Parsons & Stone Winners
of Sam Pitcher Music Scholarships
February 27, 2006
Lindy Parsons and Kimberly
Stone are winners of
Ketchikan, Alaska - Lindy Parsons and Kimberly Stone are winners
of Sam Pitcher Music Scholarships for 2006. They have each been
awarded $500 scholarships to attend summer music programs. The
decision was made by the Sam Pitcher Memorial Fund Advisory Committee
and announced at the Saturday morning rehearsal of the McPherson's
Soundwaves Jazz Club. Both girls play trumpet and french horn
in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band at Kayhi as
well as McPherson's Windjammers and Soundwaves Jazz clubs and
the Community Concert Band.
Sam Pitcher Music Scholarships for 2006.
Lindy has been playing trumpet for over 4 years and french horn
for over 3 years. She is a freshman at Kayhi with a 4.0 GPA.
She plans to use this scholarship to attend either the Marrowstone
Summer Music Camp in Bellingham, WA or the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
By attending one of these programs, Lindy hopes to improve her
ability on both instruments as well as getting private lessons
on french horn. Lindy was selected to play with the Southeast
Alaska Honor Band this year and recently was selected as Student
of the Week at Kayhi. She has also played with the orchestra
for First City Players' Camelot and Peter Pan musicals.
Kimberly has also been playing
trumpet for over 4 years and has recently started playing french
horn. She is a freshman at Kayhi with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to
use her scholarship to attend the Marrowstone Summer Music Camp
in Bellingham, WA. She hopes to study orchestra music with instruction
in music theory, ear-training and transposing. This year Kimberly
was selected to play with both the Southeast Alaska Honor Band
and the All-Alaska Jazz Band.
The Sam Pitcher Memorial Fund
was established by the family and friends of Sam Pitcher to honor
his memory because of his great love and talent for music. The
fund awards scholarships to students in grades 7-12 to attend
summer music programs. Tax deductible contributions can be made
to the Sam Pitcher Memorial Fund, c/o The Ketchikan Area Arts
and Humanities Council, 716 Totem Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901.
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