The Eldorado Band Board offers an annual $500 scholarship toward the continuation of a student’s musical performance education. The award is offered each year to graduating seniors who have participated in the EHS Band program as a woodwind, brass, or percussion player. It is based upon availability of funding. Students wishing to apply must play an instrument, must have been accepted to a college or university and must be committed to furthering their musical performance education. The student must write a one-page essay (see below for specific instructions.)

Scholarship winners will be notified in the Spring; however, funds will not be released to the student until he/she has successfully completed the first music performance course in the student's college education. Students are required to present the Board with proof of completion such as a transcript or grade report on appropriate college/university letterhead.

Note: A music appreciation course does not qualify the awarded student for a release of funds.


Eligible students may present a scholarship application electronically or in hard copy to the Booster Board President. The submission deadline will be in April of 2022. Watch the weekly band program email for more information. The selection committee will be chosen by the Band Booster Executive Board.


  1. Include a cover page with name and contact information and college or university you’ll be attending

2. Write a one-page essay that addresses the following main topics:

  • Describe your plans to keep music an active part of your future, whether as a hobby or a career.

  • Write a concise narrative statement expressing your educational and career goals.

  • How has your experience in Eldorado's band program influenced your high school career AND how do you feel it will affect your future? (What instrument did you play; who mentored you as a musician; what life lessons have you learned that you take with you as you move forward in your career plans?)

  • What was your contribution to the band? Were you a role model, section leader or mentor?