SCBF Traveling Scholarship Award

This award is made to band directors who have achieved three consecutive GOLD PLUS AWARDS in the SCBF National Finals with the same band.

One additional requirement for band directors eligible for this scholarship is that in year three they conduct one of their scores from memory at SCBF Finals.

The award will cover the Mid West Conference fee, return air fare and a contribution towards hotel costs.

Only one award will be made in any one year. In a case where two directors achieve the above criteria in the same year, the award will be made in alphabetical order by surname.

In return, band directors who achieve this scholarship will be asked to participate in a filmed interview (which will subsequently appear on the SCBF website), in which they recommend and talk about the best repertoire at each level, and about the whole Mid West Clinic experience.

Click on this link to view a short information video on the Mid West Clinic.

Mid West Clinic

The 70th Annual Conference - December 14-17, 2016


Midwest Clinic

McCormick Place West
2301 S. Indiana Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60616

March 2014

Alan MacDonald, Musical Director of Aberdeen Grammar School Senior Concert Band wins the first SCBF Travelling Scholarship to the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago in December. Congtratulations on three consecutive outstanding performances in the SCBF National Finals!

Nigel Durno presents Alan MacDonald with his Scholarship Award