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 in grades 6-8 and grade 12 are eligible.

Scholarship Information & Audition Requirements

Middle School

  • 2 - $250 Middle School Scholarships to be used as subsidies to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. 

No audition required - however you MUST have a letter of recommendation from your band director, either in writing attached to the application, or have your band director contact Mrs. Brechting at 616-502-0554 to speak on your behalf.

Deadline for this is March 1st, 2022.

High School - Seniors ONLY

  • 1-$1000 grant for the next 4 years, equaling a total of $4000.
  • 1- $500 one-time grant

 High School Scholarship Requirements

  1. Must be a HS Senior
  2. Must live in and attend a HS in Muskegon County
  3. Must be planning to enroll in a college or university school of music

Virtual HS Auditions

Deadline for application and video performance/audition - Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Virtual Audition Requirements

  1. Recording of Solo with accompaniment - video preferred  
  2. Before you begin please state your name, school, title of piece
  3. Email this to:

Live/In-Person HS Auditions

  • Will be held at Muskegon Community College - Music Building - Suite/Room 1210
  • Deadline for Application: - Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Live/In Person HS Audition Dates

Please call or text Mrs. Brechting for a date and time - 616-502-0554. If leaving or texting a message, please state your name, instrument, school and preferred date.  She will contact you to make arrangements.

Thurs. March 10th - 4:00pm-5:30pm OR Thurs. March 17th - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

HS Audition material: Prepared Solo (if your solo has an accompaniment, please try to make arrangements for the accompanist to play at your audition)


Please download and fill out the Scholarship Application Form by March 1, 2022 and mail or electronically send 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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