About the Fund
Established in 2017 by the Pioneer Band Association, the Nancy Waring Scholarship Fund provides musical enrichment and funds music camp experiences for students who are participating in Pioneer's Band Program. The fund honors Nancy Waring's distinguished 24 year tenure as Associate Director of Bands at Pioneer High School.
This scholarship is based on financial need and is open to any current band student in 9th-12th grade, though preference will be given to a student who started off in Varsity Band, the band and students with whom Ms. Waring worked closely. The scholarship is to further musical growth through programs such as Blue Lake, Blue Lake International, Interlochen, MPulse, music lessons, etc. The due date for this scholarship is 3/31 of each year.
The Pioneer Band Association must raise the $25,000 of funds for this endowment scholarship before money will be made available for dispersal.
About Nancy Waring
Ms. Nancy Waring worked diligently with the Pioneer Bands for twenty-four years. For seven years she was also Associate Director of the Pioneer Orchestras, plus developed the content and taught the Music Technology class for fourteen years. She contributed to all of the eight Grammy recognitions bestowed on our Pioneer Music Department. She is proud to have encouraged involvement of thousands of students of all abilities in our internationally recognized music program.
As a high school student, Ms. Waring received a scholarship to tour Europe for five weeks with Musical Youth International. She would not have been able to participate in this life changing opportunity without scholarship help. It is her hope that this scholarship pays it forward to a deserving Pioneer Band student who might not have the same chance that she was given.