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March 19, 2023 Edition

I hope this finds you all doing well. As always, your help is needed and appreciated. We will not be in the Holland parade. Mackinac commitment form is on the trophy cabinet.

Election of Officers

Each year we must elect/reelect band booster officers. If you are interested in being an officer next year or would like to nominate someone for the role of President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer (2), please complete this Google Form.

All roles are open/up for election. Please do not assume that we have people ready to fill these positions. We do not. Now is a terrific time to get involved for band parents at Maltby, Scranton, and Brighton High School. If you have questions, please reach out to the Nomination Committee, Cindy Mullin and Melissa Rife, at and Melissa Rife

Mattress Sale Fundraiser: Sunday, May 7th

There will be over 25 beds on display for customers to try.  The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores.  In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows and even adjustable power bases! Please share this information with family and friends! 

Check out this cool video to see how it works: YOUTUBE LINK

Here is the link to the Facebook event, where we will post about our products, payment options, and other event information: FACEBOOK LINK  Click “GOING”!  “INVITE” your friends! “SHARE” our posts!

Wednesday March 22nd

Friday March 24th

Need help serving pizza approximately 11:15am at Maltby.  We need 4 parents:

Students in full uniform with raincoats, gloves for warmth. Here’s the path we are taking: Scranton, Hawkins, Maltby, Maltby/Hornung, Hilton, Spencer.

Tuesday April 4th:  FUNDRAISER!!!

Easy Easy Easy fundraiser.  All you have to do is eat!  We will be collaborating with The Pound! for a dinner out fundraiser. With all of the construction downtown this is an opportunity for a win-win! We can help get patrons out for a meal and The Pound! will donate 15% of food sales. They have asked that people going to support the band bring the flier that was attached to the newsletter email sent on March 19th.

Monday April 10th

Saturday April 15th

Monday April 17th

April 26,27

  • State B and O Festival - We are hosting and our bands are performing.  Times tba

Open Officer Positions for Next Year

Parents of students in the band program at Maltby, Scranton, or Brighton High School are eligible to be elected as an officer. One parent per family may serve. We have five officer positions that must be elected/reelected each year.

These roles are vital to the organization and must be filled. Please consider reaching out to any of our current officers to learn more about what the roles entail and also review the bylaws, Section VI, for basic descriptions.

Band Camp: We still need a parent to manage the equipment and maintenance side of band camp. Planning for band camp begins in April, and we NEED someone to step up.

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 interface with Camp Nissokone staff to ensure our facilities/maintenance needs are taken care of. If you are interested in this role, you do not need to be a head cabin counselor, and you are not signing up to haul the trailer all year - just for band camp. This person 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.

That’s it.  Thanks everyone. 

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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