All below application steps must be completed by May 31 of the college enrollment year. No exceptions are able to be honored.
Two Required Steps
Complete a brief online scholarship application form (below).
Concert wind & percussion players: Audition in person or email videos to firstname.lastname@example.org, performing the below materials:
- Play these scales as many octaves as possible—Concert Db major, Concert A major and Concert C harmonic minor.
- Play the chromatic scale (covering your entire range) by tonguing up & slurring down. (Articulations are for woodwinds & brass.)
- Play two solo or etude excerpts, each one to two minutes long, with one excerpt demonstrating technical ability and the other showcasing musicality.
- Concert percussionists should perform as many of the major instruments (snare, timpani and a mallet instrument) as you are comfortable with. One excerpt per instrument will be sufficient. Demonstration of proficiency on auxiliary instruments can also be beneficial.
Jazz drumset players with no concert band experience: Audition in person or email videos to email@example.com, playing all the jazz styles that you know. This can include swing (fast, medium & slow), ballads (w/ brushes), rock, funk and various forms of Latin.
Guitarists, bassists and pianists with no concert band experience: Contact Mr. Rainwater for instructions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optional (but beneficial) Steps
- Submit evidence of selection for an All-State, All-County or All-District ensemble or of participation in an Honor Band to which you were nominated. Suitable evidence is a copy of a program, an official letter of notification or a letter from your high school director.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school director.
A Band scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s playing ability, the amount of funds available and the number of ensembles a student joins. More ensembles = more scholarship.
Band scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Returning students can reapply for a scholarship every year. Students on academic probation or those placed on disciplinary probation after a suspension become ineligible to receive Band scholarships.