Capitol Pops Student Scholarship Program

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The Capitol Pops is excited to announce the resumption of their Scholarship Program for high school and college students in the  Greater Sacramento area that play a symphonic band instrument.

The Scholarship Program will provide two area students with a scholarship of $1000 for the 2024 Spring Term to assist with the cost of musical instruction and help them reach their musical aspirations.

The winners will be encouraged to play with the Capitol Pops for the Spring 2024 Season, but not required to play with the band full time. The students will be from Sacramento and the surrounding areas, to the extent that they can participate in and perform with the Capitol Pops in at least one spring concert and at least two rehearsals prior to the concert.  Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM at Tim’s Music in Carmichael, CA. 

The timeline for awarding the scholarships will be as follows:

To apply for the scholarship, the students will need to submit:

A selection of the top students will be asked to audition in person and can bring accompaniment, recorded accompaniment or can have accompaniment provided to them during the audition, except for percussionists who can perform without accompaniment.

The scholarship will be awarded at the sole discretion of the members of the Capitol Pops Student Scholarship Committee.

The scholarship winners will: