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Neversí Band Scholarship Awards

Nevers' Band encourages music students to further their education through active participation in the band and by offering funds to pursue their music studies.

The Nevers' Band Award
This award is presented to a graduating Concord High School music student.

The Music Education Scholarship
Monies are available for student band members to further their music education.

The Paul T. Giles Music Fund
Tuba GIFThis scholarship is awarded to a current or perspective member of Nevers' Band in order to encourage music study or training that will promote the concept of concert band music.

For more information or application procedures,
Debbie Giles Lincoln,
Nevers' Second Regiment Band
or call 603-642-6623.

Paul T. Giles Educational Scholarship

Tracy CrainCongratulations to Tracey Crain, the winner of the 2013 Paul T. Giles Educatonal Scholarship. Tracey has been playing French Horn with Nevers for three years and is currently attending the University of New Hampshire as a music major. Tracey has played French Horn with the NH All State Orchestra, the NH All State Chamber Festival and the All New England Band festival. In 2012 she was chosen to participate in the All National Orchestra. The PTG Scholarship looks for local students who have consistant long term membership in the band and demonstrate their willingness and drive to improve their musicianship. Tracey is using her scholarship to continue her music and French Horn studies at UNH. Congratulations!

The Neversí Band Educational Scholarship

Neversí Band also offers a scholarship through the NH Charitable Foundation. We are pleased to award the Neversí Band Educational Fund Award to Cindy Velez and Dominic Belloir who are currently studying music education at Southern New Hampshire University. Through their involvement in Never's Band, they are becoming immersed in traditional band literature and strenghting their technical skills on their secondary instrument.

Cindy is no stranger to hard work and in addition to her piano studies and Music Education degree, she plays French Horn with Neversí Band, is the SNHU Music Department Manager and the President of the SNHU Collegiate chapter of National Association for Music Educators. Cindy has many private piano students, is the pianist for the SNHU Jazz Combo, is a substitute music teacher in Manchester, the librarian for the SNHU Wind Ensemble, sings in the SNHU Choir, and plays flute and French Horn in the Epsom Band and the Manchester Community Band.

Dom plays bassoon with Neversí Band but began his musical journey with the violin. He is also an accomplished cellist and has participated in many string competions and NH American String Teachers Association Festivals. Dom is the recipient of the 2012 National School Orchestra Award. Dom volunteers his time as a West High School music supporter and bassoon tutor. In addition to playing with Neversí band he also plays in the Epsom, Windham, Merrimack and Manchester Community School Bands.

General Information on Nevers' Band

Nevers' Second Regiment Band is the Capital City's professional community band, dedicated to bringing an annual series of summer concerts to the greater Concord area. Having Links to the Civil War, it is the oldest continuing musical organization in the state and one of the oldest bands in America. Though originally a 24-member, nearly all-brass band, typical of mid-19th century ensembles, it has evolved since into a slightly larger organization of expanded modern military band instrumentation. Its compound name derives from its late 19th century affiliation with the Second Regiment of the New Hampshire National Guard until 1898, and its direction for more than a half century by Claremont cornetist Arthur Nevers from 1884 to 1940.

Our repertoire ranges widely from the Civil War tunes played during the band's early years, to the favorite marches and novelty numbers from the turn of the century's golden age of bands, to more current show tune arrangements and classics of the serious wind ensemble repertoire. Weekly rehearsals occur on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Concord High School band room during the concert season. The summer concert series starts in June and concludes in August with locations in Concord and surrounding communities. Visit our Schedule page for locations and times.

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