BRASS BAND OF BATTLE CREEK

Marshall, MI   |  www.bbbc.net

Mission

The primary purpose of the organization is promote the art of the Brass Band, and to promote awareness of music to the general public. The organization also educates youth and promotes brass music to youth through its Youth Brass Band Camp. The organization's mission statement reads, “To bring joy, understanding and inspiration through the power of music."

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Shannon L Aikins

Main address

Po Box 556

Marshall, MI 49068 USA

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EIN

38-3414879

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Music (A68)

Music (A68)

IRS filing requirement

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2021 BBBC Youth Brass Band Camps

In 2021, the High School Youth Brass Band camp will be held at W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek on July 13 to 16, 2021. The band will be co-conducted by BBBC Resident Conductor Michael Garasi and BBBC Education Director Jerry Rose, with instruction provided by eight BBBC members and selected area music educators. Daily activities will include full band rehearsals, small group sectionals, skill sessions, and discussion with BBBC faculty on a variety of musical topics. A healthy catered meal and snacks will be provided on each program day. Each student and faculty member will be provided with a musician mask and bell cover, and social distancing measures will be observed in accordance with health department guidelines. The final public concert on Friday, July 16 at 6:30pm will feature the full-band and section selections rehearsedduring the camp week.

The Middle School Youth Brass Band camp will be held at the Marshall Performing Arts Centeron July 19 to 21, 2021. This is the first year for this camp, which is designed to introduce middle school students to the joy of performing in a brass band. The band will be co-conducted by BBBC euphonium artist Demondrae Thurman and BBBC Education Director Jerry Rose, and will share a number of faculty members with the high school camp. While the daily schedule will contain many of the same activities as the high school session, it will be designed with shorter time durations, more movement, and more frequent breaks to accommodate the needs of younger students. Nutritious catered meals and snacks will be provided daily, and daily bus
transportation will be provided to Marshall from Battle Creek and Albion in order to eliminate an identified barrier to participation for students from these areas. The final concert on Wednesday, July 21 will be free and open to the public.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The Young Peoples Concert serves as an introduction to a live music and audience participation performance for Battle Creek and Calhoun County area K-5th grade students. The concert is an abbreviated (approximately 45 minutes) version of the BBBC’s Holiday Concert that features an introduction to brass and percussion instruments and the opportunity to meet the conductor and several musicians of the Brass Band of Battle Creek. The YPC is the elementary-level education engagement program in the BBBC’s youth education initiative.

In 2022, the BBBC will begin offering an additional Young Peoples concert in conjunction with its Spring Concert in May. With this addition, approximately 3,600 K-5th grade students will have the opportunity to attend. The BBBC provides funding and funding resources to cover the cost of transportation so area schools can participate at no cost, eliminating any barriers that may be associated with participation costs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The BBBC performs two concerts annually, the Spring Concert in May and the Holiday Concert in December, at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek. The concerts, featuring the professional, and in many cases, world renowned, musicians of the Brass Band of Battle Creek, offer a vast and varied program of music selections and styles.

A student discount is available.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

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BRASS BAND OF BATTLE CREEK

Board of directors
as of 5/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Douglas Riggs


Board co-chair

Richard C. Lindsey, Jr.

Jim Dyer

Chris Christ

T.R. Shaw

Jean Krohn

Terris Todd

Jane Parikh-Simons

Logen Crandall

Arianna Pontoni

John Schwarz

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No