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!
- Wish List
- 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 2016 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.
Upcoming events requiring support:
- MCBB 2016-2017 Concert Series
- Horns & Howls - The Terrifying 20 (October 23, 2016)
- Sounds of the Season (December 18, 2016)
- Motor City Festival of Bands 8 (April 9, 2017)
- The Celebration Continues - 20 Years of Music (June 4, 2017)
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: $200 - $3,000
Benefits commensurate to support level:
- MCBB Musician: $200
- MCBB Section Leader: $300
- MCYBB Student Scholarship: $250
- Beginner Youth Music Instructor: $2,000
- MCBB Music Director: $2.500
Show your support by selecting your favorite section leader, band member, or Craig Strain and make a gift to sponsor him/her for the entire season!
Sponsorship levels are as follows:
- Band member support: $200
- Section leader support: $300
- Music Director Support: $2,500 (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 2015-2016 subscription season.
MCBB Musician Supporter Benefits
All donors to the MCBB Support Program receive the following benefits:
- Acknowledgement on the supporter list inserted in the 2015-16 program;
- Recognition signage displayed at the April 10 and June 5 performances;
- Complimentary tickets to MCBB’s performance on June 5;
- An invitation to an exclusive donor reception; and
- Special reserved seating options by request at all subscription concerts.
Partial gifts will be directed to the brand new General Musician Sponsorship Fund. Money in the GMSF will be allocated to unsponsored musicians when the campaign closes prior to the June 5 concert. Musician Sponsor Benefits apply to all full sponsors ($200/$300 respectively).
Select one of these talented musicians to support for the entire season! Sponsors receive four total complimentary tickets to MCBB’s performance on June 5 and an opportunity to meet their supported musician at the donor reception.
|Patrick Echlin, soprano cornet||Debra Kuptz, flugelhorn||John Martin, bass trombone|
|John Haury, cornet||Jennifer Kmet, tenor horn||Toby Kmet, Eb bass|
|Burr Huntington, cornet||Keera Allen, baritone||Casey Rakowski, Bb bass|
|Rob Roy cornet||Mark Stephens, euphonium||Brian Cheatham, percussion|
|Joe Robertson, repiano||Liz White, trombone|
Select your favorite instrument or musician to support for the season and receive two complimentary tickets to MCBB’s performance on June 5 and meet your supported musician at the donor reception.
|Shane Tucker, cornet||Paul Michelsen, flugelhorn*||Mark Gallop, Bb bass|
|Stephanie Erspamer, cornet||Dan Harris, tenor horn||Deven Gallop, Bb bass*|
|Kelby Weilnau, cornet||Kris Wood, tenor horn||Randy Safford, Bb bass|
|Doug Bayme, cornet||Chris Collins, tenor horn*||Bertrand Lanher, Eb Bass|
|Brian Turner, cornet||Connor Heinle, baritone||Doug Engle, Eb bass*|
|Walter Smith, cornet||Devin Scicluna, baritone*||Bob Buckley, percussion|
|Dick McClelland, cornet*||Mike Fisher, baritone*||Misty Smaltz, percussion|
|Joe Palmer, cornet*||Bona Opatich, euphonium||Patricia Fisher, percussion|
|Dave Dahl, cornet*||Kevin Kuptz, euphonium*||Rob Abend, percussion*|
|Rachel Stevens, cornet*||Bob Clark, trombone|
|Jason Hefner, bass trombone*|
|* Substitute Member||Sponsored Player|
Support Music Director & Conductor Craig Strain, for $2,500*
Support MCBB’s front man in part or in full and become a donor to “Craig Strain Support Campaign”! Donors of $150+ (for individuals) or $200+ (for couples) receive four complimentary tickets to MCBB’s performance on June 5 and an invitation to a supporter reception.
*Support of Craig Strain may be split among several individuals.
Community arts organizations such as ours cannot thrive without a strong network of volunteers. From our talented musicians to our event and marketing support, Motor City Brass Band's engine runs almost exclusively on volunteers. If you enjoy the band, consider volunteering! We can always use a helping hand or a little muscle power. If you would like to help, please call the MCBB Hotline at 248.788.6618 and leave a message, or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. our volunteer coordinator will get back to you quickly. Listed below are a few areas of need.
- Instrument transport to and from concert performances
- Stage set up and design
- Event support
- Ticket sales & Will Call table
- Merchandise sales
- Audience survey
- Administrative support
- Help with mailings
- Music library management
- Office duties
- Data Entry
- Hotline support
- Marketing support
- Event flier distribution
The band is always in need of items to keep the great music flowing. Perhaps you would like to donate in this manner instead. We have developed a BAND WISH LIST toward this end. These items are based upon direct input from the band members, our director, and the MCBB Board of Directors. Some items are smaller, while some are quite significant and strategic in nature. If you are interested in helping with the wish list please contact us at email@example.com.
|Musical Instrument Travel Trailer||
|COMPLETE! Thank You!||Dr. Lenise Banse
Mr. John Martin
Mr, Richard McClelland
Ms. Mary Rankovich
|Tympani Head Replacements||
|COMPLETE! Thank You!||D’Addario Foundation|
|Keyboard percussion instrument cases (3)||
|Music stands for percussion section (8)||
|COMPLETE! Thank You!||Dennis Kanka|
|Music Stand Lights for percussion section (8)||
|Two four-drawer filing cabinets for music||
|COMPLETE! Thank You!||Dennis Kanka|
|Hanging folders for filing music||
|COMPLETE! Thank You!||Dennis Kanka|
|Music envelopes for filing music||
|Magnetic signs for trailer||
|Mobile music storage and sorting cabinet||
|Professional grade matched set of tubas||
Three at $12,000 each
|One Eb tuba purchased||Stewart Hay
|New CD recording||
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
| Irish Spectacular
|* Celtic Renaissance||** Tyler Duncan|
|Sounds of the Season
Measure for Measure
MCBB Plays The Classics
2016-2017 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.
Business & Corporate Support
Leadership Circle - $1,000 and above:
Platinum Level - $500 - $999:
Gold Level - $200 - $499:
|Silver Level - $100 - $199:
|Bronze Level - Up to $99:
Mr. Richard Polk
A very special thank you to all the supporters of MCBB's Horns & Hot Dogs performance in Royal Oak.