The Handshue Lesson Scholarship was established in 2015 as a way to honor the dedication of Dave and Carol Handshue. The pair served on the band staff within Hilliard City Schools for over 20 years, giving tirelessly of their time and energy to help build the outstanding program that we all enjoy today. They were both passionate about private lessons and provided affordable lessons to interested students for years.
This year, we will once again be offering 30 scholarships (10 per school) to students who we feel are deserving based upon an application process, input from respective teachers, and financial need. There will be a scholarship panel assembled, comprised of mainly Music Booster Officers and a director representative, that will be responsible for choosing the most deserving candidates. Each winner will receive funding for 6 months of lessons. All students are encouraged to use apply.
We will be accepting applications through Friday, November 15th. We ask that every student who is interested be integral in completing this application. Winners will be announced at the Faculty Benefit Concert on Tuesday, December 3rd in the Davidson PAC. If you are interested in this scholarship, please use the following link to apply.
As part of this program and in efforts to raise funds for this year’s scholarships, the staff at all 3 schools, along with some other fun guests, will be hosting the 3rd Annual Handshue Scholarship Faculty Benefit Concert. We invite students, families, and friends from our attendance area and throughout Hilliard to come and enjoy an evening of fun music making by your music teachers. There will be classical solos, fun sing-a-long duets, and a grand finale Rock Band set performed by various teachers as well as other surprise guests.
This concert will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm in the Davidson PAC where the winners of the scholarship will also be announced. Admittance will be $5 for adults and students (cash, check, and card accepted), children 10 and under will get in free. Again, we invite anyone and everyone to attend.
We could not do what we do without the help of every family and support system within this community. You all make this endeavor happen and you do so with such generosity and kindness. Thanks to everyone for your time and effort, but most importantly for continuing to inspire and encourage the performing arts here in Hilliard.
We had a fantastic day canvassing Hilliard on Saturday, August 24th. So many community members showed tremendous generosity and support of our program. Thanks to everyone that helped drive our students, organize the event, and feed our team after all was said and done. We have an amazing group of student and parents always do an outstanding job.
If you want to contribute to the band program, you still can! Use the following link to donate online:
Now that we are into the school year, please remember that practice is everyday Monday- Thursday after school from 3-5pm. If you have an issue with attending all or part of a rehearsal, please be sure to communicate this to Mr. Shultz PRIOR to the absence. As always, bring water and your best attitude to rehearsal. It may also be wise to bring a snack for after school as many students eat lunch before 11am. Thanks.
Please also see our Calendar of Events to make sure you know what is coming up on the horizon. We work hard to get everything we can possibly think of posted on that calendar. With that said, please reach out if you find something we have missed or incorrectly publicized- we would LOVE to know about those items so we can all stay accurately informed.
There are several ways that you can stay informed of the events, details, and essential information related to the marching band. Please visit the following locations to get the most updated information NOW!
Abigail Davoll, Karina Winer, and Katie Wollard; Field Commanders
Anna Fisher, Band President
Joel Laudo, Band Vice-President
Reegyn Ripley, Band Secretary
Logan Pazzelli, Band Freshmen Representative
How to make an Online Donation
To make a credit card donation online, follow the instructions below using the link to the Davidson Music Boosters’ Charms Office Assistant Website:
The remainder of the process if just like any other online payment transaction. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation from PayPal. If you have any questions or problems with the online donation process, please email Angie Andujar of the Hilliard Davidson Music Boosters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Calendar of Events has been updated with the events for the remainder of the year and some of the dates for next fall. Please take a moment to mark your calendars and come support the band. Also, please check back frequently as we will continue to make this calendar as comprehensive as we can. Events such as all our Concert Band concerts, Booster Meetings, and other band related activities will be updated as that information becomes known.
Pictured left to right: Rachel Jakes, Kyle Qain