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  1. FatesDivide.Com

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    Default College Scholarships for drumline?

    Do many colleges have scholarships for drumline/percussion? I'd like to at least apply for one, even though Im probably not the cream of the crop, it'd be something to shoot for.

    Im DL Captain, can play any-non keyboard percussion (working on changing that), have plenty of experience, and would like to further pursue marching percussion.

    I do a lot of other ensembles after Marching band season: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and im the #1 percussionist in each ensemble.

    I'm performing at Berkelee in Boston next saturday (Feb 11) at the HS Jazz Fest (non competing BOO).

    So, think theres any chance I can get some sort of scholarship? Any ideas on how to attract attention from colleges, if there is even a way?
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    I dont know how to attract attention...but a lot of colleges do offer scholarships.

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    yes they do...just go to the websites and poke around a bit....The University I am going to I know offers percussion scholarships (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Becuase their website specifically states audition dates to be considered for a scholarship. just try poking around see what you find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubby
    yes they do...just go to the websites and poke around a bit....The University I am going to I know offers percussion scholarships (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Becuase their website specifically states audition dates to be considered for a scholarship. just try poking around see what you find.


    But that may be for music majors... not for just drumline. You can recieve a scholorship for percussion if you're a music major but i dont know about drumline... usually not, but i could be wrong.
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    Yea, usually music scholarships are handed out to music majors only......I learned this when trying to apply for one. I thought maybe you could get one and be in the band.

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    University of Hawaii, give tuition scholorships. If you're really good, you could get a full tuition waiver. It's partial-full.

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    Don't expect a drumline scholarship, even if you are a music major. You can, however, expect drumline to be a requirement for a certain scholarship [i.e. you must participate in the college line to get your money] but don't expect it solely for the line.

    If you can't play keyboards, fix it quick or forget about being a percussion major. This may sound harsh, but I suppose that is because it is. If you can't play mallets, most major colleges won't even consider you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snizare
    Don't expect a drumline scholarship, even if you are a music major. You can, however, expect drumline to be a requirement for a certain scholarship [i.e. you must participate in the college line to get your money] but don't expect it solely for the line.

    If you can't play keyboards, fix it quick or forget about being a percussion major. This may sound harsh, but I suppose that is because it is. If you can't play mallets, most major colleges won't even consider you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UrinalCakeMiX
    I'm performing at Berkelee in Boston next saturday (Feb 11) at the HS Jazz Fest (non competing BOO).

    So, think theres any chance I can get some sort of scholarship? Any ideas on how to attract attention from colleges, if there is even a way?
    You could get a scholarship for your drum set playing while you're at Berklee. I received a scholarship from them earlier this week but it's not for Marching Percussion.

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    yeah...what they said.
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    I know in Colorado most of the major universities will pay you a little bit to be part of the marching band. Don't get me wrong, it's not much at all, but they don't require you to be a music major either. Just a thought.

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    Well, I dont know about a scholarship solely for drumline, Im interested in a Music MINOR, not a major.

    Where/How would I apply for a Scholarship while im at Berkelee?
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