A scholarship endowment fund established in 2002 honors the career of Robert Albritton as Director of Bands at Pioneer High School from 1982 to 2002. This is a merit-based scholarship intended to enrich both the recipient and the Pioneer Band program at large. The award is to be used for a recognized band program outside of the PHS program (e.g., Blue Lake, Interlochen, Tanglewood, New England Music Camp, etc). The recipient’s record shows clearly that he or she:

  • Regularly participates in band performance, social and fundraising activities
  • Demonstrates a desire to improve as a musician and contribute to ensemble performance
  • Will be continuing in the Pioneer Bands program for at least one more school year following the outside program experience

To apply for the scholarship, please download the APPLICATION, fill it out, and submit it to Mr. Leach by March 31.

We are proud of our past winners of the Robert S. Albritton Scholarship Award: 

Year

 

Name & Instrument

 

Program attended

 2016

 

Levi Boylan, Trombone

 

 Interlochen

 2015

 

Jonathan Lynn, Alto Saxophone

 

 Interlochen

2014

 

Marisa Leach, oboe

 

U-M MPulse Oboe Institute

2013

Halley Bass, trombone

U-M MPulse Trombone Institute

Anna Hayman, oboe

U-M MPulse Oboe Institute

2012

 

Henry Pakela, trombone

 

U-M MPulse Trombone Institute

2011

 

Rennie Cotner, French horn

 

New England Music Camp

2010

 

Julia Pakela, clarinet

 

U-M MPulse Clarinet Institute

2009

 

Michael Sullivant, bass clarinet

 

Interlochen All-State

2008

 

Adam Graves, tuba

 

Interlochen All-State

2007

 

Samu Rast, french horn

 

Interlochen

2006

 

Lauren Stout, trumpet

 

Grand Valley State University Trumpet Seminar

2005

 

Mackenzie Slottow, flute

 

National Music Camp

2004

 

Kyle Wagner, trumpet

 

Interlochen All-State

2003

 

Laura Kuipers, flute

 

National Music Camp