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!

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  • Musicians
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  • 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.

Upcoming events requiring support:

  • MCBB 2019-2020 Concert Series
    • Horns & Howls (October 27, 2019)
    • Sounds of the Season (December 15, 2019)
    • Motor City Festival of Bands 11 (May 10, 2020)
    • Summer Shamrock (June 14, 2020)


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 Craig Strain 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 2019-2020 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 on either October 27 or December 15
  • Invitation to a donor reception after the concert on June 14, 2020


Section Leader Support - $400



Band Member Support - $250

Lucas Liska, cornet Brian D'Annunzio, Bb bass
Burr Huntington, cornet Timothy Kooy, percussion
Konrad Tech, percussion
Brian Turner, cornet    


Music Director Support

Support Music Director & Conductor , 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 the June 14, 2020 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.

Foundation Support
General Federation of Women's Club Dearborn
Kiwanis Dearborn Foundation
Kresge Foundation

Quicken Loans Community Fund
TCF Foundation
The Village Club Foundation


Government Support
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts
Culture Source
Anton Arts Center


Business & Corporate Support
Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
Greater Detroit Jazz Society
John F. Martin Photography
Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division
Stardusters Big Band
Warren Concert Band

American Heating, Inc.
Chester Street Residency
Dynamic Flowers
Frentz & Sons Hardware
Hermann's Bakery
Lily's Seafood Grille
Marathon Gas
Maytag Home Appliance Center, Inc
Miners Den Jewelers
O'Mara's Irish Pub
State Farm Agency
Tania's Pizza
Van Every Family Chiropractic
Woodward Veterinary Home Care

Leadership Circle - $1,000 and above:  
Anonymous 1
Anonymous 2
Ms. Nancy Duke
Mr. & Mrs. Stewart and Sandy Hay - In Memory of Ernie Richardson, John Kay, Doug Gallop,
and Ray Murphy
Mr. Richard McClelland
Mr. Craig Strain - Craigstock and GDJS


Platinum Level - $500 - $999:  
Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Janet Cheatham
Mr. & Mrs. Randy and Kate Safford


Gold Level - $200 - $499:  
Ms. Carolyn Carr
Dr. & Mrs. James and Daria Cooper
Mr. Jeffrey Dawkins
Mr. Chris Felcyn
Mr. & Mrs. Oran and Antoinette Herberger
Mr. & Mrs. Manny and Nancy Kalef
Mr. Bertrand Lanher
Mr. James Martin
Mr. Maury Okun
Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Mary Jo Stephens
Mr. Ramji Patel
Mr. & Mrs. Bill and Arlene Robertson
Ms. Lorie Safford - in honor of Edythe and
Harry Safford
Mr. & Mrs. Matt and Pam Schomer
Mr. Ed Schultz
Mr. & Mrs. Martin and Margaret Slominis


Silver Level - $100 - $199:  

Mr. & Mrs. Amer and Cynthia Aboukasm
Ms. Diane Aman
Ms. Norma Jean Bak
Mr. & Mrs. Bing and Linda Burris
Mr. & Mrs. Bill and Sally Bolle
Mr. & Mrs. Charles and Mary Bonten
Mr. & Mrs. Robert and Rebecca Clark
Mr. Jeffrey Cutter
Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Michelle Diebold
Ms. Mary Jane Falls and Paul
Ms. Georgia
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas and Myrna Hitchman
Ms. Marilyn Kornmesser
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry and Linda Lemon
Ms. Marilyn Maxwell
Mr. Pete McAteer
Ms. Diane Meschke - In memory of Miriam Wright
Ms. Patricia Mooney
Mr. Jim Murray
Mr. Keith Nelsen
Mr. & Mrs. Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. Kass and Phyllis Pawlowski
Mr. & Mrs. Radzilowski - In memory of Miriam Wright
Ms. Margaret Schaefer
Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley and Lurline Sears
Ms. Susan Shanaman
Mr. George Sinnott
Mr. Charles Skinner
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis and April Tini
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel and Margaret Tundo
Mr. & Mrs. James and Doris VanDoorn
Mr. Henry Whiting III
Ms. Miriam Wright

Bronze Level - Up to $99:  
Mr. Marlin Adams
Ms. Patricia Ahrens
Mrs. Ellen Blauer
Ms. Magalene Boleyn
Mr. David Bolton
Mr. Bruce
Mr. & Mrs. Michael and Barbara Bunnell
Mr. Joseph Calcaterra
Mr. & Mrs. Charles and Patricia Culyba
Ms. Christine Doby
Mr. Don Eichstaedt
Ms. Catherine Emmerson
Ms. Two Environmentalists
Ms. Jacqueline Etherington
Ms. Gloria Evens
Mr. & Mrs. Edward and Sharon Gadziemski
Ms. Laurine Griffin
Mr. Scott Gwinnell
Mr. Neal Haber
Mr. Gary Hintz
Mr. & Mrs. Horace and Carolyn Hudgins
Mr. & Mrs. Burr and Marylynn Huntington
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy and Joanne Ignash
Mr. & Mrs. Spiro and Marilyn Karras
Mr. & Mrs. Herman and Judith Kasoff
Ms. Carole Keller
Mr. James Kircoff
Ms. Deborah Larsen
Mr. Ord Lloyd
Ms. Donna Lober
Ms. Cathy Lyons
Mr. & Mrs. Robert and Shammy Loosvelt
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick and Patricia Minnick
Ms. Sharron Moore
Mrs. Audrey Murphy
Ms. Lee Panek
Mr. & Mrs. James and Kate Patterson
Ms. Maria Pawlowski
Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Linda Piotrowski
Mr. Kerry Price
Mr. Robert Reeves
Mr. & Mrs. Fred and Joan Sanscrainte
Mrs. Joan Schott
Ms. Mary Sen
Ms. Pamela Shuck
Mr. & Mrs. Gary and Sue Scheiwe
Mr. Paul Thwait
Mr. & Mrs. David and Susan Taylor
Ms. Beverly Treas
Mr. Brian Turner
Mr. &. Mrs. Russ and Marie Turner
Ms. Jan VanDenburg
Ms. Barbara Ware
Mr. Albert Williams