TIME SENSITIVE: Scholarship Opportunity for High School and 8th Grade Band Musicians

TIME SENSITIVE: Please see the following announcement published at SeacoastOnline.com inviting High School and 8th Grade Band students to apply for a $500 scholarship by March 1

“The Seacoast Wind Ensemble (SWE) is accepting applications from high school musicians for the Paul M. Erwin Music Scholarship. Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, March 1. The $500 scholarship can be used to support musical endeavors, including: music camp, new instrument/equipment, lessons, tuition, etc. Students must reside in York County, Maine, Rockingham or Strafford County, N.H., or Essex County, Massachusetts. To learn more or apply for the scholarship, visit Scholarship Application.

Paul M. Erwin (1966-2014) was a talented composer, arranger, and musician. He premiered over 200 arrangements/original works in his short lifetime. He was a vital part of the New Hampshire seacoast music community and served as conductor of SWE from 1993-2006.

Courtesy photo Former SWE Conductor Paul M. Erwin (1966-2014).

SWE, established in 1984, is a 50-piece concert band, based out of Exeter, N.H. Comprised of musicians from all professional occupations and trades, SWE performs annually throughout New Hampshire, Maine and northern Massachusetts.

Today, SWE performs under the direction of Artistic Director/Conductor Dr. Mark Stickney, who is Director of Bands at Plymouth State University, as well as Assistant Conductor Jonathan Roth, who is Music Director of the Shapleigh School in Kittery, Maine.”


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