Third Annual Sam Pitcher Memorial
Scholarship Concert Scheduled
November 16, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska - The third annual Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship
Concert will take place Tuesday, November 22 at 7 pm at the Kayhi
Auditorium. "An Evening of Jazz and Blues" will feature
the Discovery Jazz Club, the Soundwaves Jazz Club, the Windjammers
Jazz Club and the Kayhi Jazz Ensemble. Donations for the scholarship
fund will be accepted at the door.
Dale Curtis joins the
Kayhi Jazz Ensemble on Sam Pitcher's
trumpet at the 2004 Sam Pitcher Memorial Concert
All of the groups feature many talented young musicians in grades
7 - 12. A few of the featured soloists will be Jamie Karlson
playing tenor sax and Courtney Kiffer playing alto sax on "Where
is the Love," Amber Kiffer playing flugelhorn on "If
I Could," Ron Brandow playing trumpet and Weston Corporon
playing trombone on "Granada Smoothie," Niles Corporon
playing alto sax on "Harlem Nocturne," and drummers
Pat Troll and Brandon Hoyt on "Timetable."
The concert and scholarship
fund was set up to honor the memory of Sam Pitcher, a Kayhi student
who died from an inflammation of his heart in April 2003. Sam
played trumpet, flugelhorn and electric guitar in all the bands
that will be performing in this concert as well as The Rubber
Band and the Kayhi Wind Ensemble. Sam was also able to benefit
from participation in the Sitka Fine Arts Camp and Interlochen
Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. The scholarship is intended to help
other young musicians in grades 7-12 attend similar summer music
Allison Netterer and
Sam Pitcher solo while Roy McPherson
conducts TheWindjammers in 2003.
Scholarship recipients in 2005 were twins Jamie and Jeffery Karlson.
Jamie used her scholarship to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp
and Jeffery attended the Interlochen Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.
Jeffery was then offered a substantial scholarship from Interlochen
Academy where he is now attending his junior year of high school.
Scholarship recipients in 2004 were sisters Amber and Courtney
Applications for 2006 scholarships
will be available at the time of the concert and will also be
available at McPherson Music, the Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities
Council, and the Ketchikan High School counselor's office. Up
to $1000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2006 based on the
applicant's musical ability, goals, motivation and, to a lesser
extent, on financial need. Applications are due no later than
February 1, 2006.
The Sam Pitcher Memorial Fund
is an Advisory Group of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities
Council. Tax deductible contributions can be made to the scholarship
fund in care of KAAHC at 716 Totem Way, Ketchikan.
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