The Lima Area Concert Band has awarded its annual Woolley Scholarship to Noah Phillips from Lima Senior High School. Noah won the competition with a nearly flawless performance of Aram Khachaturian’s Toccata for Piano. Noah will be attending Berklee School of Music in the fall. He is the oldest child of Michael and Amy Phillips. Michael is the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Amy is the Choral Director of Lima Senior High School. Noah also plays horn in Lima Senior Bands and sings in the choir as well. He began playing piano when he was 5 years old and has studied with Jeannine Zwiebel and Mary Lu Anthony and is currently with Elesha Wey. Congratulations, Noah!
We, the members of the Lima Area Concert Band, have continued to utilize and enjoy what was begun early in life, on the day a musical instrument was first placed in our hands. What was introduced by a music teacher, supported by family members, and developed by a band director, has provided us with a valuable gift that has stood the test of time.
As you prepare to graduate, we want to encourage you to transition into your college experience with instrument in hand. You do not have to be a Music Major to benefit from, and to enjoy, what you have already accomplished on your instrument. Each year, in a small effort to “pay it forward”, we offer a $1,000.00 scholarship to a college freshman who plans to continue playing their instrument in college.
The 2021 auditions will be digital, not in person. We ask you to fill out this form by April 15, 2021 and then send a video and photocopy of your audition piece by May 1, 2021.
Your information will then be forwarded to our LACB Scholarship Chairperson, Lucy Altstaetter.