BRBB Annual Senior Scholarship Awards

BRBB Scholarships
The Big Red Band Boosters, Inc., annually presents two awards to qualified seniors who are active members of the Big Red Marching Band. The awards are to honor and demonstrate appreciation for significant contributions to the Big Red Marching Band. Each recipient is awarded $500.00 to further her or his education.

Application deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
Traditionally, recipients are announced at the SAHS Senior Awards ceremony in early June. Due to the school closure, the announcement date is TBD.

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Indoor Scholarships
Seniors participating in Encore or Forte can also apply for these scholarships:

Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Scholarship
Due by noon on April 1, 2020.

Tournament of Bands (TOB) / Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Chapter 2 Scholarship
Due by April 1, 2020.

2020 Senior Scholarship Recipients

2020 BRBB Senior Scholarships:
Lauren McCouch and Cassie Rodrique

2019 SAHS “Red” Winzer Instrumental Music Award:
Meg Cross

2020 TOB/TIA Chapter 2 Scholarship:
Gwen Kester

2020 Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Scholarship:
Gwen Kester and Lauren McCouch

2020 Abraham Poole Memorial Award
Valerie Miller

BRBB Scholarships: Application Process and Additional Information

Step 1: Complete and submit the Scholarship Application (it’s a Google Form). After you submit the application, you will receive a confirmation message from Google Forms. If you do not receive a confirmation within a day, contact the Scholarship Committee at

Step 2: Submit proof of acceptance or application by sending one of the following to the Scholarship Committee at
— a PDF copy of an acceptance letter to an accredited college, university, institute, or technical school
— proof that your application to an accredited school has been received

You will receive a confirmation message from the Scholarship Committee once your application is complete.

To be eligible, seniors must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Applicants must be active senior members of the Souderton Area High School Big Red Marching Band.
  • Applicants must have at least four years experience in the Marching Band.
  • Applicants must have participated in at least one of these groups in each of their four years of high school: —Concert Band or Symphonic Band —Lab Band or Jazz Band —Indoor Percussion or Winter Guard
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 as of the end of the first semester of their senior year.
  • As outlined in the BRBB bylaws, applicants must submit a formal application to the Awards Committee by the deadline.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of either application or acceptance to an accredited college, university, institute, or technical school: A copy of an acceptance letter or college application must be submitted with the BRBB Scholarship application.

Accuracy in completing the application is important. The application includes three short essay prompts, each of which must meet the word count requirements (100-250 words each).

The application must be submitted online and proof of college application/acceptance must be emailed by the application deadline. No application will be accepted after the deadline.

— This award is not based on financial need.
— If, in the opinion of the committee, there are no qualified applicants for the present year, the award will not be given.
— If, in the opinion of the committee, there is a tie, the available money will be equally divided among the award winners.