The NWS Memorial Scholarship was created in the spring of 2007 to honor past playing members.
Purpose of the Scholarship
To encourage continued performance in a college/university instrumental ensemble by providing financial assistance to college students who play wind or percussion instruments, have prior experience in a band program, and plan to continue their involvement in an instrumental ensemble during and after college.
Award Amount: $1,000 and $500
Term: The scholarship award is for one academic year and must be used to further the recipient’s post high-school education at a recognized Nebraska institution.
Award Date: An official, public announcement of the scholarship award will be at an NWS Concert. If possible, this will be in conjunction with a performance of the selection by the winner of the top award.
Award Payment: The scholarship award will be paid in August, on behalf of the recipient, directly to a 501(c)(3) institution/organization (college, university, etc). The recipient is responsible for notifying NWS of his/her school and student identifier.
– Resident of Nebraska or Iowa
– College-bound high school student, college undergraduate, or graduate student
– Plays a wind or percussion instrument
– Enrolled as a full-time student in a Nebraska higher education institution for the upcoming academic year
– Must participate in a college instrumental music ensemble (concert, marching, or jazz).
– Any major/field of study is acceptable
Scholarship Application: PDF – Word
Scholarship Application Submission Form NOTE: A Google logon ID is required to submit the form and upload the audition file and completed application
Our goal is to provide an opportunity, when possible, for scholarship winners to perform with the Nebraska Wind Symphony. For this reason, audition selections should have an instrumental accompaniment that can be purchased or rented. We suggest you select from the following repertoire, if possible, as these are known works that we have access to band arrangements.
Suggested Repertoire List
Application received: January thru second Friday of February – For 2021 we are extending the receipt date to the last Monday of February.
Selection Date: Early March – typically within 3 weeks after application due date.
Concert Date:To be determined in consultation with NWS Music Director – For 2021, it may be unlikely that the award winner will perform with the band at any upcoming event.
Rehearsals with NWS Concert Band: To be scheduled, Monday nights, between 7:15PM and 8:45PM – For 2021, rehearsals are on hold pending end of pandemic.
Dress Rehearsal: To be determined in consultation with NWS Music Director
Read about prior recipients of the NWS Memorial Scholarship.