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ABOUT BOBBY'S KIDS - WORLD PREMIERE WEEKEND FEBRUARY 24 & 25TH 2023
BOBBY'S KIDS is the story of how one man empowered a whole generation to see the possibility in going to college through music. Bobby L. Brown was the iconic band director of the Mackenzie High School "Band of Renown" of Detroit. Mr. Brown, a Southern University graduate and alumni of the famed band The "Human Jukebox" brought the HBCU Marching Band culture to Detroit in the 80's when drugs, murders, and crime were at an all-time high. Building a band from nothing, in just a few short years the band had raised to national acclaim and Brown had sent dozens of students on scholarships to Southern University and other HBCU's like Florida A&M, Jackson State, Tuskegee, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Delaware State, Alabama State - all on band scholarships. At one time, Mr. Brown had nearly 40 students, affectionately known as "Bobby's Kids" all from Mackenzie High School attending Southern University on band scholarships - a little known historic achievement - until now.
How It All Started...
From making history with Bobby L. Brown at Mackenzie High school as the Clarinet Section Leader to becoming a member of the world famous Florida A&M University Marching 100, Brandi embodies the spirit of being "driven". For Brandi, the family environment and "on the field" training would prove to be the foundation for allowing her to achieve unimaginable success in her career and life as a once very economically disadvantaged teen growing up in Detroit. Her marching band experience is "the gift that keeps on giving" and has now become an experience her own son experiences as being a part of an HBCU marching band. She is fully vested in sharing the message of the benefits of band and music education and what she coined as "The Marching Band Factor".
From Message to Movement
In 2016, Brandi released the first HBCU Marching Band Documentary "Point And Drive" and toured it in 13 cities and over 35 screenings. The film turned into a movement sparking a resurgence in the desire to be in HBCU bands as well as exposing the world to the true culture of HBCU bands. She and her team independently financed, marketed and toured the film. The end result was that not only did the film become iconic, it solidified Brandi and KORIS Media as a pioneer in the telling of the cultures stories.
The HBCU Band Cultures Storyteller
Brandi and KORIS Media reached a new level of impact when Brandi became the authority in marketing and storytelling in the HBCU space. She helped to build the brand and tell the stories of one of the fastest and newest HBCU marching bands Florida Memorial University's "The ROAR" allowing them to achieve a social media presence and international opportunities many large music programs have yet to achieve. Her 360 approach to storytelling, marketing, and branding is one that allows her an undisputed edge not found in the industry. Through KORIS Media, she has become the go-to-source in all things filming, marketing and branding.
BOBBY'S KIDS PREMIERE WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
February 24 & 25 - DETROIT PREMIERE
Friday, Feb 24 Red Carpet Premiere
Celebrate on this special night of the opening of Bobby's Kids with the cast, supporters and special guests. Be the first to see Bobby's Kids at the world premiere!
Sat, Feb 25 Detroit Band Clinic with Dr. Richard Beckford & Florida Memorial University's The ROAR Marching Band Staff
Dr. Richard Beckford and his All-Star Staff of musicians from Florida Memorial University "The ROAR" marching band will be conducting a free clinic to middle and high school band students of nearly 500 band students across the Detroit and surrounding areas.
These students will demonstrate what they've learned by forming to create the largest Detroit Mass Band to perform a song at the screening that evening!
St, Feb 25 Screening at Southfield A&T The Detroit Homecoming
It's an HBCU Homecoming Vibe
Mood: HBCU Homecoming + Reunion! Expect to feel nostalgia, family + fun and great music!
Special Recognitions & Performances
Along with celebrating Bobby L. Brown's legacy, we want to recognize special educators who impacted the Detroit Band Culture yesterday and today.
Special Performances by:
The Mackenzie Band of Renown Alumni Band
Detroit Mass Band under the direction of
Dr. Richard Beckford &
FMU The ROAR Band Staff
3 WAYS TO SUPPORT TODAY
BOBBY'S KIDS PREMIERE WEEKEND
DETROIT BAND CLINIC, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY + FILM SCREENING
Pay It Forward, sponsor students to see Bobby's Kids + have a Band Clinic with the opportunity to audition for a band scholarship.
Mr. Brown truly practiced and lived by providing opportunities for his kids to be great musicians, be exposed to what's possible, and modeling success. Keeping along with that tradition, Dr. Richard Beckford and his All-Star Staff of musicians from Florida Memorial University "The ROAR" marching band will be conducting a free clinic to middle and high school band students of nearly 500 band students across the Detroit and surrounding areas.
Then that afternoon, these students will demonstrate what they've learned by forming to create the largest Detroit Mass Band to perform a song at the screening that evening!
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"DRIVEN" Business Feature
The "Driven" Business feature is a supporter level that allows a business owner to introduce their product/business to our audience via social media channels and our website. This supporter level does not require that you be an HBCU band alumni.
Upon payment via the button on this site, you will be taken to a page that will ask for your business name, website, a picture of you or your product, and a brief description of your business. We will let you know when your post will be live. This option is available starting in December and running through March 2023.
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BOBBY'S KIDS PREMIERE WEEKEND
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Event Activation for our film "Point And Drive"
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"Bobby's Kids" Film Premiere & HBCU Tour Activation - Black History Month
Theme: "What You Can See, You Can Be"
Areas of Sponsorship:
By becoming a sponsor for the Bobby's Kids Film premiere events and multi-media promotions, you have the opportunity to align your brand with a 360 degree turn-key edutainment product. We are creating activations that leverage the cross-cultural appeal of music and the films' inspirational message, which will leave a lasting memory. For the right kind of sponsor, that memory will be yours to share to engage our combined audience’s interest – in turn, inspiring action while raising funds to support the cause.
* Our sponsorship levels range between $5,000 and $100,000+
* Great opportunity for DEI Initiatives
Recognition and benefits vary based on level of integration, but may include:
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