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posted: 4/4/2013 3:41 PM

Spring Valley band to award middle school scholarships

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The Spring Valley Concert Band will present their first Middle School Scholarship Awards during their Spring Concert this Sunday in Schaumburg.

The awards competition was open to all band musician/students in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, and first, second and third Prizes of $200, $100 and $50, respectively, will be presented Sunday.

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"The response to our first scholarship program was wonderful" said Paula Waterman, Spring Valley Concert Band president. "We worked with the band directors in each school to have a recorded audition performance submitted to us. Over 60 students submitted recordings."

From that group the top 25 student musicians were invited to rehearse and will join the Spring Valley Concert Band on stage Sunday to jointly perform "Pirates of The Caribbean," a medley of music from the popular Disney movies.

"This is a challenging process for these middle school students," Spring Valley Vice President David Bryan said. "We had the top ten students come in on a recent Sunday afternoon and audition live to our scholarship committee. The whole process took commitment from the students, teachers and parents."

The band's Spring Concert, featuring musical selections of "Water Music," will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Prairie Center for the Arts, at 201 Schaumburg Court, in Schaumburg. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free.

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