Osborn, Maltby music director. The Marching 200's half-time shows dazzle football fans with music that drifts across the field and resounds through the streets of Brighton. The color guard's dazzling displays captivate fans while the twirlers perform amazing feats and the drumline has everyone feeling the beat.
Following marching season, the band transitions to concert season. Our high school bands are: Concert Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Band, Wind Symphony, and Wind Ensemble. The bands perform three shows a year: a holiday concert in December, a pre-festival concert around February/March, and a spring concert in May. The school year ends with the Marching Band's participation in Brighton's Memorial Day Parade. 

The success of the high school band would not be possible without the years of instruction that begin at Maltby and Scranton.  Mrs. Evans and Mr. Osborn work tirelessly to develop young learners into dedicated musicians. The Boosters support the bands at each school and are proud of their achievements. Please join us throughout the year to enjoy the music performed by all of our bands. 

Go Dogs!

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