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New Scholarship Benefiting Ketchikan Youth
Features First Fund-raising Concert Monday


November 19, 2003
Wednesday - 12:50 am

Ketchikan, Alaska - A new scholarship benefiting Ketchikan youth features its first fund-raising concert Monday, Nov. 24th at 7 p.m. at the Ketchikan High School Auditorium.

Donations will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will go to the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship Fund to help Ketchikan youth attend summer music programs.

Sam Pitcher was a Kayhi student and was a member of all the groups that will perform Monday in an evening of jazz and blues. The concert will feature the Windjammers Jazz Club, the Soundwaves Jazz Club, the Discovery Jazz Club, and the Kayhi Jazz Ensemble.

Sam was a gifted young man who loved all kinds of music and was active in various music programs in Ketchikan. He played trumpet, flugel horn and electric guitar with the McPherson Jazz Bands, the rock group "The Rubber Band" and Kayhi Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He had the opportunity to participate in both the Sitka Fine Arts Camp and Interlochen Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. The scholarship was established to honor his memory by helping other young musicians attend similar summer music programs.

Awards of up to $1,000 each year will be provided to a Ketchikan youth(s) in grades 7-12 for use at a summer music program of their choice. The scholarship will be awarded based on the applicants musical ability, goals, motivation and, to a lesser extent, financial need.

Applications for scholarships from the fund and more information are available at McPherson Music, the Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council, and the Ketchikan High School counselors office. Applications are due Feb. 2, 2004 at the office of the Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council, 716 Totem Way, Ketchikan. The scholarship(s) will be awarded in early March.

Tax deductible contributions also can be made to the scholarship fund c/o Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council.



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