Truckee High School bands announce tempo scholarships, receive Rotary grant |

Truckee High School bands announce tempo scholarships, receive Rotary grant

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Truckee High School Bands held their annual Awards Banquet and Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 2 at the Truckee High Auditorium. In addition to performing their usual high quality concert of both Symphonic and Jazz Band music, the students presented a series of awards for the band members.Highlighting the evening was the presentation of a $1,500 grant from Truckee Rotary Club to the band program in recognition of the hard work band students perform for Rotary at their Nevada County Fair annual ice cream sales. Rotaryandamp;#8217;s Dave Dunlap presented the check to outgoing Band President Lauryl Rudolph. Also announced last week were the scholarship grants presented by Truckee High Bandandamp;#8217;s booster organization, T.E.M.P.O. (Truckee Excellence in Music Parentandamp;#8217;s Organization). Scholarship recipients were awarded for their years of hard work in the music program, which included extra-curricular activities such as fundraising efforts and backstage technical skills and organization as well as overall musical proficiency. Receiving TEMPO scholarships of $250 each were Lauryl Rudolph (flute) and Eric Bolstad (trombone). Rudolph will be studying at California State University, Humboldt with Bolstad going to study Recording Arts at Cal State University, Chico. The seniors receiving the Jock Scowcroft Memorial Scholarships (for plans to continue in the music field in college) included Natalia Tomasello (flute and saxophone) and James Davison (trombone). Tomasello will be moving onto Cal State, Fresno and Davison is matriculating to Cal State, Chico, both planning to study Music Education.Other music-oriented awards for the graduating seniors at THS included a pair of scholarships from the Truckee-Tahoe Alliance for the Musical Arts. Natalia Tomasello and Holly Palmer both received grants of $750 each from this legacy fund. Eric Bolstad received the John Philip Souza Award; Natalia Tomasello, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award andamp; Bank of America Fine Arts Award); Lauryl Rudolph and James Davison, directors awards. TEMPO also recognized the dedication of Allen and Barbara Bolstad for many years of hard work as both president and treasurer, respectively, for the music program at THS. And finally, of course, recognition was given to Music Director Dave Green for another year of great education efforts on behalf of the Truckee High Music Department.andamp;#8212; Submitted to the Sun via e-mail to

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