Becker/Gambles Music Fund - The South Country Education Foundation, Inc.




BECKER/GAMBLES MUSIC FUND
SCEF


South Country Summer Music Program, August 6th-10th, 2018

Summer Music Program

The Becker/Gambles Committee of the South Country Education Foundation is once again pleased to offer the South Country Summer Music program to the students of South Country Schools. The Summer Music Program is open to all band and orchestra students entering grades 5 thru 9 who are residents of the South Country Central School District. Participants should be proficient at performing NYSSMA Level 1 literature.

The Summer Program is a week-long intensive program, in a relaxed environment, designed to give band and orchestra students the opportunity to perform on their instrument in an ensemble setting. The schedule will be as follows:

- 9:00-10:15 Band/Orchestra Rehearsal
- 10:15-10:30 Break
- 10:30-11:30 Irish Step Dancing
- 11:30-12:00 Snack Break
- 12:00-1:00 Combined Rehearsal

All rehearsals will held at Bellport High School August 6-10, 2018 (the week immediately following the Students 4 Art Program), 9:00am-1:00pm with a culminating concert performance Friday, August 10, 2018 at 6:00pm.

The cost for the entire week-long program is $175 per student. Checks should be made payable to SCEF, Inc.

Click here to download the Program Application.


From more information, contact Jim Uzzi at southcountrysummermusic@gmail.com or call 631-730-1622.

 



Founded using a monetary grant from former Superintendent of Schools Arthur Becker and continuing the efforts begun by community leader Mary Gambles, the Becker/Gambles Music Fund supports music education in the South Country School District. To this end, the fund administers a scholarship program, produces an annual concert series, and provides master classes in the schools. The fund also promotes the donations of musical instruments to the school district.

Scholarship Program

The fund raises money to provide scholarships for music study to deserving students from the 4th through 11th grades. Intermediate and middle school students may be able to continue music lessons during the summer months and high school students to enroll in summer workshops, to participate in youth ensembles and to attend music camps.

Concert Series

Each year the Becker/Gambles Music Fund presents concerts in the community. The concerts range from popular to jazz to classical. Groups have included string quartets, jazz ensembles, a cappella choirs as well as performances by individual vocalists and instrumentalists.

Master Classes

As part of the mission to support music education, the fund sponsors master classes in our schools. Over the years, advanced students from SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Fredonia and Tufts University have worked with our students. Additionally, for the past five years, the members of the world renowned Daedalus Quartet have worked with our orchestra students. This collaboration is especially meaningful as three of the quartet members are alumni of our schools. In these classes our music students work with the visiting musicians to improve their abilities. Personal contact with these musicians is inspirational to the students.

Musical Instrument Donation Program

If you have a clarinet, flute, violin, piano or any musical instrument that is not being used, please consider donating it for use in our schools. All instruments are evaluated, repaired if necessary and are put to good use in our excellent music programs.

Donate to the Becker/Gambles Music Fund

The work of the fund cannot go on without the generosity of members of our community. If you would like to support the fund, please send your donation made out to “South Country Education Foundation” (with “Becker/Gambles Music Fund” on the memo line) to:

SCEF
PO Box 512
Bellport, NY 11713

 

Thank you for your support,

THE BECKER/GAMBLES MUSIC FUND

Chantal Berman Rev. Tom Philipp
Deb Birnbaum Dava Stravinsky
Nancy Marr Jim Uzzi

 

 

 

 

 


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