Support Motor City Brass Band

Motor City Brass Band depends on YOU, our friends and donors, to continue providing the terrific brass band music we've all come to enjoy. There are many ways for you to support the band. Browse through the tabs below for more information on how you can help, and THANK YOU for your support!

  • Corporate
  • Musicians
  • Shop
  • Our Supporters

Motor City Brass Band Corporate Support Opportunities

We invite you to partner with the Motor City Brass Band as a supporter for our upcoming season.

In addition to supporting a truly unique and entertaining program of shows, Motor City Brass Band sponsorship provides a variety of benefits including visibility and access across print, web, and live audiences.

Choose one of the opportunities below, or work with us to design a unique support program to fit your needs. Options range from concerts in the park, homecoming, in-school clinic/concerts, senior programs, church and community center events, beginner student instruction, youth band, brass days music camps and instruments.

Concert Co-Support: $500 each (up to five Supporters)

You will be recognized:

  • On our website with a link to your company website
  • On 1,000 postcard mailing
  • In all press and marketing materials
  • With signage prominently displayed at each sponsored concert
  • In programs distributed at the sponsored concert 
  • In all MCBB contributor lists

You will also receive ten complimentary tickets to the sponsored concert

Exclusive Concert Support: $2,500

Exclusive concert sponsorship includes all the benefits of co-support plus the following:

  • Forty additional complimentary tickets to the supported concert
  • An exclusive pre or post-concert event for your guests featuring musicians and refreshments


Underwrite a Guest Artist: $1,000

Guest Artist support includes all the benefits of concert co-support plus the following:

  • Ten additional complimentary tickets to the supported concert
  • An exclusive pre or post-concert event for your guests featuring guest artist and refreshments


Support a Musician: $250 - $3,000

Benefits commensurate to support level:

  • MCBB Musician: $250
  • MCBB Section Leader: $400
  • MCBB Music Director: $3,000

Show your support by selecting your favorite section leader, band member, or Music Director and make a gift to sponsor him/her for the entire season!

Sponsorship levels are as follows:

  • Band member support: $250
  • Section leader support: $400
  • Music Director Support: $3,000 (May be shared among multiple individuals)


How the Musician Support Program works:

  • All band members are available for support.
  • Support is recognized for the remainder of the next subscription season.


MCBB Musician Supporter Benefits

Donors receive the following benefits:

  • Grateful acknowledgement in the season programs
  • Recognition signage displayed at upcoming performances
  • Complimentary tickets to MCBB’s performance in either October or December of the sponsorship year
  • Invitation to a donor reception


Section Leader Support - $400

Mikey Hart, cornet Toby Kmet, Eb bass
Jennifer Kmet, tenor horn Devin Scicluna, trombone


Band Member Support - $250

Paul Roache, cornet Debra Kuptz, flugelhorn Lazarus Kmet, Bb Bass
John Owens, cornet Andrew Holmes, tenor horn Dennis Eggert, Bb bass
Chris Witting, tenor horn Timothy Kooy, percussion
Zach Musienko, cornet Amere Horton, baritone Brian Buckmaster, percussion
Burr Huntington, cornet Thomas Haney, trombone Joshua Cook, percussion
John Haury, cornet Paul Yee,Trombone  
Brian Turner, cornet  
John Culp, cornet  


Music Director Support

Support Music Director & Conductor Gordon Ward for $3,000*

Support MCBB’s front man in part or in full. Donors of $200+ receive the same benefits as Musician Supporters, shown above, including special recognition at a special donor reception


MCBB has several CD recordings available for your purchase. Just click the Add to Cart buttons to purchase one or all of these items. You will be taken to the PayPal web site and a secure server to complete your purchase. All amounts are in USD and shipping is by USPS Ground.

Take the band with you wherever you go with these CD recordings!

The cost for each individual CD is $15.00 with $2.50 shipping and handling for each order.

After Five
After Five
  • Florentiner
  • Salvation Is Created
  • Jubilee Overture
  • American Civil War Fantasy
  • Believe Me If All
    Those Endearing
    Young Charms
  • Take The A Train
  • Fiddle Faddle
  • Way Down
  • James Bond Collection
  • Reel Around The Sun
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever

Irish Spectacular
Irish Spectacular
  • Gaelforce
  • Farewell To Inishowen
  • Toora-Loora/Cockels and Mussels*
  • Gartan Mother's Lullabye*
  • Spanish Point
  • Boudrahn Solo**
  • Ballyhooley
  • Praise
  • Songs of Ireland
  • The Mist Covered Mountains Of Home*
  • Danny Boy*
  • The Yellow Tinkerman/Jenny’s
    Welcome To Charlie**
  • The Lonesome Boatman
  • Vive La Hoche
* Celtic Renaissance ** Tyler Duncan

American Salute
American Salute
  • Olympic Fanfare
  • American Overture For Band
  • Shenandoah
  • West Side Story
  • Semper Fidelis
  • Three Episodes from “An American In Paris”
  • Miller Magic

Sounds of the Season
Measure for Measure
Sounds of the Season
  • Troika
  • White Christmas
  • The Good King
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Christmastime is Here
  • Three Kings Swing
  • Christmas Festival Encore (w/choir)

MCBB Plays The Classics
MCBB Plays The Classics
  • Malagueña
  • A Disney Spectacular
  • Toccata in D Mino
  • This Is The Moment
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Trumpeter’s Lullaby
  • Blue Rondo a la Turk
  • Take the “A” Train
  • James Bond Collection


Season Donors

Thank you to our many donors who have supported us over the last 20 seasons. Your generous donations are important to the band, and are greatly appreciated. Recognition below reflects all donations since September, 2019. Please send any corrections to

Foundation Support
General Federation of Women’s Club Dearborn
Kiwanis Foundation of Dearborn


Government Support
Michigan Arts and Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Dearborn Community Arts Council
Dearborn Recreation & Parks
City of Madison Heights
Oakland County


Business & Corporate Support
A & R Music
Active Adult Center Madison Heights
A-Dependable Maytag Home Appliance Center
American House Hazel Park
CS Music Services
Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
Dynamic Flowers of Royal Oak
Edward Jones, Quinn J. Wright
EMI Music & Gospel Arts
Frentz & Sons
Greater Detroit Jazz Society
Hermann’s Bakery
O’Mara’s Restaurant
Joe Robertson DDS
John F. Martin Photography
Jordan Tracey State Farm Agency
Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery
Marathon / We’ve Got Gas
Miner’s Den Jewelers
RE/MAX Rickey Busler
Safford-Baker Law Firm
Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division
Shanbom Eye Specialist
Starduster’s Big Band
Tania’s Pizza
TCF Bank
Van Every Family Chiropractic Center
Warren Concert Band
Wild Turkey / Campari
Woodward Veterinary Home Care

Leadership Circle - $1,000 and above:  
Sally Bolle - In memory of Bill Bolle
Eric Campbell
Nancy Duke
Stewart and Sandy Hay - In Memory
of Ernie Richardson, John Kay, Doug Gallop, and Ray Murphy
Tom Hitchman and Keith Hewitt
Myrna Hitchman
Art Kitze and Marilyn Pobanz
Richard McClelland
Bona Opatich
Kate and Randy Safford
Craig Strain


Platinum Level - $500 - $999:  
Ellen Blauer
Carolyn L. Carr
Mary McGough
Mary Jo Pachla-Stephens
William Thom
Ron Tucker
Shane Tucker

Gold Level - $200 - $499:  
Rebecca, Ben and Russell Clark
David N. Granner
Mary Catherine Emerson
Timothy and Elizabeth Kadlec
Maynard & Nancy Kalef
Jennifer and Toby Kmet
Mike and Nadia Maddens
Peter Mills
Keith Nelson
Joe Robertson
Margaret Schaeffer
Matt & Pam Schomer
Tina Tolapian & Maury Okun
Brian Turner
Witting Family
Deborah Yee
City of Sylvan Lake employees



Silver Level - $100 - $199:  
Brian Cheatham
Michelle Diebold
Maryl Huntington
Michael James and Yeonhee Choi
Robert and Toni Kmet
Kevin Kuptz
Susan Shanaman
George and Sharon Sinnott
Christine Stepke
Elizabeth White
Dennis Yee


Bronze Level - Up to $99:  
Mary Anthouard
Norma Jean Bak
Gayle Bantle and Daniel Bewersdorff
Carol Ross-Baumann
Joseph Calcaterra
Marianne Dorais
Horace and Carolyn Hudgins
Alfred J. Johnson
Butch and JoAnn Kmet
Caroline Miller
Richard and Antoinette Pasiak
Kerry Price
Donna Yee-Schurig
Rebecca Scott
Beverly Treats
Marjorie VanValkenburg
Michelle Wellman
William Wellman
Colin Yee
Kathleen Zalewski & Jim Price
Amber & Marcel Zemp