Academic Team - is a club in which students compete against other schools by answering questions about English, Science, Social Studies, Math, Humanities, Foreign Languages and Technology. Students interested in joining Academic Team must have at least a 3.0 GPA and no major disciplinary infractions. Applications are available in January and tryouts take place in February for the following school year.


Art Club - Join us on Wednesday afternoons for your weekly dose of creativity. We'll explore various themes and projects throughout the year, and you don't have to be a world-class artist to join.


Beta Club -

The National Honorary Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. For more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.  Our club chapter at BRHS is for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Membership requires 3.5 weighted and a 3.0 minimum non weighted GPA or better and faculty recommendation(s).  Once in the chapter, members must attend regular meetings, complete community service projects, and participate in at least one committee to maintain good standing.  Members must also act in a manner befitting the character values of the National Beta Club for which they were selected.  

Beta Club Website


Class of 2018 Junior Advisory Board - The JAB will promote and plan the Junior/Senior Prom.


Colorguard / Winterguard - Membership into the MBOP Colorguard is open to all 9th-12th Grade students at Braden River High School. The group is auditioned in early May and begins weekly rehearsals soon after. Members of the Colorguard provide the visual support for the Marching Band of Pirates and must be in attendance of all MBOP rehearsals and performances. The active season for the MBOP Colorguard is May through November. Members are expected to become a member of one of the winter guards to fulfill their commitment once marching season is complete. Winterguard competes locally throughout spring and is open to student in grades 6-12.


Drama Club aims to improve the overall quality of our school productions by instituting fundraisers, building sets, making advertisements, and sharing an overall appreciation and love for the theater. Along with being in charge of set design, ticket sales, and advertisement, we will spend time learning acting basics, studying lighting and sound techniques, practicing monologues, and playing theater games.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a club for students to experience high-energy worship, enjoy an engaging and relatable message, and have an opportunity to give their hearts to Jesus. We start with 15 minutes of "hang time" to get to know each other and have snacks, so bring friends and come hungry! Also this year in FCA we will be having some incredible guest speakers and leaders from local churches. You don't want to miss out on all the fun and life change that is happening this year! 


French Club – Open to students with an interest in the French language.


Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members to be competitive in the business world. FBLA members have an opportunity to compete at the district, state, and national levels in a variety of competitive events that demonstrate their understanding of business. We also participate in community service projects and support the March of dimes, the national community service project of FBLA.


Health Occupations Students of America – HOSA is a national student organization that prepares students for the medical field. It is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and Health Science Education Division of ACTE. Members are encouraged to gain service, leadership development, and a hunger to discover more about the health care industry. HOSA also offers members competitive events at regional, state, and national levels. The club meets at the clinic after school and announces meetings on P-TV. 


JROTC consists of 3 sub-groups; the Drill Team, the Raider Team and the Air Rifle Team. Students who wish to participate in the JROTC teams must be enrolled in the JROTC course. There are no membership dues.


Key Club Key Club International is the world’s oldest and largest student run service organization. KCI provides its members with opportunities to serve their community, along with building character through its core values: leadership, teamwork, citizenship, initiative, and responsibility.


Marching Band is designed for BRHS band members to showcase their talents by performances at football games, parades and competitive evens throughout the year. Students must be enrolled in a band class. Please see Mr. Carrier for a practice schedule and other information.


National FFA Organization - FFA is a youth organization that develops student’s potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural
education. Students have opportunities to compete in events such as communications, veterinary assisting, horticulture, parliamentary procedure, public speaking, livestock evaluation, floriculture and dozens more. Also, students will be able to be a part of numerous community service activities, including: Adopt-A-Shore, Hunsader’s Farm Pumpkin Festival, Adopt-A-Family, Ag Literacy Day at local elementary schools, and so many more throughout the school year. In addition, members meet monthly and are eligible to have projects in the local and state fair, including: cattle, swine, rabbits, poultry, dogs, plants and more! Dues are $25 annually and include a t-shirt.


Newspaper (Sypglass) – Be involved with the publication of BRHS newspaper, the Spyglass.


NHS-BRHS - chapter was founded 2005-06.  National organization that recognizes and celebrates the highest achievement of high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Student candidates are selected for membership by the faculty council in Jan/Feb of each year, and invitations are given to selected sophomores and juniors.  These sophomores and juniors are initiated in the spring.  Students must have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative unweighted GPA, extensive service to school and community, leadership experience, and outstanding character.  Once initiated, members must maintain these qualifications and serve on an NHS committee, contribute (time, energy, hours, etc) to the organization philanthropy, and attend all NHS meetings.  Active members include sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Membership carries great prestige with colleges and universities due to the high standards of the organization.



Rowing Club – works in conjunction with Manatee County Youth Rowin, Inc. to promote rowing by providing information about the sport and events. Education about rowing and its basic terminology will be shared by MCYR members.


Serteens - is a service club where students can benefit the community
while having fun and enjoying themselves at the same time. This purpose of this club is to benefit our school, various charities around town, and specifically the disabled including the students here at Braden River. Serteens provides students with community service opportunities, and a chance to hold leadership positions. The club holds fun events that will grasp everyone's interest. 


Student Government Association (SGA) is a service organization for which students represent their respective classes. Elections for representatives will take place in the spring for the next year and officers will be elected from the group. The purpose is to promote school spirit, leadership, and civic responsibility. Activities such as pep rallies, dances, and homecoming will be planned, along with charity fund raisers and community service opportunities for students. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and good conduct to participate.


Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students with a strong interest in technology. It is open to those students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and team activities.

Tri-M is the national Honor Society recognizing secondary music students for their musical ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service. The Braden River High School Tri-M chapter received it's Charter #5172 in February, 2006. (Mrs. Cook)


Yearbook is a class designed to create the school yearbook. It involves various aspects of photography, design layout, advertising, sales and computer skills. BRHS uses the InDesign program along with Photoshop. Yearbook meets as a class, as well as before and after school. Students are responsible for creating, promoting and selling the yearbook.
In addition, students attend school events and various workshops for training. Interested students will be admitted to yearbook after meeting the prerequisites provided through guidance. An application will be required from each interested student. There are no membership dues.