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June 4, 2023 Edition

I hope this finds you all doing well. As always, your help is needed and appreciated.  If you are a band parent, you ARE a Band Booster.  Some items below are vital to the continuation of the boosters.   

The mandatory meeting for Band Camp 2023 is Monday 5th.  Details below.

Fund Raiser Update:  

Hungry Howies coupons due Friday June 9. Either money or unsold coupons due. They sell well. Students have earned  over $100 for their accounts. Coupon sheets will be available Monday during our mandatory band camp meeting.



Precamp Rehearsals: Friday, August 11, 2023

Camp Dates: August 13-19, 2023

First day of camp, August 13th is at BHS.  August 14th is the bus ride to Nissokone and the first day practicing there.

Mandatory Band Camp Meeting, Monday, June 5, at 7:00 pm at BHS in the Aux Gym

It is imperative that at least one parent/guardian per family attends. At this meeting, parents need to:

  • Turn in band contracts (forms passed out in class, typically a few days ahead of the meeting)

  • Turn in completed medical forms (forms passed out in class, typically a few days ahead of the meeting)

o Note! You will need to know the dates of your student's last tetanus shot. 

o This is required by Camp Nissokone, and we cannot look this up at the school or through past records due to HIPPA laws.

  • Pay $415 band camp fee (Can be paid in two installments of $215 on June 5 and $200 in July)

Students are encouraged to attend. This is the best time to check their cabin placement and request changes.

Questions about this meeting or band camp? Contact Laura Burnham at

Band Camp Chaperones Needed
We need both men and women who are willing and able to spend a week as a cabin parent and/or as medical staff at YMCA Camp Nissokone (near Oscoda, MI) with our BHS Marching Band, August 13-19, 2023. You do not need to know how to play an instrument or march. You do have to be willing to be the adult in charge of a cabin of high school band students or, if interested in being medical staff, take care of routine medical needs and injuries. Chaperones must have a sense of humor and patience, know how to be firm when needed, and be willing to help students with whatever needs arise. You will be asked to complete a background check application (district policy).

If you are interested in applying to be a chaperone or medical staff, you must complete this Google FORM by June 8, 2023, to be considered. 

You will be notified by the end of June if you have been selected to attend camp. 


Questions about being a chaperone or medical staff at camp? Contact Laura Burnham at


June 5th Monday

Mandatory Band Camp meeting.  BHS Aux Gym.  7pm-8:30pm.  We need some volunteers to help with set up, manning tables and clean up.  No prior knowledge is needed.

June 30th-July 2nd

Mark your calendars we will be hosting a Baton Competition event at BHS.We need your help! Brighton Band Boosters has agreed to sponsor the WTA Baton competition 06/30-07/02 at BHS.  100% of the door entrance fee and concessions revenue go to the band in exchange for hosting!  Please review the available volunteer positions below and click on the button to sugn up.  Thank you in advance for your help:


August 7th & 8th Monday and Tuesday: BHS Marching Band Uniform Fitting

We need some students and parents to help out.  Fitting is by class level.  Details in the sign up genius.

Student volunteers:

Parent Volunteers:


Lacrosse Concessions

Dates pending but keep your eyes open.   Have a great week


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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