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!

  • Concert Sponsorship
  • Musician Sponsorship
  • 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 three Supporters)

You will be recognized:

  • 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

Exclusive Concert Support: $1,500

Underwrite a Guest Artist: $1,000

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

  • Ten 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



Band Member Support - $250

Paul Roache, cornet
Andrew Holmes, tenor horn Dennis Eggert, Bb bass
Dawson Holowell, Bb bass
Amere Horton, baritone Timothy Kooy, percussion
Burr Huntington, cornet Thomas Haney, trombone Brian Buckmaster, percussion
John Haury, cornet Joshua Cook, percussion
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 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 October 2021. Please send any corrections to

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


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
CS Music Services
Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings
Ignited Light and Sound
John F. Martin Photography
Motor City Academy Brass Band
Safford-Baker Law Firm
Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division
Warren Concert Band

Leadership Circle - $1,000 and above:  
Stewart and Sandy Hay - In Memory
of Ernie Richardson, John Kay, Doug Gallop, Ray Murphy,
Barry Blauer, Tom Shaner and Dave Belanger
Tom Hitchman & Keith Hewitt
Myrna Hitchman
Richard McClelland
Mary McGough
Mark Stephens & Mary Jo Pachla
Craig Strain


Platinum Level - $500 - $999:  
Carolyn Carr
Mary C. Emerson
Spiros & Marilyn Karras
Bona Opatich
Kate & Randy Safford
Margaret Schaeffer

Gold Level - $200 - $499:  
Kevin & Nancy Brown
Maynard & Nancy Kalef
Toby & Jennifer Kmet
Tina Topalian & Maury Okun
Bill & Jane Owens
Joe Robertson


Silver Level - $100 - $199:  
Kevin Kuptz
Susan Shanaman in honor of Craig Strain
Donna & George Sperry


Bronze Level - Up to $99:  
Margaret Bagley
Dorothy Britz
Joseph Calcaterra
John Culp
Mary Fergerson
Lola Hodges
Horace & Carolyn Hudgins
Alfred & Frances Johnson
Paul Blauer & Sally Meitz
John Owens
Richard & Antoinette Pasiak
Nannette Sauve
Peggy & Tim Shannon
Paul Systema
Brian Turner
Jan VanDenburg