Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend scholarship deadline extended

We have posted previously about some faculty changes for this year’s Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, and about the scholarship program for young bluegrass pickers. The instructor shakeups have caused a delay in printing and mailing the RBW brochure, and the deadline for scholarship applications has been extended as a result.

Young pickers aged 13-24 have until September 15 to submit an application, which covers tuition at the 3 day workshop weekend, plus food and accommodations. A travel allowance is also available for scholarship recipients who live some distance from the event, held in Roanoke, VA November 10-12.

The scholarship is funded by an annual raffle for a professional quality instrument donated by Gibson. This year’s drawing is for a new RB-250 banjo. RBW and Gibson urge everyone to consider supporting the scholarship fund by purchasing a raffle ticket. Who knows – you could end up with a brand new banjo!

Full application details can be found on the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend site.

Previous posts on RBW ’06:

Michael Cleveland joins RBW faculty
Charlie Cushman joins Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend faculty
Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend ’06

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.