2011 Spirit Of The Sound Scholarship Award
Shenandoah Sound is pleased to announce Carrie Sullivan is the recipient of the 2011 Spirit of the Sound Scholarship. An outstanding contra player, Carrie has been a member of Sound since 2009 and was a featured soloist in the 2011 show during “Slap That Bass” and in the 2010 show during “Nothing Like a Dame.” She has also represented Sound as a performer in the Individual and Ensemble (I & E) Competition at Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Finals.
Carrie is a senior at Osborn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia where she is active in marching and concert bands and the drama department both as an actor and behind the scenes as a member of the stage crew. A well-rounded student, Carrie has represented her school as a member of the Model United Nations, Forensics, Speech, and Debate Team, and the Vice-President of the Gay-Straight Alliance. She has also participated in District and Virginia State Honor Band, Prince William Community Band, and was the sousaphone soloist in the 2010 Macy’s Great American Marching Band in 2010 and was selected to participate again in 2011. Carrie also plays guitar and sings at local performance venues.
Beyond her musical and marching skills, Carrie has been a valuable member of the Corps demonstrating leadership, maturity, and professionalism on and off the field. She has been a valuable recruiter introducing new members to the activity and exemplifying the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie key to retaining them and making them part of the Sound family.
A principle Shenandoah Sound goal is to provide an opportunity for individuals to actively participate in music throughout their lives. To meet that goal Shenandoah Sound is offering the Spirit of the Sound Scholarship to promote personal and musical growth through performance in the drum corps activity.
The scholarship is presented to a member who is high school junior or senior or pursuing post-secondary education who demonstrates that music is a life-long activity through their inclusion of musical endeavors along with their role as a student and a well-rounded member of the community.
The scholarship, in the amount of $500.00, may be used for College Board testing (SAT or ACT), post-secondary education application or tuition, dues for Shenandoah Sound or a competitive junior corps.