The mission of DRUMS on the OHIO is to further music education across the Tri-State by providing outreach opportunities, funding music programs, and awarding scholarships to local Drum Corps participants.
The 2019 DRUMS on the OHIO DCI Scholarship will award up to (5) five individuals a total of $500.00 each. Scholarship funds will be used exclusively for tour fees, and not travel or incidental expenses.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019.
Current resident of Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, Spencer, Warrick, Pike, or Dubois County (INDIANA), Henderson, Union, or Daviess County (KENTUCKY), Edwards, White, Wabash, or Gallatin County (ILLINOIS). Applications received from outside these areas will be evaluated for eligibility by the Scholarship Committee.
Current attendance or recent graduation from a high school in one of these counties.
Contracted member of a DCI corps for the 2019 summer season (brass, percussion, front ensemble, drum major, color guard).
Recipients will be selected based on application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by May 1, 2019. Payment will only be made to the recipient’s account at their corp’s home office.
Please download and complete the scholarship application form. All requested materials MUST be submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.
Application materials must be received by Monday, April 15, 2019, in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered. The following materials MUST be submitted (MS Word or PDF):
The completed application form.
A typed letter to the Scholarship Committee with the following responses:
A brief bio that is a reflection of your personality, character, and accomplishments
Why you have applied for this scholarship.
What you hope to gain from your corps experience this summer.
One (or more) letters of recommendation from a current or former teacher or instructor (preferably from a music/performance background).
Copy of your corps contract with an Open or World Class Corps.
A photograph of yourself to be featured along with your bio on the DRUMS on the OHIO website and Program Book (PDF, JPEG, PNG).
By submitting your application, you authorize DRUMS on the OHIO to use your photo and bio in show marketing materials.
If at any time during “move-in” or during the summer you elect not to continue with your corps, you will be solely responsible for refunding the entire amount of your scholarship back to DRUMS on the OHIO.
If you are injured and/or are unable to complete the summer with your corps due to a legitimate medical issue, your corps will issue you a prorated refund, and you will be responsible for refunding a prorated amount of your scholarship back to DRUMS on the OHIO.