At a recent meeting of the Bowman Community Chorus Scholarship and Steering committee funds from the 2019 Christmas concert were distributed to local entities. Very generous free will offerings from the two concerts and generous donations from many area businesses and sales of DVDs of the concert makes this possible every year.
During it’s 60 plus years of Christmas concerts and various other performances of the Chorus has always had great support and it is with so much gratitude that the chorus is able to fund musical activities in our area.
The Chorus has always welcomed high school students from the three area schools and to support their music programs the chorus has given Bowman County High School, Scranton High School and Harding County High School music departments funding that they can use for music camp scholarships or whatever the needs hey have and to keep their departments going strong.
The Chorus also gave to the Bowman Lutheran Church for allowing us perform there for so many years. The Bowman Area Dollars for Scholars also received funding for their great help with the lunches following each performance. Also a big thank you the Bowman County High School for allowing us to rehearse there every year.
The Bowman Community Chorus has a music Scholarship available to graduates of Bowman County High School, Scranton High School and Harding County High School who are entering at least their sophomore year of college and enrolled in performing arts or music education programs.
Applicants should have a history of musical performance and community volunteerism. This scholarship is offered annually and can be up to $500 if funding is available. It is a onetime award and the chorus has been proud to award to three area students in the past years.
Guidance counselors in the three area schools have information and how to apply for it. Applications must be filled out and returned by April 1st of the current year.