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