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A swinging 18-piece big band, led by Marianne May

Bill May Jazz Education Fund Scholarship Recipients

2016
Francesca Castro, Lake Zurich High School, Guitar
partial scholarship – Ball State University Music for All

Payton Kaye, Conant High School, Trombone
partial scholarship – Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp

Allianna Mitchell, Lake Zurich High School, Trombone
partial scholarship – Northern Illinois University Summer in the Arts

James Popp, John Hersey High School, Drums/Percussion
partial scholarship – Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop

2015
Dylan Barnett, Vernon Hills High School, Guitar
partial scholarship – Interlochen Summer Arts Camp

Grant Le, Hoffman Estates High School, Upright/Electric Bass
partial scholarship – Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp

Evan Stitely, Evanston Township High School, Drums
partial scholarship – Birch Creek Music Performance Center

2014
Olivia Banach, Grayslake North High School, Alto and Tenor Saxophone
partial scholarship – Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop

Anthony Pontecore, Notre Dame College Prep, Alto and Tenor Saxophone
full scholarship – Belmont Summer Winds Band Camp

Patrick Ward, Schaumburg High School, Trombone
full scholarship – Elmhurst College Jazz Combo Camp

Paul Wagner, Wheeling High School, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
partial scholarship – Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop

2013
Paul Kundzicz, Niles West High School, Trombone
full scholarship – University of Illinois at Chicago

Konrad Malinowski, Ridgewood High School, Guitar
partial scholarship – Interlochen Summer Arts Camp

Michael Gates, Hoffman Estates High School, Alto Saxophone
full scholarship – Music Institute of Chicago

David Perrine, Wheaton North High School, Trombone
partial scholarship – Birch Creek Music Performance Center

2012
Matthew Capone, Hoffman Estates High School, Trumpet
full scholarship – Music Institute of Chicago

Carlos Garcia, Hoffman Estates High School, Baritone Saxophone
full scholarship – Music Institute of Chicago





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