Williamsburg Consort awarded Scholarship Funds to Williamsburg Music Club.

The Williamsburg Consort has been an exciting part of the cultural life of Williamsburg for the past 15 years. Annually, they have sponsored a week-long festival in September with master classes, school demonstrations and culminating in a 100-member symphonic band concert, with musicians from all over the United States. Their performances included Dixieland, Chamber Winds, patriotic music and movie sound tracks.
In addition to performances and member camaraderie, over their 15-year series, the Williamsburg Consort provided $40,000. in scholarship funds for college bound music majors.
Now that the Williamsburg Consort has played their last concert, they have voted to use their remaining funds to continue to provide music scholarships helping keep music alive for our students as they continue their educational endeavors on the college and university level.
Pictured are Darrell and Sally Craig, with checks for the Williamsburg Music Club. These checks will establish the Williamsburg Consort Scholarship, to be given each year to high school seniors, planning to continue their music studies at the college and university level.
The first Williamsburg Consort Scholarship was awarded to pianist Kasey Watkins, student of Alisa Bohon of Yorktown, during the 2018 Grants-in-Aid Auditions that were held in March 2018.

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