Since 1986, The Freese Brothers Big Band has presented scholarship awards totaling nearly $60,000 to enable over 100 talented high school musicians to enhance their musical skills. The Band has awarded scholarships to young musicians from many communities in New Hampshire, including, Alton, Boscawen, Bow, Chichester, Concord, Loudon, Manchester, and Pittsfield.
Our scholarships are awarded to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Our winners return their high schools to share what they have learned with their classmates, and to help improve their school and community music programs. They also let us know about their experiences at the summer programs they attended.
The Scholarship Fund is supported by a portion of our performance fees and by tax deductible contributions from the public. A significant portion of the Scholarship Fund is managed by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. We invite you to support young musicians in the area with your own contribution. If you would like to do so, please contact the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation at 225-6641.