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November 20, 2022 Edition

I hope this finds you all doing well.  Happy (almost) Thanksgiving.  Some reminders this week and again, our open committee slots as well as focus on our Band Camp coordinator positions.   Some positions are open and listed as such on our website others, the parent has a senior student and is preparing to step down.

Cheesecake Fundraiser:  We had a successful fundraiser.  Thank you. To the parents with cheesecakes outstanding:  I have ordered the replacements.  With any luck they will be sent Monday and arrive Tuesday.  I requested delivery to my home.  I will be in direct contact to make delivery arrangements. Any questions, feel free to reach out.  The email I check most often:

Poinsettia Fundraiser: We will be offering two sizes and three colors this year. 

Colors:  Red White or Pink

Sizes:  6.5” ($20) and 8.5” ($35) both potted and references the size of the pot.

All orders due by Thursday December 8th.

Checks made payable to Brighton Band Boosters.

Flowers can be picked up after the concert Tuesday, December 13th. Order forms were sent via email and can be turned in by students in the band room.

Wind Ensemble: Wind Ensemble parents add to the calendar.

12/6 Orchestra concert 7pm

12/16 Choir concert 7pm


Marching uniforms will be needed for events later this school year and we are asking everyone to have their uniform cleaned as soon as possible.  Snedicor's will pick up the uniform from the band member's home and return it directly to the same home in approximately one week.  

Snedicor's will text you pick-up and delivery dates. Send only the jacket and bibs.  Do not send the raincoat.  Check the pockets (inside the jacket as well as the bibs). Leadership will need to remove stars/bars prior to pick-up.

This cleaning service will be paid for courtesy of Brighton Band Boosters.  The deadline to have the uniform cleaned is January 31, 2023.

Use the following link to start the pick-up process:

Committee Positions:  I am keeping the same as last week as these sorely needed.

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

Band Camp: We have two positions for this and the current parents will run their last band camp in August as their students will be graduating. They are offering a year of shadowing for these roles to ease the new Band Camp coordinators into the role. We need one person to handle the administrative tasks and one to take care of the equipment and maintenance needs. Both will be head cabin counselors at 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.

Sponsors:  This position contacts individuals and businesses to engage them in becoming sponsors of the band. We have a variety of sponsorship levels. These sponsors are listed in our concert programs and other venues.  For more information please contact Duane Johnson.

That’s it.  Thanks everyone. 

Duane Johnson


Brighton Band Boosters

2022 - 2023 Handbook

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Welcome Parents and Students

Welcome to another exciting year of music! Brighton High School is home to one of the finest band programs in the State of Michigan. Under the direction of Ms. Gabrielle Hoffman, the band boasts a decades-long tradition of outstanding performances.

The high school band year kicks off 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 grace and 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 the City of Brighton's Memorial Day Parade. 

The success of the high school band program would not be possible without the years of music instruction that begin at Maltby Intermediate and Scranton Middle Schools.  Mrs. Evans and Mr. Osborn work tirelessly to develop young learners into dedicated musicians. The Brighton Band Boosters support the band programs at all three schools and are very proud of their achievements. Please join us at events and concerts throughout the year to enjoy the music performed by students in all of our band programs. 

Go Dogs!