Senior Musicians Audition for Scholarships
February 9, 2016
Twenty-six seniors from concert and marching band have received band scholarships, according to Band Director David Miller.
“Seniors have $5.7 million in soft money,” Miller said.
The musical seniors have auditioned for Morehouse College, Kentucky State University, Central State University and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
“I felt confident, and I knew my music,” said tenor saxophone player Kameron Green of his audition. Green has been in band for four years.
Green said he received band scholarships from Kentucky State University and Central State University.
Senior Kendall Gaddis, who plays trumpet, has been part of Southfield High’s marching band and concert band. Gaddis said, “I was very nervous” after auditioning for band scholarships. “It was a great opportunity.”
Gaddis received full ride scholarship offers from Central State University, Miles College, Jackson State University, Kentucky State University and University of Arkansas.
Gaddis said he nearly fainted after receiving the scholarship news.
Senior Cedrick Hubbard, who plays trombone in concert band and marching band, also received band scholarships. “During the audition, I was very nervous,” Hubbard said. “I messed up a little, but I did good overall.”
Band Director Miller said, “There are more colleges coming soon. They usually notify me three weeks in advance before auditions happen.”
Southfield High School marching band is expecting six more colleges to schedule auditions.