Freese Brothers Big Band award 10 summer music scholarships

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The Freese Brothers Big Band
The Freese Brothers Big Band

MANCHESTER, NH — The Freese Brothers Big Band of Concord has awarded scholarships that will enable nine talented high school musicians to attend acclaimed summer music programs.  A tenth student received the annual Concord High School Freese Brothers Scholarship to help defray college costs.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

Manchester Central High School:
Conor Powers of Manchester.  Conor plays the trombone in the Concert and Jazz Bands, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Trio, as well as with The Manchester Community Music School. He will attend the Eastman School of Music Summer Jazz Studies Program in Rochester, N.Y

Manchester West High School:
Sarah McCorkle of Hooksett. Sarah plays the tenor saxophone in the Jazz Band and the clarinet in the Concert and Marching Bands and at Manchester Community Music School. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School.

Bow High School:
Gillian Martin of Bow. Gillian plays the clarinet in the Concert and Jazz Bands and helps present music lessons to younger students. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School.

Lina Patel of Hooksett. Lina plays the clarinet in the Concert and Marching Bands. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School.

Emma Roberge of Bow. Emma plays the viola in the String Orchestra and percussion and French Horn in school Concert Band. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School.

Concord High School:
Sarah Aznive of Concord. Sarah plays the clarinet in the Marching and Concert Band. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School.

Miranda Kaplan of Concord. Miranda plays the cello and clarinet in the Marching and Concert Band and other musical organizations including the New Hampshire Youth Wind Ensemble. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School.

Nathan Pace of Concord. Nathan plays the violin in the Orchestra and in other organizations, including the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and NH Youth Symphony He will attend the Credo Summer Chamber Music Program at Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio.

Lexie Perlow of Concord received the Concord High School Freese Brothers Scholarship, awarded by the school and band to help defray college expenses.  Lexie was Drum Major and played the clarinet in the Concert Band, Marching Band and Concert Choir. She will attend St. Lawrence University.

Merrimack Valley High School:
Katheryn Campbell of Loudon. Katheryn plays the baritone saxophone in the Concert Band, Marching Band and Jazz Band. She also sings in the school choir. She will attend UNH’s Summer Youth Music School.

The Freese Brothers Big Band has been keeping the sounds of swing and classic Big Band music alive since 1982. Formed by brothers Jack, Bill, George and Courtland Freese, the band performs throughout Northern New England.  Members volunteer their talent and donate band performance fees to the Freese Brothers Big Band Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund has awarded more than $53,000 in scholarships to enable talented young musicians to enhance their musical ability.

The band welcomes tax deductible contributions in care of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, 03301. For information, go to www.freesebrothersbigband.com.


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