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
Braden River High School Band Boosters Association
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2005
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration Yes May 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
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 recent accomplishments: 
  • The Braden River High School Marching Band of Pirates was named 2017 State Champions at the Florida Marching Band Championships on November 18, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida competing with eighteen Class 3A bands.  The Marching Band of Pirates won Best Visual Performance, Best General Effect and Best Individual Music.  Along with their state title, the Marching Band of Pirates also received straight superior ratings at the annual District 11 Music Performance Assessment (MPA)
  • The Braden River High School Band Program is proud to have three Concert Bands, three Jazz Bands, Percussion Class, Beginning Band, AP Music Theory and Colorguard classes to offer the to students of Braden River High School
  • All the top ensembles in the Braden River Band Program received Superior ratings during the 2016-2017 school year.  This includes the Marching Band of Pirates, Wind Ensemble and Advanced Jazz Band   
Goals for the current year:
  • To increase student enrollment in the 2018-19 Braden River High School Band Program by 10% over our current 2017-18 numbers
  • To provide financial assistance for those students who demonstrate the desire to participate
  • To develop life-long lovers of music and the arts!  We hope all of the current and former students at BRHS continue their passion for music well after their high school careers
  • To enrich the music students lives by continuously staying on the cutting edge of music education.  With the purchase of new instruments, technology and the use of guest clinicians we will continue to be a leader in music education in Manatee County and the State of Florida.
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 No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Multi-Media Comments by Organization 201
Board Chair
Board Chair Chuck Knapp
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term June 2017 to May 2018
Board Chair Email president@brhsbands.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs Amy Harris Volunteer
Mr Chuck Knapp Volunteer
Mrs Lisa Knight-Blehar Volunteer
Mr Weston McClintock Volunteer
Mrs Robyn M Morris Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 95
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
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
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month July
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month June
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $148,500.00
Projected Expenses $148,028.00
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
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$155,574$140,746$96,877
Administration Expense$0$7,967$2,256
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.921.101.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%95%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$17,294$30,991$15,383
Current Assets$17,084$30,781$15,173
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$4,361$0$0
Total Net Assets$12,933$30,991$15,383
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $78,729Contributions, gifts, grants $98,043Contributions, gifts, grants $53,169
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $64,249Membership Dues $66,278Membership Dues $51,101
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.92----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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.
Nonprofit Parent Booster USA Inc dba Braden River High School Band Boosters Association
Address 6545 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34204
Phone 941 751-8230

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