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Senior Musicians Audition for Scholarships

February 9, 2016


Rachel Walker

Marlon Carter (center) is one of several seniors who received a band scholarship for college. Carter is a drum major for the band.

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.

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    reneeMar 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I am so glad that the band director has a good relationship with HBCUs. The universities offer excellent programs. I’m partial Central State because it’s not far, the campus is beautiful, they have a new cafeteria and new dorms. It’s not too big. My son graduated from Central and had an amazing college career.

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    NorwoodFeb 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Great job seniors!

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    Angela TurnerFeb 22, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    It is so wonderful for so many seniors to receive these scholarships. Go Blue Jays

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    Kennedy BurksFeb 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I love the energy from the photo

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    Rishon mcgeeFeb 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Wow! Southfield High is doing amazing things.

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    Kamryn WalkerFeb 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Good for the seniors

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    Destinee GriffinFeb 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I hope that all the seniors have a great year! 🙂