Instrumental Student Scholarships

The West Michigan Concert Winds and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County are proud to offer a variety of scholarships to middle and high school students. Instrumental players living and attending schools in Muskegon County in grades 6-8 and grade 12 are eligible.

Scholarship Requirement Information

High School
High School Seniors, who attend a HS in Muskegon County planning to study music at the college/university level are eligible for one of the several grants which may be distributed on a one-time or multi-year basis.

Middle School
Middle school scholarships are subsidies for those wishing to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan.

Audition Requirements – Band or Orchestra Students

This year there will be both types of Auditions, a virtual or an in person. High School seniors should prepare a solo of several minutes with accompaniment, if possible.

High School 12th grade ONLY - prepared Solo with accompaniment, if possible.

Middle School (6th - 8th)No Audition is required – however you MUST have a letter of recommendation from your band director submitted with your application.

Application & Deadline

Please download and fill out the Scholarship Application Form  and submit your video by March 1st, 2023. Please email it to:

High School - In Person Auditions will be March 9th and 16th, 2023. At Muskegon Community College at the Music Building in Suite 1210.  Please first email your Scholarship Application Form to and you will be contacted to set up an audition date and time.

2023 Auditions Awards

HS Seniors (from a Muskegon County HS only) that will be going into Music

  • There is up to $5500 in scholarships available this year - 2023


  • 2-$250 MS Scholarships to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp


Please download and fill out the Scholarship Application Form by March 1, 2023 and e-mail or mail to:


Scholarship Auditions
15310 Oak Point Dr.
Spring Lake, MI 49456


If you have any questions, please contact:

Gail A, Brechting
Conductor/Music Director
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Scholarships are provided By

West Michigan Concert WINDS & The Darrell H. and Rosaline M. Smith Fund, and the John L. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

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