Parent Booster USA Inc dba Braden River High School Band Boosters Association
6545 State Road 70 East
Bradenton FL 34203
Mission
The mission of the Braden River High School Band Boosters Association is to promote and stimulate music education in the school and community.   
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Chuck Knapp
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
0
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2005
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2017
State Registration Yes May 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $114,300.00
Projected Expenses $112,325.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of Determination (Group)View
Impact Statement
Developing the student musician requires an environment that promotes leadership, integrity and musicianship. These traits are the guiding forces of the Braden River High School Band Program.  Our goal is to foster a student's leadership and personal management skills and to have them learn what it truly means to be a servant leader and to help others.  Holding students to high ethical standards and helping them to develop their moral compass ensures the highest integrity within the organization.  Our vehicle to accomplishing this is music. We begin each day with the goal of cultivating a lifelong love of music.
 
The Braden River Band Program is filled with tradition and accomplishments.  
 
Most recently: 
  • Twenty-eight students participated in State Solo and Ensemble contest and State Jazz Festival.  
  • The Marching Band of Pirates received straight superior ratings at Music Performance Assessment (MPA), placed 8th in the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) 3-A Division at regional competition and were invited to perform at Disney's EPCOT in Orlando, FL 
Needs Statement
1.  Instruments - $25,000
 
With nearly 300 students in the band and color guard classes, we are in constant need to repairing, purchasing and replacing new instruments
 
2.  Instruction - $10,000
 
Instrument specialists are an integral part of any successful band and guard program.  We strive to bring in professional musicians and conductors to teach the students of Braden River
 
3.  New Music - $3,600
 
Music is our textbook.  In the pursuit of  teaching the highest quality band repertoire, we are constantly updating and adding to our music library
4.  Transportation - $8,000
 
The Braden River Band Program is responsible for all transportation costs to various festivals, concerts, reward trips, and education clinics. This amount is needed to help offset our growing transportation needs.
 
5.  Music Education Technology - $3,000
 
While the Band Room at Braden River provides a good working environment, it is in need of a technology update.  Installing a projector, video screens, Bluetooth technology and music education software would greatly enhance our space
 
Background Statement
The Braden River High School Band Program believes that music is  a fundamental part of a complete education.  Therefore, we provide music education for all students regardless of ability level.  Employing a combination of enthusiastic motivation and the highest level of instruction, we strive to create memorable musical experiences for all.  We provide a nurturing, positive atmosphere where individuals are held to high standards of musicianship and character thereby allowing them to become assets to their school and community.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL
Areas Served Comments East Manatee County
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Programs
Description
From the very first note they play in the Braden River High School Band Program, students are immersed in quality educational and performance experiences.  The program consists of the following award-winning ensembles:
 
Beginning Band
Concert Band
Wind Ensemble
Jazz Band I-IV
Marching Band of Pirates (MBOP)
Marching Band of Pirates Colorguard
Budget $101,450
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Each ensemble provides a stepping stone to the next level and is targeted for continued musical growth and developing the ability to play more challenging literature with a high degree of excellence.
Long Term Success
  • Consistently earn Excellent and Superior ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) District and State Music Performance Assessment (MPA) and Solo and Ensemble festival
  • Performances at the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) Regional and State Competitions
  • The number of graduates who continue to study music at the college level.  This program averages approximately 15 seniors each year who choose to major or minor in music
Program Success Monitoring
  • Graded auditions each semester
  • Three concert band performances and 15+ marching band performances/competitions each year
  • Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) District and State Music Performance Assessment and Solo and Ensemble festival
  • Guest clinicians assess student progress 3-4 times a year and provide valuable feedback
Program Success Examples
The Braden River Band Program is proud of its performance history and accomplishments:
 
Braden River Concert Bands
  • Consistently earn Excellent and Superior ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) District and State MPA and Solo and Ensemble Festival 
 
 Braden River Marching Band of Pirates (MBOP) 
  • 2012 and 2013 Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) Class AAA State Champion 
  • Consistently awarded Superior ratings at Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Music Performance Assessment
 
Braden River Marching Band of Pirates Colorguard
  • Consistently earn Superior ratings at competitions 
  • 15 Overall Grand Champion Awards
  • Received Best in Class Colorguard Award 21 out of 25 competitions 
 
 
 
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 35
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA)
Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC)
Florida Federation of Color Guard Circuit (FFCC)
Winter Guard International (WGI) 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Board Chair Chuck Knapp
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Feb 2017 to May 2017
Board Chair Email president@brhsbands.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr Jeramiah Bowman Manatee County School District
Mrs Kimberly M DeYoung Volunteer
Mr Doug Downer Manatee County School District
Mrs Amy Harris Volunteer
Mr Chuck Knapp Volunteer
Ms JoAnn Padgett Volunteer
Mr Ricardo Robinson Manatee County School District
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 73
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $114,300.00
Projected Expenses $112,325.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$140,746$96,877$82,352
Administration Expense$7,967$2,256$27,944
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.050.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%98%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$30,991$15,383$10,246
Current Assets$30,781$15,173$10,246
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$30,991$15,383$10,246
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $98,043Contributions, gifts, grants $53,169Membership Dues $59,102
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $66,278Membership Dues $51,101Program Service Revenue $23,250
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0Fundraising $10,003
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Braden River High School Band Booster Association is a subordinate member of Parent Booster USA Inc and falls under the "Group Exemption" of Parent Booster USA Inc, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990-EZ.

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