Scholarship Update - 2017

 

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Scholarship Recipients
Advanced - 2016


 

Scholarship Thank You Letters to Alumni & Friends of Arrowbear

We ask each scholarship recipient to write a thank you letter to the donors who gave funds to help them attend a summer music camp. Below are some of the thank you letters we received from the young musicians who will attend Arrowbear this year through our scholarship program. Their appreciation and excitement reveals the impact your generosity has on their lives.


Thank you so much for the generous scholarship! I am so excited to go to Arrowbear again! Arrowbear was one of the best experiences of my life, and I’m so excited to go experience it again with a more mature approach. I learned so much and progressed so much as a person last time I went, yet I still like climbing on Happy Gap and singing all the songs around the campfire. I hope I progress even MORE this year and stop being second tuba in band next year. I thank you again for your very generous scholarship, and I am very excited to experience Arrowbear for the second time through a whole new set of eyes. Thank you!


Thank you, thank you, thank you for sponsoring this scholarship! I can’t even begin to express how much it means to me to have the opportunity to go back to music camp this summer. Music has always been a big part of my life, and lately it’s grown into a true passion. Arrowbear Music Camp is a place where I can express that passion and meet people who share it. I was devastated when I thought I couldn’t go, but now, thanks to you, I can. I hope you realize that you are making my dream come true. Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!


I am so grateful that you have chosen me to receive this scholarship for music camp. I would also like to take a moment to thank the Alumni and Arrowbear friends for this amazing opportunity. It has always been my dream to attend music camp. Since I was 2 I have been wanting to play the violin, but have started to finally play at the age of 10. Since then I have been reaching my goals to become a better violinist. I have started my studying to be a conductor in early March and at the age of 12 I hope to follow this path to success all the way till the end.


I thank you for granting me the scholarship. Arrowbear Music Camp is the first music camp I have ever applied to. I have received many good reviews about this camp; and I decided that this was the perfect camp for me. I am entirely grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and I won’t let it go to waste. I am excited for the camp, especially for the experience provided for me. I have never been gone from my family for more than a week, so Arrowbear is the perfect starting point for me. With this accomplishment, my confidence grew, knowing that if I put my mind on something, I could accomplish it. This scholarship is not just for the money, it is that acceptance that was priceless. No money in the world could buy the happiness I felt when I was accepted. I thank you once more for this wonderful opportunity.


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Scholarship Recipients
Intermediate II - 2016


Scholarships - 2017

We received 67 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are excited to announce that we awarded $53,815 in scholarships to 58 students for the 2017 summer. Congratulations to them all!

Morey’s Music Store Scholarship       Howard and Joyce Schinnerer Scholarship  
Cecilia Frankenfeld violin Long Beach   Adin Choung violin Cerritos
David L. Schechter Scholarship            
Daniel Garcia French horn Long Beach   Stacy and Kelly Burcham Scholarship  
Lia Mimun alto sax Yorba Linda   Emmy Edwards-McConchie flute Lakewood
           
Brian C Reynolds Scholarship       Choral Scholarships    
Catherine Harrison string bass Oceanside   Will Frankenfeld baritone Long Beach
      High School Scholarships    
Robert Simmergren Scholarship       Omeed Almassi cello Los Angeles
Amber Lauritsen violin Santa Barbara   Ian Freed French horn Long Beach
      Jared Grace percussion Los Angeles
Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship     Marina Francis viola Monterey Park
Zoe Perez violin Santa Barbara   Deborah Harrison cello Oceanside
Robert Collins Scholarship       Zephania Hartojo viola San Gabriel
Jessica Whitten alto Westminster   Helen Ho violin Long Beach
      Valerie Hoffman clarinet Long Beach
Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship     Amy Lam violin Artesia
Mikayla Hartigan violin San Clemente   Lexi Makura violin Long Beach
Kerry Walther viola Carlsbad   Masoud McLeod percussion Upland
      Jessica Orea viola Vista
Weber-Lucille Scholarship       Victor Orea violin Vista
Ashley Gutierrez-Almarez flute Baldwin Park   Maya Passmore clarinet Long Beach
Jesse Oda percussion Long Beach   Wyatt Rich cello Henderson, NV
Noah Quessenberry oboe San Diego   Kamdyn Smith violin Carlsbad
Raye Fairchild Scholarship       Brian Velasco violin Vista
Ariana Revis violin Las Vegas, NV   Isabella Yuan violin Irvine
      Middle School Scholarships     
Walter Norwick Scholarship       Kylee Barry violin Chino Hills
Tiffany Mo baritone Baldwin Park   Jorge Espinoza clarinet Baldwin Park
      Vera Fang violin Los Angeles
Loren & June Collins Scholarship     Jeff Kang violin Brea
Aidan Parmeter Dyer percussion Long Beach   Timmy Lei clarinet Baldwin Park
      Carson McKeown bassoon Long Beach
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship       Jaime-Lee Meintjes tuba Long Beach
Elizabeth Matos flute Long Beach   Stella Melissa violin Big Bear City
Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship     Dina Miranda violin Long Beach
Aly Edwards flute Long Beach   Juliana Molina clarinet Baldwin Park
      Annika Park cello La Palma
Suzanne Renee Fluchere Scholarship     Allison Suarez violin Escondido
Isaac Suarez violin Escondido   Mariana Rodriguez cello Santa Barbara
string bass Long Beach   Indiana Rubino violin Chatsworth
Jazz Scholarships       Alex Unger viola Porter Ranch
Sienna George string bass Long Beach   Christopher Velasco violin Vista
      Noe Velasco baritone Baldwin Park

Scholarship Update - 2016

 

Since the last Reunion in 2011, we have given out $188,246 in scholarships to 293 young musicians including $48,457 to 55 recipients this summer. All of the funds are donations from friends and alumni of Arrowbear. Below are some of the thank you letters we received from young musicians who attended Arrowbear this year through our scholarship.


Thank you so much for granting me another chance to continue my Arrowbear memories! It’s been a long time since I was able to see a mountain sunset and enjoy Mexican lasagna with my friends, or relax near the campfire, engulfed in the spirit of Arrowbear. I wouldn’t have been able to experience that without your support. I spent a week in May obsessing over my mailbox, hopeful of seeing a letter from the Music Associates of Arrowbear. You can’t imagine the amount of joy I felt when I read the letter. The thought of playing my violin up there again helped me push through the struggle of the last month of school. I will greatly improve my musical abilities along with continue and make new experiences. Thank you so much!


Thank you so much! What you’ve done for me is absolutely amazing and I am so thankful for the opportunity to return to Arrowbear for the fourth year in a row! Each year it becomes a more enjoyable experience and from each session I take away something new. I’ve made so many new friends, met many wonderful counselors, and have learned so much from the conductors each summer. There are no words to describe how happy I am to be attending it again! I even have a whiteboard in my room where each day I write down how many more days until I go to Arrowbear (50 days from now!) Once again I want to thank you so much for your extremely generous gift, without which I would not have been able to attend.


Thank you so much for giving me the scholarship! It’s amazing that I get to go to Arrowbear and have a more extensive, professional teacher, and also have the sleepaway camp experience. I absolutely love playing tuba because I stand out with an instrument that is bigger than me, and the loud, low sounds it makes. I have set myself new goals many times, and now I am challenging myself with sixteenth notes. I am currently in beginning band, but I am trying out for advanced, confident that a summer of practice and Arrowbear will make me ready for it.


Thank you so much for letting me go and giving me a scholarship for going to Arrowbear. When I opened the letter and started reading it my eyes nearly popped out of my head! Thank you soooooo much!



I would like to thank you dearly for the scholarship you have provided me. It allows me to go to the camp where I have made friends that will last me a lifetime, given me memories that will last in my heart forever, and where I have gained extra music skills over the years. Most people think that providing a scholarship is just helping someone achieve one thing – but no, it is much, much more than that! It is helping someone in life. I believe that by giving me this scholarship to this amazing camp, you are also helping me be my best in music at school, which will help get me into a better college, which will give me a higher rate of being successful in life. See what you are doing? You are changing people’s lives! My hope is to someday work for a philharmonic orchestra. For now though, I enjoy every minute of my time in the woods at Arrowbear, and I can’t wait for Advanced Session to start!


Scholarships - 2016

We received 69 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are excited to announce that we awarded $48,597 in scholarships to 55 students for the 2016 summer. Congratulations to them all!

Morey’s Music Store Scholarship       Janet Tuttle Cavadini Scholarship    
Zoe Jastermsky violin Irvine   Kylee Barry violin Chino Hills
Omeed Almassi cello Los Angeles        
      High School Scholarships    
David Schechter Scholarship       Brian Delgado viola Vista
Daniel Garcia French horn Long Beach   Liam Drew violin Oceanside
Ian Freed French horn Long Beach   Alexandra Edwards flute Long Beach
      Marina Francis viola Monterey Park
Robert Simmergren Scholarship       Miguel Garcia percussion Vista
Irene Bernhardt cello Lakewood   Zephania Hartojo viola San Gabriel
      Helen Ho violin Long Beach
Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship     Autumn Johnson cello Long Beach
Kloie Humes bassoon Kanarraville, UT   Evan Jastermsky violin Irvine
      Eddie Oliver percussion Long Beach
Robert Collins Scholarship       Alex Matos trumpet Long Beach
Kevin Truong violin             Long Beach    Maya Passmore clarinet Long Beach
      Ariana Revis violin Las Vegas, NV
Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship       Kelly Truong cello Long Beach
Tiffany Mo baritone Baldwin Park   Brian Velasco violin Vista
Noah Quessenberry oboe San Diego   Brontë Vlashi violin Chatsworth
      Julia Yuan violin Irvine
Weber-Lucille Scholarship            
Lauren Orozco baritone Baldwin Park   Jazz Scholarships    
James Meintjes tuba Long Beach   Emily Edwards-McConchie flute Lakewood
Logan Quessenberry tuba San Diego        
      Choral Scholarships    
Raye Fairchild Scholarship       No choral applicants this year.    
Zoe Perez violin Santa Barbara        
      Middle School Scholarships    
Walter Norwick Scholarship       Anais Cervantes trumpet Baldwin Park
Valerie Hoffman clarinet Long Beach   Jorge Espinoza clarinet Baldwin Park
      Vera Fang violin Los Angeles
Loren & June Collins Scholarship       Alexander Fried violin Sylmar
Nathan Gardenschwartz saxophone     Long Beach   Timmy Lei clarinet Baldwin Park
      Catherine Harrison string bass Oceanside
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship       Deborah Harrison cello Oceanside
Breonna Denger percussion Lakewood   Carlos Lindo tuba Baldwin Park
      Stella Melissa violin Big Bear City
Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship     Eunsang Park string bass Long Beach
Elizabeth Matos flute Long Beach   Richard Montanez percussion Baldwin Park
      Jaden Ramos percussion San Rafael
Suzanne Renee Fluchere Scholarship       Claire Swift violin Los Angeles
Skye Oyama viola Long Beach   Nicholas Tappin violin Carlsbad
Eric Park cello Cypress   Kerry Walther viola Carlsbad
        Isabella Yuan violin Irvine                  
Howard and Joyce Schinnerer Scholarship          
Cecilia Frankenfeld violin Long Beach        

Scholarship Thank You Letters - Fall 2015

We thought you might like to read a few more thank you letters and hear the recipients’ thoughts on receiving a scholarship. These letters are for all of you who have ever donated to the Scholarship Fund. You do make a difference.

Scholarship Recipients at Senior Session 2015

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Scholarship Recipients at the Intermediate 1 Session 2015

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Thank you for awarding me the Fred and Edna Ohlendorf scholarship. I am thankful that I got the scholarship because it means that I can do the things that I like to do. I like to play music, of course, but I also like to do other activities like climbing Happy Gap, playing volleyball, and ping pong. I will climb Happy Gap, play volleyball, and ping pong almost every day. Happy Gap is my favorite because I like to do bouldering. I hope that the music will be fast and fun. I also hope that there are more trombone players than just one. I have had slow music in the past, but it is not as fun as playing faster music. I am looking forward to some challenging music and new experiences.


I’ve been playing violin for 10 or so years and haven’t received any private lessons or instruction outside of public schooling. When the scholarship results came and I found out I had won the Fred and Edna Ohlendorf Scholarship, I was so excited. It really means so much to me that I’m able to attend music camp this summer. Nothing is more frustrating that having a passion for music, but feeling like everyone and everything in the world is working against you. It’s organizations like Arrowbear Music Associates and all of you generous benefactors that help people with that predicament. I want to thank you not only for the scholarship, but also for making the world a better place to live. I cannot place enough gravity on the good each and every one of you are doing. Musicians often have their dreams crushed by those who judge and it’s so amazing that you instead help make their dreams come true. Please keep doing what you’re doing—and again, thank you so much for allowing me this opportunity!


On behalf of my family and myself, it is truly an honor to be bestowed this scholarship, opening up prestige and opportunities for me to pursue my musical success. As I do take French at school, it would be appropriate to say something about music in French, something that impacts me and my playing: “La musique est la langue des émotions.” It translates to “Music is the language of emotions”, and this is what I strive to relay to the public and discern within myself. This scholarship has enabled me to go further in discovering and expressing the emotion through an autonomous, enjoyable language: music. The trust, funds, and love you (collectively) have for music and students’ success, including mine, is truly a blessing, and it is a pleasure to know that such people exist in this world. Thank you once again.


I am 14 years old and I’m attending Arrowbear Music Camp thanks to you. Thank you so much for the scholarship. It is a huge help. I am going to be a freshman in high school and that music is harder. I really appreciate you guys giving me a chance to improve my skills in something I love. I will improve my skills, learn new techniques, and be prepared for high school music. My friends went last year and they raved about how fun it was. Now I’m glad I decided to go – it’s a new and fun experience I want to have. I can’t explain how grateful I am.


I really appreciate the generous scholarship given to me. I was so excited to receive the gift. I went to Arrowbear for the first time last summer, and it was amazing. I can’t wait to go back to Arrowbear another time and experience it all again. Without the scholarship, I would have never been able to afford this camp. I will have a wonderful and exciting time just like I did last time. I know I will grow as a musician. I am looking forward to climbing Happy Gap again! Thank you so much.


I sincerely thank all of the people that gave me this generous scholarship to help me attend the Arrowbear Jazz/Improv Music Camp this summer. Without it I wouldn’t be able to go to the camp and I would lose a very valuable experience that greatly improves my jazz and improvisational playing abilities in music which I rely on for what I want my future career to be. At this camp I learn many things about how to play solos according to the chord structure and different techniques to help improve my playing abilities on the Bass Trombone even through Bass Trombone players don’t often get solos. In conclusion, I highly appreciate the helpful scholarship for me to attend this amazing camp.


Scholarships - 2015

We received 80 complete scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential, but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are excited to announce that once all of the paperwork was completed and one recipient had to decline, we awarded $41,091 to 52 individual deserving recipients plus a group of 20 applicants who are traveling to Arrowbear all the way from El Paso, Texas. Congratulations to them all!

Morey’s Music Store Scholarship       Janet Tuttle Cavadini Scholarship  
Catie Donoho violin Big Bear City   Blanca Sanchez violin El Paso Texas
Milan Perry violin Long Beach   High School Scholarships    
David L. Schechter Scholarship       Alex Dunn trumpet Long Beach
Ian Freed French horn Long Beach   Cecilia Frankenfeld violin Long Beach
Alex Matos trumpet Long Beach   Daniel Garcia French horn Long Beach
Robert Simmergren Scholarship       John-Carlos Guiterrez violin Lakewood
Kylee Barry violin Chino Hills   Kevin Kim cello Los Angeles
Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship       Esther Langer viola Bakersfield
Cybele Wong violin Long Beach    Bailey Oda violin Long Beach
Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship     Skye Oyama viola Long Beach
Alex Dunn trumpet Long Beach   Maya Passmore clarinet Long Beach
Robert Collins Scholarship       Haley Rich violin Henderson, NV
Vincent Loza tenor Garden Grove      Wyatt Rich cello Henderson, NV
Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship     Kevin Truong violin Long Beach
Alexandra Edwards flute Long Beach   Jazz Scholarships    
Sierra Raby trombone Long Beach   Trenton Balliger trombone Riverside
Webber –Lucille Scholarship       Emmy McConchie flute/sax Lakewood
James Gardner tenor sax Bakersfield   Ewan Scott trumpet Lakewood
Kloie Humes bassoon Kanarraville, UT Choral Scholarship    
Logan Quessenberry tuba San Diego   Calliope Quessenberry soprano San Diego
Raye Fairchild Scholarship       Intermediate Scholarships    
Omeed Almassi cello Los Angeles   Alex Bitters viola Las Vegas NV
Walter Norwick Scholarship       Jacob Boksenbaum trombone Granada Hills
Malik Karteron bass clarinet Long Beach   Rebecca Donoho violin Big Bear City
Loren & June Collins Scholarship       Xitlalli Garcia flute West Covina
Timmy Lei clarinet Baldwin Park   Christopher Hankey trombone Torrance
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship       Abigail Haun violin Long Beach
Mario Montes alto sax Baldwin Park   Helen Ho violin Long Beach
Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship      Lina Luong flute Santa Ana
Elizabeth Matos flute Long Beach   Enrique Martinez clarinet Baldwin Park
Fluchere Scholarship       Rory McRae percussion Fontana
Ana Melissa viola Big Bear City   Jessa Oda violin Long Beach
Sophia Rizzo cello Big Bear Lake Eric Park cello Cypress
Elementary Scholarships       Genevie Peña percussion Baldwin Park
Tocando Community Music Project 20 recipients El Paso, Texas Kerry Walther viola Carlsbad

Scholarship Thank You Letters - Spring 2015

The thank you letters have arrived from this year’s recipients. We thought you might like to read a few of them. Some notes are on simple lined notebook paper. Others are handmade cards and include drawings and colorful pictures. Sometimes the parents include their own thank you letters. Many are very touching and make it clear that the scholarship is deeply appreciated. We’ll publish more in the Fall Newsletter..


When my parents handed me the letter they said to guess what it was. I eagerly opened it and slowly read each word as if my life depended on them. Then my heart stopped. It said, “Congratulations!” I immediately jumped up and shouted with joy for a few seconds for me to calm down enough to read the rest. Thank you. You have helped me go back to one of the best places on the planet where everyone likes music and are friends in days. I’m happy, but sad, that I got this opportunity and scholarship since that means another music lover didn’t get a chance to go. So I’m going to try to help at least two kids in my life go to Arrowbear any way that I can.


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you SO much for giving me this scholarship!!! I cannot express how much this means to me and to my family! Even though my parents agreed to allow me to go to Arrowbear, I knew it would have depleted a lot of my family’s much needed money for food and other important things. You’ve encourage me to continue playing violin and given me a lot of self-confidence that I am good enough. Even if I can’t take lessons, you’ve told me that others do enjoy my playing. This is the first camp I’ve ever attended and I am so PUMPED! You guys are the absolute BEST of the BEST people in the world!!! The money you gave me will forever be treasured and the moment I received your letter will forever be replayed in my memory. I hope this letter can convey to you just even a part of how happy I am right now!!! This is one of the best things that has happened to me in my life. Thank you so so so so much.


Thank you very much for giving me this scholarship. When I found out that I got the scholarship, I literally screamed with excitement. I am excited that I am going to get this experience because of you. Thank you for being so graceful in giving me this scholarship.


Thank you so much for awarding me the Fred and Edna Ohlendorf Scholarship. Music is such an important part of my life, and Arrowbear is one of the ways I get to participate in music all year round. I always enjoy working with the talented musicians who attend Choral Session. I am so thankful for this scholarship as it is really the only way I am able to attend Arrowbear. Even though I am actively involved in choir at my school, there is nothing like the high-speed intensity of Choral Session. I feel like each time I attend Arrowbear, I grow exponentially as a musician.


Thank you so much for your donation to Arrowbear Music Camp. It’s so nice to know that there are people in this world that like to help people. Without this scholarship I wouldn’t have been able to go to Arrowbear. Thank you so much for letting me learn more music. I had so much fun last year, learned lots of songs to sing, and made lots of friends. Because of Arrowbear, my school life improved. I hope camp will make me an even better person. Thank you. I really appreciate you for doing what you do.


I cannot put into words how happy I am to receive your generosity towards me. This means a lot to me and my family. This is a great opportunity and I am very happy for this. When I got back from school, my mother told me that I got the scholarship and I was freaking out because I was so happy. I love playing the cello and the piano and it has become a friend of mine. I hope you know how much this means to me. I can go to Arrowbear with my friends. Thank you.


We are overwhelmed by your generous gift! Our son had his first music camp experience last summer – and it was the best thing that happened to him all year. What a transformation in just 10 days. His musicianship took a huge leap forward, but more importantly, he developed as a responsible young man, happy, helpful, cheerful, with many new friends. Thank you for making this opportunity possible for him!


Scholarship Thank You Letters - Fall 2014

We thought you might like to read a few more thank you letters and hear the recipients’ thoughts on receiving a scholarship. These letters are for all of you who have ever donated to the Scholarship Fund. You do make a difference.


I just wanted to thank you very much for giving me a scholarship to Arrowbear this year. It means so much to me and my family to be able to go up to Arrowbear Music Camp. Since my high school doesn’t really have much in the way of a music program, this is an incredible opportunity for me to get the chance to play with other musicians and teachers with the same dedication as me. Without this scholarship, my family would not have had the money to let me go to Arrowbear, so this is a tremendous gift. Without Arrowbear, I really wouldn’t have any musical activities this summer, and I believe that keeping music in my life is very important. Thank you for giving me this scholarship and allowing me this fantastic opportunity.


I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for your generosity. I appreciate it so much, as does my family, because I know money does not grow on trees. I know that if my mother was here today should would be practically on her knees thanking you. I mean, even I would be doing that. I could thank you a million times and I still feel as through that wouldn’t express how thankful I am. This scholarship that you are granting me is going to further me in my music career and help me become an even better musician. I plan on majoring in music when I go to college and also plan on being a performer as I grow older. Music means so much to me and to have someone help guide me through this makes me want to cry. Of course, boys don’t cry. I hope you find some comedy in that. I ‘m so grateful, and thank you. Again. And again. And a million times over.


I would like to say that I am so thankful for this opportunity. I have played the violin since 3rd grade (I am in 10th now) and it has slowly become my passion. Music has consumed my life in the best way possible, but because of financial difficulties I have not always been able to expand my experiences. This is the first time I will be going to a music camp, or any summer camp, for that matter, and I am very excited. I can’t wait to be immersed in music with people who love music just as much as I do, and I thank you for giving me that chance. I’m sure this experience will be something I will remember for the rest of my life, even though that sounds so cliché. But, as my music teacher says, clichés become clichés because they are true.


Thank you so much for this opportunity to go to Arrowbear. The excitement still hasn’t worn off. Especially because of the excitement reflected by the friends I made last year at Arrowbear. I am counting down the days until I leave for Arrowbear (It’s 41 by the way) and I want to start packing. I would not be able to go to Arrowbear without your help and I will be forever grateful for the memories you have given me. But it is not just memories you have given me either, you have also given me musical experience, lifetime friendships, and a musical oasis. Thank you. This means so much to me, so I will say it again. Thank You!


Thank you for sending me the scholarship. The scholarship will help me go to the camp that several of my classmates and friends have gone to over the last few years. I am very excited that I will be going to Arrowbear this summer especially since it will help me prepare for high school band next year. Thank you attain and I look forward to becoming an alumni of Arrowbear.


Last year you made possible the dream of my daughter. You made her happy, but you brought a little dread to me. I have never spent time away from her. It was really hard for me but when I saw her after camp she was so happy. She was glowing. She couldn’t stop talking about camp, how much she learned and the fabulous friends she made. She talked about Happy Gap and her counselor. She loved just being there. Thanks for this second opportunity. I realized that her being away from home give her confidence. She dreams of playing in an orchestra. It is surprising what ten days away from home can do. I just wanted you to know that your donations change lives. I truly thank you for your help. This camp changes lives. Now she aims higher and for kids in the areas where we live, life if hard. Thank you.


Scholarships - 2014

We received 70 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential, but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are excited to announce that once all of the paperwork was completed and six recipients decided to decline or attend other music camps, we awarded $32,585 to 53 deserving recipients.

Congratulations to them all!

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

Fluchere Scholarship

 

Alan Kerr string bass Long Beach   Aidan DeCure string bass Long Beach

David Schechter Scholarship

Danny Verespey cello Crestline
Oliver Hamuy trumpet Los Angeles   High School Scholarships  
Jared McMaster alto sax

Huntington Beach 

 

Elizabeth Bigham violin Long Beach

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Audrey Cameron violin Pasadena
Megan Martono violin Aliso Viejo   Phoebe Chu cello Los Angeles
     

 

Molly Haun flute Long Beach

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Claire Jiang violin Los Angeles
Lina Banda string bass Long Beach   Kevin Kim cello Los Angeles
Kevin Truong violin Long Beach   Esther Langer viola Pasadena

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Derek Matos trumpet Long Beach
Alex Dunn trumpet Long Beach   Sara Nemiro violin S. Pasadena

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Emily Rosenvold French horn Flagstaff, AZ
Milan Perry violin Long Beach   Mary Schlanger French horn Flagstaff, AZ

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Intermediate Scholarships    
Ian Freed French horn Long Beach   Oscar Carrillo  French horn Baldwin Park
Kelsie Bonilla clarinet Long Beach   Justin Elegino violin Cerritos
Webber –Lucille Scholarship     Isabelle Escarcega clarinet Baldwin Park
Christopher Hankey trombone Torrance   Ciera Garcia cello Wildomar
Russell Hankey tuba Torrance   Samantha Hampshire bass clarinet Flagstaff, AZ
Alexander Matos trumpet Long Beach   Abigail Haun violin Long Beach
Xochitl Solorzano flute Baldwin Park   Valerie Hoffman clarinet Long Beach
Raye Fairchild Scholarship 
Annelise Johnson violin Lakewood
Omeed Almassi cello Los Angeles   Autumn Johnson cello Long Beach
Walter Norwick Scholarship     Angely Mata violin Long Beach
James Williams  violin Signal Hill   Amy Lam violin Artesia
Loren & June Collins Scholarship     Ana Melissa viola Big Bear City
Enrique Martinez bass clarinet Baldwin Park   Sam Miller violin Long Beach
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship       Logan Quessenberry tuba San Diego
Colin Knizek bassoon Auberry Sophia Rizzo cello Big Bear City
Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship   Lance Scullin cello Running Springs
Elizabeth Matos flute Long Beach   Madeline Tully violin Long Beach
        Patrick Webb alto sax Walnut
      Jessica Zuniga violin Houston, TX

      Elementary Scholarships    
        Ruby Martin violin Long Beach
        Claire Lee Swift violin Los Angeles

Scholarship Thank You Letters - Spring 2014

The thank you letters have arrived from this year’s recipients. We thought you might like to read a few of them. Some notes are on simple lined notebook paper. Others are handmade cards and include drawings and colorful pictures. Sometimes the parents include their own thank you letters. Many are very touching and make it clear that the scholarship is deeply appreciated. We’ll publish more in the Fall Newsletter..

Thank you so much for this scholarship! I have been crossing my fingers ever since I sent my scholarship application. As soon as I opened my mailbox and saw this letter I began running to my house while in the process of ripping it. I basically did a whoop of joy as I saw it opened. Without this, my family would be able to afford this. How many people are this lucky to go to Arrowbear? Arrowbear was an amazing experience last year and I knew I had to go back (One reason was for the memories, jokes, and adventures and the second was for the Mexican lasagna). I remember all the scrapes and cuts I got from happy Gap, I remember the warmth of the campfire, and I remember all the friends I made. After I got this letter I started randomly singing songs from Arrowbear (Shooting Star was my favorite). I even pulled out my old Arrowbear music just for the heck of it and started playing it. Even as I’m typing this I feel so lucky to have people like you care for us and our memories. Without you, I would have never been able to come back to Arrowbear. Thank you so much. I’ll send you some Mexican lasagna ASAP when I get back.


I am 11 years old. I auditioned for this scholarship in March. I like playing the trombone because my dad plays it. I also play guitar. I am excited to go to Arrowbear this summer because I like the music that they play there. I am going to try to swim in the pool every day and play as well as I can. Thank you for supporting me by donating to the scholarship fund of Arrowbear Music Associates. I play at Seaside Elementary in Mrs. Wolff’s band.


Thank you so very much for the wonderful scholarship to Arrowbear! My heart was beating PRESTO when I received my letter! I was ASSAI happy! I CON BRIO told my family and they were very happy! I cannot wait to enjoy the NATURAL beauty of camp! I know Advanced 2014 will be far from FLAT!


Thank you so much for my scholarship. I am so excited for camp. Last year was such a great experience, and I am so glad I get to go again. I am hoping to see some friends from last year, and to also make some new friends. Playing music there was so fun and I enjoyed making such beautiful music last time and am so excited to find out what we will be playing this time!


Oh, my goodness! I have never been this excited in my life. Truthfully, I have also never been this stressed either! Those few weeks before my letter came, I was checking the mailbox every day (even if I knew it wasn’t going to be there) and shaking in my socks. The day I received my letter, I ran through my neighborhood telling all of my neighbors. You can believe I was ecstatic, more or less. As my friend Mary explained the schedule and activities, all I could imagine was the fun I was going to have, and the learning experience that would take place. I can only imagine what this camp will do for my playing skills, and I am thoroughly excited to walk in the first day of school and wow everyone with my musical abilities. I really would like to thank you guys for this scholarship! I truly hope that this July will be the best!!


Thank you so much for giving me such a generous scholarship to Arrowbear! I’m so excited to learn new music, play with other kids who enjoy music as much as I do, do all of the fun camp activities, and make new friends.

I know that I wouldn’t be going to this camp if it weren’t for you! I know that it is a privilege for me to be able to attend camp. I promise to behave and concentrate on my music and what is being taught by our instructors. I also promise to have a really awesome time at camp! Both my family and I thank you and really appreciate this opportunity! Have a wonderful summer; I know I will! :)


Scholarship Thank You Letters

We granted 59 scholarships this year, but 2 recipients declined to attend camp for various reasons. By the time they informed us they couldn’t attend, it was too late to award the scholarships to other applicants. The unused funds will go toward scholarships for next summer.

We ask scholarship recipients to send a thank you letter addressed to the sponsor of their scholarship, whether that is a specific individual like Morey’s Music Store or to the Friends and Alumni of Arrowbear. We thought you might like to read a few of their thoughts on receiving a scholarship.

:

Thanks so much for the Ohlendorf Scholarship. This will be my first year attending . . . I can’t wait. I haven’t ever been camping with friends only, and no parents! It should be a great opportunity for me to grow in my music and also in friendships with kids that love flute, like me.


Thank you for allowing me to go to Arrowbear. Without your scholarship, I would not have been able to attend this camp. I hope that you guys are continually successful in all of your efforts. I feel that the scholarship shows the generosity and compassion that Arrowbear seems to possess.


Thank you for my scholarship! My classmates, who also received scholarships, and I am super excited to attend camp this summer. This year is the first year that all of the students who applied for scholarships at my school are receiving financial assistance, so we feel pretty special.

Thank you, thank you, and thank you for my scholarship! Because of you, I believe in myself more and I know I can do anything as long as I am dedicated and work hard.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!


Thank you for the Fred and Edna Ohlendorf Scholarship that I have received. I am very happy that I will be able to attend the Arrowbear Music Camp for the very first time. I am looking forward and excited to meet the camp staff and making new friends. I’m glad I will be able to greatly develop my trumpet skills at Arrowbear.


Thank you for the scholarship. I am very grateful for this opportunity. This will be my second time getting a scholarship and I am very happy to be able to go again. I am already counting down the days until my session starts because I can’t wait to learn more music and see my friends from last summer.

My family is also grateful for the scholarship because they would not be able to afford to send me to camp with the financial assistance. We know that you rely on donors and some years there are more donations than other years. I am so glad that there were enough donations this year so that I could benefit from the scholarship.


I would like to thank you for giving me a scholarship to Arrowbear. I have many wonderful memories at Arrowbear. I remember one year all the campers were sitting in rehearsal and the orchestra was having trouble figuring out the rhythm on a song we were working on. Our conductor sang the measure for us. A few seconds later we heard this faint singing coming from the other side of camp. It was the band conductor singing back. For about 30 seconds our conductors were competing on who could sing the loudest. It was funny.

The food at Arrowbear is brilliant and everything tastes delicious. Working on KP is fun as well (unless it is Mexican lasagna night, then it is really hard.) My favorite meal at Arrowbear is spaghetti with salad and garlic bread. Somehow, it just tastes better sitting with all my friends in the mountains after a long extraordinary day of playing the violin.

My violin teacher is always amazed on how much I improved after one session at Arrowbear. Arrowbear is a brilliant combination of music and wonderful friends.


Scholarship Recipients at Senior Session 2013

 


Scholarships - 2013

We received 87 scholarship applications in April. It’s the most we’ve ever received. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential, but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are excited to announce that we awarded $34,470 in scholarships to 59 students for the 2013 summer.

Congratulations to them all! all!

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

Fluchere Scholarship

 

Oliver Hamuy trumpet Los Angeles   Jesse Oda violin Long Beach
Caitlyn Butze  flute Los Angeles   Cecilia Frankenfeld violin Long Beach
Sloan Quessenberry bassoon San Diego   Hennings-Fischer Scholarship  

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Elizabeth Bigham violin Long Beach
Peyton Simon saxophone Long Beach

 

Angely Mata violin Long Beach

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Ana Melissa viola Big Bear City
Ruby Martin violin Long Beach   Emma Melissa cello Big Bear City
Elizabeth Matos flute Long Beach

 

Madeleine Tully violin Long Beach

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships    
Sarah Birong violin Long Beach   Ryan Alexander oboe Lake Forest
Linda Banda string bass Long Beach   Emily Carpentier trumpet Los Alamitos

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Sydney Carpentier tenor sax Los Alamitos
Logan Quessenberry tuba San Diego   Claire Croshaw violin Long Beach

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Phoilinh Dang violin Westminster
Hope Thompson soprano Lakewood   Charlton Ellzey viola Culver City

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Bradford Ellzey violin Culver City
Kevin Truong violin Long Beach   William Ellzey cello Culver City
Emi Ford violin Long Beach   Colin Knizek bassoon Auberry
Weber - Lucille Scholarship     Esther Langer violin Pasadena
Alexander Matos trumpet Long Beach   Drake Macdonald cello Los Angeles
Derek Matos trumpet Long Beach   Carlos Muro violin Santa Ana
Nicholas Castro flute Garden Grove   Sara Nemiro violin S. Pasadena
Jaeci Whetten French horn Flagstaff, AZ   Quang Nguyen violin Garden Grove

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

Jessica Park violin Cerritos
Omeed Almassi cello Los Angeles   Mary Schlanger   Flagstaff, AZ

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

Will Stevens oboe Long Beach
Ian Freed French horn Long Beach   Intermediate Scholarships    

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

Daniela Benassini viola Long Beach
Brian Pham French horn Long Beach   Kelsie Bonilla clarinet Long Beach
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship       Isabelle Escarcega clarinet Baldwin Park
Alex Dunn trumpet Long Beach   Erick Gutierrez flute Baldwin Park
Greg Burdick euphonium Lancaster   Konrad Hernandez trumpet Long Beach
Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship     David Ledesma clarinet Long Beach
Xochitl Solorzano flute Baldwin Park   Stephanie Lopez percussion Baldwin Park
Elementary Scholarships       Krystal Roman clarinet Baldwin Park
Alexandra Edwards flute Long Beach   Ewan Scott trumpet Long Beach
Christopher Hankey trombone Torrance   Brenda Wong violin San Gabriel
Sophia Rizzo cello Big Bear City        

 

Scholarship Thank You Letters

The first batch of thank you letters have arrived from this year’s recipients. We thought you might like to read a few of them. Some notes are on simple lined notebook paper. Others are handmade cards and include drawings and colorful pictures. Sometimes the parents include their own thank you letters. Many are very touching and make it clear that the scholarship is deeply appreciated. We’ll publish more in the Fall Newsletter.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude for awarding me a scholarship. I have enjoyed every minute of my social trainings and am so grateful that I can attend a camp that will further extend my love and knowledge of the violin!

Thank you!


You made my daughter’s dream come true. Thank you for the time you take reviewing the scholarship applications. She is so happy to attend music camp. Since she got her letter of approval she hasn’t stopped asking questions about the camp. She is busy at school with testing and her eco-club, but she still stops and looks all dreamy and smiles. She daydreams and she is happy to be able to do something that not many kids are able to. She will pursue her dream and thanks to you she is closer.

 

Thank you so much for awarding me the scholarship to Arrowbear. When I saw the envelope from the Arrowbear Music Associates I was very excited. When I opened the envelope and saw I was awarded the Fred and Edna Ohlendorf Scholarship I was ecstatic. I appreciate being able to help pay a part of my tuition to the camp. I am so excited to get to go to this music camp and help me reach my goal of being 1st chair for the Middle School Honor Band. I am squealing out of my pants. Thank You so much for giving me this generous donation and life changing opportunity.


Scholarships - 2012

We received 75 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are excited to announce that we awarded $36,360 in scholarships to 59 students for the 2012 summer.

Congratulations to them all! all!

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships

 

Davis Bakker trumpet Long Beach   Cassie Donahue violin Running Springs
Joseph Ekpo viola Los Angeles

 

Marabella Estrada string bass Las Vegas,NV

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Helena Hoang violin Santa Ana
Peyton Simon saxophone Long Beach

 

Emily Jackson clarinet Sun City

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Monique Lozano violin Long Beach
Sophia Rizzo cello Big Bear City

 

Cori McGinley flute Ojai

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Quang Nguyen tuba Garden Grove
Victor Ekpo violin Los Angeles   Rebecca No violin Garden Grove
Alan Kerr string bass Long Beach   Bailey Oda violin Long Beach

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Andrea Polo euphonium Stanton
William Grace French horn Menifee   Jennifer Quijas violin Santa Ana

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Pet Ramanudom violin Long Beach
Alma Estudillo alto Garden Grove   Ayslin Rice clarinet Huntington Beach

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Mary Schlanger French horn Flagstaff, AZ
Amber Correa violin Westminster   Presley Schlarb cello Blue Jay
Oliver Hamuy trumpet Los Angeles   Mia Soza viola Covina
Weber - Lucille Scholarship     Will Stevens oboe Long Beach
Ian Kaminski violin Henderson,NV   Intermediate Scholarships    
Lynda Moncada French horn Stanton   Caitlyn Butze flute Los Angeles
Erin Osman violin Long Beach   Adriana Cadicamo violin Twin Peaks
Sam Rosspercussion Long Beach   Damaris Garcia trumpet Baldwin Park

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

Sharon Hastings clarinet Long Beach
Emma Melissa cello Big Bear City   Zane Hastings trumpet Long Beach

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

Konrad Hernandez trumpet Long Beach
Ian Freed French horn Long Beach   Sam Lassers violin Long Beach

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

Stephanie Lopez percussion Baldwin Park
Sarah Hernandez viola Long Beach   William Luecke violin Long Beach
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship       Aisha Martinez violin Glendale
Emily Carpentier trumpet Los Alamitos   Matthew Miller violin Long Beach
Sydney Carpentier tenor sax Los Alamitos   Asia Schmudde-Tom violin Glendale
Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship     Whitney Tsai French horn Baldwin Park
Nick Castro flute Garden Grove   Jesus Villalobos baritone Baldwin Park
Jazz Scholarships       Brenda Wong violin San Gabriel
Mikhail Golden piano Long Beach   Elementary Scholarships
 
   
Choral Scholarships       Ethan Perkins sax Twin Peaks
Samuel Ahern tenor Huntington Beach   Samuel Schubert violin Huntington Beach
Diana Le alto   Huntington Beach   Sarah Soza violin Covina
Hope Thompson soprano Lakewood        


 


Scholarships - 2011

We received 71 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are excited to announce that we awarded $24,665 in scholarships to 42 students for the 2011 summer.

Congratulations to them all!
 

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships

 

Kaiah Luecke

violin

Long Beach

 

Cameron Ford violin Long Beach

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Kira Grey violin Encino
Lawrence Pi alto sax Beijing, China

 

Sophia Kim violin Granada Hills

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Budnampet Ramanudom violin Long Beach
Emi Ford violin Long Beach

 

Presley Schlarb cello Blue Jay
Annie Hyndman saxophone Ojai

 

Mia Soza viola Covina

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Carly Stone flute Long Beach
Anton Ostrovsky-Petion string bass Los Angeles   Emily Tsai flute Baldwin Park
Alan Kerr string bass Long Beach   Veronica Wilson cello San Juan Capistrano

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Middle School Scholarships    
Lynda Moncada French horn Stanton   Kendra Base violin Long Beach

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Devyn Ellis

violin

Long Beach

Camille Johnson soprano La Crescenta   Scott Finnick clarinet Santa Paula

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Cecilia Frankenfeld violin Long Beach
Joshua Olariu trumpet Downey   Ranen Garcia tenor sax Ojai

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

Lauren Gill French horn Los Alamitos
William Luecke violin Long Beach   Lindsay Gill French horn Los Alamitos

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

Virginia Henry percussion Highland
Colin DeCure violin Long Beach   Sarah Hernandez violin Long Beach

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

Samuel Lassers violin Long Beach
Zachary Kenefick saxophone Fountain Valley   Monique Lozano violin Long Beach
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship       Wesley Lum violin Long Beach
Sabrina Moore trumpet Long Beach   Ryan McMichael alto sax Lakewood

Choral Scholarship

 

 

Sam Ross

percussion

Long Beach

Leilani Grace Clark soprano Wailuki, Hawaii  

Will Stevens

oboe

Long Beach

Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship    

Whitney Tsai

French horn

Baldwin Park

Cori McGinley flute Ojai  

Edward Velazquez

alto sax

Baldwin Park

 

 

 

 

Brenda Wong

violin

San Gabriel

 


Scholarships Update - Fall 2010


All All 44 scholarship recipients who accepted their scholarships and completed their final paperwork attended Camp last summer! No one unexpectedly broke a bone or had to decline at the last minute. We ask scholarship recipients to send a thank you letter addressed to the sponsor of their scholarship, whether that is a specific individual like Morey’s Music Store or to the Friends and Alumni of Arrowbear. This summer we even received a post card from a camper during their session. We thought you might like to read a few of their thoughts on receiving a scholarship.

First, I would like to tell you that I simply cannot thank you enough for your contribution towards not only my attendance to Arrowbear, but towards my endeavors to become a better musician. I think you made a good investment with your money, and I’m so glad that I could go to the camp this year.

Thank you for giving me the scholarship for the Band Camp Arrowbear. If you had not given me the scholarship I would not be able to go to this summer camp. I am looking forward to going to Arrowbear so I can get to do my favorite thing which is playing music. This will be the first time I have ever been at a summer camp. So thank you so, so, so much for the scholarship.

Thank you so much for this generous scholarship! It is truly an honor to receive something like this. The power of Arrowbear turns two complete strangers into best friends, and I’m very happy I am able to experience that! My experiences at Arrowbear have made me a better person and a better musician. This scholarship was a tremendous help to my family.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, so very super much. You guys are awesome! If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be able to go to Arrowbear, but since you guys are helping me so much, I’m able to afford it. It really means a lot to me to go to Arrowbear because my family doesn’t do much over the summer and I really want to become a better musician, so thanks for helping me.

I want to thank all the alumni and friends for awarding me with this amazing opportunity given me. By you giving me this scholarship it will open doors for me in the future to become a better musician. I am so thankful to you for giving me this opportunity to show my talent. I would like you to know that I’ll try my best at Arrowbear Music Camp. Lastly, I am very thankful for giving me this scholarship from the bottom of my heart. I promise I’ll try my best and again thank you.

I sincerely thank you for paying almost all of the money I needed to go to Arrowbear. I would not have been able to go if it were not for your tremendous and extremely generous help. Once again I thank your kind hearts for paying a scholarship for someone you don’t even know. Thank you and much love to you.


Scholarships - 2010

We received 53 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are very excited to announce that we awarded $25,565 in scholarships to 47 students for the 2010 summer. Congratulations to them all!

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships

 

James Ford

viola Long Beach

 

Cassie Donahue violin Running Springs

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Kira Grey violin Running Springs
Joshua Olariu trumpet Downey

 

India Herrera cello Lakewood
Tyanna Bui violin Fountain Valley

 

Nicole Kendricks violin Long Beach

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Zachary Kenefick tenor sax Fountain Valley
Grant Fisher trumpet Woodland Hills

 

Lewis Juergens flute Redlands
Maia Larom violin San Diego

 

Sofia Kim violin Granada Hills

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Micayla Murphy clarinet Huntington Beach
        Charlotte Papp viola Blue Jay
        Ayslin Rice clarinet Huntington Beach

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Presley Schlarb cello Blue Jay
        Breanna Varnado cello Long Beach

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Dante Luna percussion Los Angeles
        Middle School Scholarships    

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

     
             

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

     
             

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

     
Colin DeCure violin Long Beach        

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

     
Zachary Kenefick saxophone Fountain Valley        
B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship            
Sabrina Moore trumpet Long Beach        

Choral Scholarship

 

 

     
Leilani Grace Clark soprano Wailuki, Hawaii        
Carole Ohlendorf Dockstader Scholarship          
Cori McGinley flute Ojai        

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

 

 

Camille Johnson

Soprano

La Crescenta

 

 

cello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

 

 

Cameron Ford

violin

Long Beach

 

Middle School/Junior High Scholarships

Alan Kerr

string bass

Long Beach

 

David Bath

viola

Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Angela Cun

clarinet

Baldwin Park

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

Marisol Estrada

flute

Baldwin Park

Emi Ford

violin

Long Beach

   

Scott Finnick

clarinet

Oak View

 

 

 

 

Ranen Garcia

alto sax

Ojai

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

Dalia Huerta

flute

Baldwin Park

Nicolas Ledesma

violin

Long Beach

 

Minsoo Kim

cello

Laguna Nigel

Kyra Eyerman

cello

Temecula

 

Corinne McGinley

flute

Ojai

 

 

 

 

Katie Norris

clarinet

Ojai

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

Anton Ostrovsky-Petion

string bass

Culver City

Tanner Whitlow

tuba

Long Beach

 

Marlene Perez

baritone

Baldwin Park

 

 

 

 

Arden Prado

bass clarinet

Baldwin Park

B.T. Ted Mills Scholarship

 

Chad Reyes

bari sax

West Covina

Sabrina Moore

trumpet

Long Beach

 

Sam Ross

percussion

Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Ethan Schad-Sviatek

cello

Long Beach

Choral Scholarships

 

Will Stevens

trumpet

Long Beach

Hallie Isquith

soprano

La Crescenta

 

Isabella Silverstein

clarinet

Signal Hill

 

 

 

 

Jesus Villalobos

baritone

Baldwin Park

Elementary Scholarships

 

 

 

 

Allen Bergholdt

violin

San Diego

 

 

 

 

Christopher Redlich

violin

Running Springs

 

 

 


Scholarships Update - Fall 2009


All 44 scholarship recipients who accepted their scholarships and completed their final paperwork attended Camp last summer! No one unexpectedly broke a bone or had to decline at the last minute. We ask scholarship recipients to send a thank you letter addressed to the sponsor of their scholarship, whether that is a specific individual like Morey’s Music Store or to the Friends and Alumni of Arrowbear. This summer we even received a post card from a camper during their session. We thought you might like to read a few of their thoughts on receiving a scholarship.

Please accept my deepest thanks for this generous scholarship that you have given me. Without this award, I could have never attended Arrowbear Music Camp this summer. I promise that I will make the most of this wonderful opportunity by practicing and performing to the best of my abilities and by being an enthusiastic camper. I am sure that the education I will receive at camp will have a lasting impact on my musical growth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Kira Grey

Thanks for this scholarship I have received. I am very grateful for the people who are willing to donate money for the students who need it. My family is proud that I got this opportunity, not only because I’m the only one in my family to do this (singing), but also for the reason that I’m willing to stick with something I love.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Rudy Rodriguez

Thank you so much for my scholarship. I can’t wait to go to the camp. It sounds like so much fun! I want to go to the camp because I want an education to be a violinist. I’ve been playing the violin for four years. I really enjoy playing the violin, but sometimes it gets to me. Thank you again for giving me the scholarship. It was a real blessing. P.S. Maybe I could play my violin for you. It would be an honor.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Amelia Darwazeh

Thank you for the Frd and Edna Ohlendorf Scholarship to use for Arrowbear Choral Camp. It makes it a lot easier for me to be able to attend camp without burning a hole in my family’s finances. It really means a great deal to me as it will help me to attend Arrowbear and grow closer and closer to my hopes of continuing on in music Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Sanchez

Thank you so much for the scholarship. This money will help pay for the rest of the tuition, and let me have an awesome three weeks up at Arrowbear. The summers I have spent at Arrowbear have brought new friends and many new experiences. The music is always a challenge in a good way. The difficulty of the music helps me learn and improve as a musician. I was disappointed when we didn’t have enough money to send me this year, but thanks to your scholarship, we were able to pay off the amount that we owed. Now I can go back to the place that I wish I have had to leave. Thank you so much again.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jennifer Lyon


Scholarships - 2009


We received 76 scholarship applications in April. That’s a record high. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are very excited to announce that we awarded $28,230 in scholarship to 47 students for the 2009 summer. Congratulations to them all!
 

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships

 

Ayslin Rice

clarinet

Huntington Beach

 

Amira Bennett

 viola

 Culver City

Lindsey Hertzberg

cello

Valencia

 

Tiffany Christensen

 cello

Temecula

Elan Kramer flute

cello

Laguna Beach

 

Gabriella Diones

 cello

Twin Peaks

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Cameron Ford

 violin

Long Beach

Zachary Kenefick

tenor sax

Fountain Valley

 

James Ford

 viola

Long Beach

Max Chern

violin

Fountain Valley

 

Kira Grey

 violin

Running Springs

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Ayana Guzzino

 euphonium

Long Beach

Eloise Potter

 viola

Crestline

 

Lewis Juergens

 flute

Lake Arrowhead

Will Stevens

 trumpet

 Long Beach

 

Sofia Kim

 violin

Granada Hills

Larry A. Evans Scholarship

 

 

Jennifer Lyon

 violin

 Lakewood

Joshua Olariu

trumpet

Downey

 

Nolan Markey

 trumpet

Orange

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Micayla Murphy

 clarinet

Huntington Beach

Emily Jackson

clarinet

Sun City

 

Tamara Win

 viola

Lake Arrowhead

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Middle School Scholarships

 

 

Annie Lawler

alto

 La Crescenta

 

Brenda Cardoso

clarinet

Baldwin Park

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Heather Cummins

violin

 Cedar Glen

Billy Juergens

st. bass

 Lake Arrowhead

 

Angela Cun

clarinet

 Baldwin Park

Holly Swanner

 alto sax

 Lakewood

 

Haley Fenninger

flute
 

 Long Beach

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

Corey Gerard

trumpet

Redlands

Cassie Donahue violin

violin

Running Springs

 

Drew Martin

cello

 Running Springs

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

George Mitchel

Fr. Horn

Pacific Palisades

Ricky Lee

violin

Long Beach

 

Saira Quezada

flute

 Baldwin Park

Charlotte Papp

viola

 Blue Jay

 

Sergio Salinas

baritone

Baldwin Park

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Chris Sanchez

tuba

 Long Beach

MaCall Potter

violin

Crestline

 

Emily Tsai

flute

 Baldwin Park

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

Tanner Whitlow

tuba

 Long Beach

Arlyn Sanchez

violin

Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Choral Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

Rudy Rodriguez

baritone

Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Sean Dittler

baritone

 El Monte

 

 

 

 

Jessica Sanchez

 soprano

 Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelia Darwazch

violin

 Apple Valley

 

 

 

 

Kyra Eyerman

cello

 Temecula

 

 

 

 

Scholarships (Continued)


We ask scholarship recipients to send a thank you letter addressed to the sponsor of their scholarship, whether that is a specific individual like Morey’s Music Store or to the Friends and Alumni of Arrowbear. We thought you might like to read a few of their thoughts on receiving a scholarship.

Thank you so much for this extravagant and generous gift. I know you must have had dozens of other talented musicians to choose from, so I genuinely appreciate you choosing me as the best of all. I cannot possibly ever thank you enough, or even begin to tell you how much I truly do appreciate the scholarship that you gave to me. Thank you, also, for believing in me, and believing that I can make the most of this session. Thank you, lastly, for your time and encouragement to keep with my music on this crazy journey we call life. Many genuine thanks from...                            Ayslin Rice

I cannot thank you enough for this. Music is my whole life, my reason for existing, and because of your generosity I am now able to attend Arrowbear Music Camp’s Choral session this year. I’ve loved singing since I was a little girl, and have tried to be involved in as many groups as possible since entering high school. Once again, I cannot thank you enough for granting me this opportunity. Next year will be my senior year, and so this was my last opportunity to go to the high school music camps I have attended and loved for so many years.                                                    Annie Lawler

I wish to thank you for your generous scholarship to attend Arrowbear Music Camp. Without it I would not be able to attend without serious financial adjustments. I am an aspiring composer, and I have decided that to achieve my goal I must first learn about all the instruments I may want to write for. This year I picked up French horn and double bass. I am primarily a trumpet player, so the French horn was very easy for me to comprehend and learn, but the bass, on the other hand, is an entirely new field for me—bowed instruments. Before this year I had limited to no stringed instrument exposure or knowledge. Your very generous scholarship is allowing me to go and learn what I feel is good and important for me to learn, and therefore giving me a step-up on my future.
                                                                                                                                            Billy Juergens

Thank you for giving me this scholarship. This is my first camp. I decided to go to music camp because I love to play music. Currently I can play piano, cello, and guitar. Another reason I decided to come is because camping is so much fun! I love being out in the nature. My favorite activities are hiking, sports, and music. All included in this camp! That is why it is perfect for me. I think I will have lots of fun and everlasting memories at your camp. Rock on!
                                                                                                                                            Kyra Eyerman

I deeply appreciate that you think I am good enough to get a scholarship. Last year, my friends went to your camp and said they had a great time. I am happy that I get to have that experience, the joy of music camp. I’ll see you in August.
                                                                                                                                            George Mitchel


I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the money you are donating to help me. I love Arrowbear so much and this is the only way I get to go to Arrowbear Music Camp. I appreciate this so much and I am so grateful. This is my fourth year going and I love it so much. Right when I got this letter I jumped for joy. Thank you.
                                                                                                                                            Heather Cummins
 


Scholarships - 2008


We received 66 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are very excited to announce that we awarded $27,260 in scholarship to 51 students for the 2008 summer. Congratulations to them all.
 

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships

 

Ayslin Rice

clarinet

Huntington Beach

 

Lara Balajadia

violin

Long Beach

Maya Mächler

cello

Twin Peaks

 

Jacob Cook

Fr. Horn

San Bernardino

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Wesley Denison

violin

Victorville

Philip Spektor

tenor sax

Seal Beach

 

Cameron Ford

violin

Long Beach

Matt Marshall

trumpet

Fountain Valley

 

James Ford

viola

Long Beach

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Emily Jackson

clarinet

Sun City

Zachary Denison

violin

Victorville

 

Ryan Jones

cello

Lake Arrowhead

Jaclyn Endeman

cello

Lake Arrowhead

 

Sophia Kim

violin

Granada Hills

Larry A. Evans Scholarship

 

 

Julio Lopez

violin

Long Beach

Cyrus Kay

bassoon

Long Beach

 

Hana Mächler

piano

Twin Peaks

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Celene Reyes

cello

Long Beach

Tanner Whitlow

tuba

Long Beach

 

Sean Stewart

cello

Long Beach

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Middle School Scholarships

 

 

Karen Belt

soprano

Ridgecrest

 

Ethan Bowler

percussion

Long Beach

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Heather Cummins

violin

Cedar Glen

Darius Kay

cello

Long Beach

 

Angela Cun

clarinet

Baldwin Park

Geena Gauthier

viola

Altadena

 

Gabriela Diones

cello

Twin Peaks

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

Cassie Donahue

violin

Running Springs

Shane Denison

violin

Victorville

 

Marvin Garcia

trumpet

Baldwin Park

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

Marisa Garibaldo

flute

Baldwin Park

Ruthie Stahl

clarinet

Long Beach

 

Dulce Gomez

flute

Baldwin Park

Emily Tsai

flute

Baldwin Park

 

Kara Juhl

clarinet

 

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Alexis Lopez

flute

 

India Rose Herrera

cello

Lakewood

 

Jose Lopez

string bass

 

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

Kaiah Luecke

violin

 

Arlyn Sanchez

violin

Long Beach

 

Drew Martin

cello

 

Choral Scholarship

 

 

Victoria Milson

cello

 

Rudy Rodriguez

baritone

Long Beach

 

Joshua Olariu

trumpet

 

 

 

 

 

Saira Quezada

oboe

 

 

 

 

 

Sergio Salinas

baritone

 

 

 

 

 

Nader Ali Shayegh

violin

 

 

 

 

 

Ricardo Velasco

tuba

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Wong

violin

 

 

 

 

 

Felipe Zambrano

clarinet

 

Special Scholarships


There are several special scholarships awarded each year. Our most prestigious awards are the Morey’s Music Store Scholarship and the David L. Schechter Memorial Scholarship. Each year for the last 22 years, Morey’s Music Store has donated the equivalent of two full scholarships. The recipients are the most outstanding players who apply that year. This scholarship is based primarily on merit.

David L. Schechter was a student at Fulton Middle School in Fullerton when he was tragically killed in a car accident. His parents set up a scholarship fund in his memory because David loved attending Arrowbear. Each year, two full scholarships to a two-week session are awarded in his memory. One recipient is selected from our applicants for scholarships. The other is always awarded to a music student at David’s school. The recipients are outstanding wind or brass players who also have financial need.
The Robert Simmergren Scholarship honors the memory of Bob Simmergren who taught music in Long Beach Unified for many years and was often on the staff at Arrowbear. We select two recipients each year. One recipient is always a violinist, and the other is awarded to a wind or brass player. This scholarship is based on both merit and financial need.

Larry Evans attended Arrowbear in the 1950s. Several years ago he established the Larry A. Evans Scholarship. This scholarship is a three-fourths scholarship to a two-week session. It is awarded to a wind or brass player who has both strong merit and financial need.

In 2002, Gary Wrench and his sister, Marilyn Wrench Boccuzi, generously established the Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship in memory of their parents who were involved with Arrowbear beginning in the early years of the camp. Newt’s first exposure to camp was in 1947 when he was a volunteer truck driver on the weekends that camp began or ended. Elsie helped in the kitchen and even stayed at camp entire summers as a regular assistant to Mrs. Ohlendorf. Newt helped with the construction of many of Arrowbear’s current buildings. This scholarship is awarded to a wind or string planer entering grades 7 - 12. It provides at least one-half the cost of the session attended.

The Robert Collins Scholarship honors a lifetime of dedication by a man who was the head choral teacher at Long Beach Poly High School from 1959-1969. He was an important figure in the California choral community in the 60s and 70s. He also taught at Long Beach State (CSULB), Long Beach City College, and UCLA. Many choral students benefited from Robert Collins’ commitment to choral music. His son, David Collins, is an Arrowbear alumnus and established the scholarship in his dad’s memory in 2003. This scholarship is a full scholarship to the Choral Session, or if no choral students apply, it is awarded to an instrumentalist.

Brian Reynolds was a camper and counselor at Arrowbear in the 80s and early 90s. The Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship was established by his parents after Brian died tragically during a hike with the Sierra Club in August 2004. Brian had a positive attitude about life and enjoyed the great outdoors immensely. This scholarship is awarded to a bass player. If no bass players apply, then it is awarded to a string player entering grades 6 - 12.

Arnold Horgarth attended Arrowbear in the late 1940s. He and his wife, Judy, established the Arnold and Judy Hograth Scholarship to help any recipient of our choice enjoy a summer at Arrowbear. It assists a young musician attend an intermediate or advanced session.

This will be the third year for the Loren and June Collins Scholarship established by Leslie Collins Edwards and Kiki Collins Bussell to honor their parents who were so supportive of their musical interests and talents. This scholarship is designated to help one or more students attend the Advanced Session.

Valorie Fairchild Beer established an endowment scholarship to honor her mother. Raye Fairchild was a music major on the violin and taught music most of her life. She often substituted for several of the elementary and middle school music teachers in Long Beach Unfied. She was a volunteer in the music programs at Stanford and Millikan. She was also a good friend of Mr. O. The Raye Fairchild Memorial Scholarship is designated to help a needed string player attend Arrowbear.

Naomi Norwick, a conductor at the Intermediate Sesson for Arrowbear in the 1980s and 1990s, established the Walter Norwick Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of her father. Miss Norwick remains a strong supporter of Arrowbear. We often receive scholarship applicants from her school in Long Beach. This scholarship is designated to help an applicant of our choice.
 


Scholarships Update - Fall 2007


There were some additional students who were able to attend Arrowbear this last summer due to scholarship recipients declining their scholarships. We are pleased to announce the following scholarship recipients for 2007:

Schechter Scholarship

Advanced Scholarships

Bayli Anderson

Jacob Cook

 

Meghan Rivera

We also like to share with you some of the thank you letters we receive from grateful recipients. It reminds us why we donate our time and helps all of you know that your donations do make a difference.

Dear Mrs. Simmergren,
Thank you for the scholarship to Camp Arrowbear. My mom had your husband as a music teacher so it is an honor to be at this camp. I promise to work very hard every day.
Sincerely
Nico Ledesma

Music has always been a large part of my life. I practice my piano every day and I absolutely love it. Two summers ago I was able to take my love for music and use it at Arrowbear Music Camp. There I learned many new things and widened my knowledge of music. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing the funds for me to attend again this year. I would not be possible for me to go without your help. Again, I thank you.
Hanna Mächler

I cannot express in words the feeling of gratitude and excitement that accompanied the note stating the scholarship award. I give you my utmost thanks for allowing me another summer at Arrowbear, the place where I look forward to going every year. The institution of Arrowbear and other musical programs like it cannot be put forward without the donations and assistance of honorable and distinguished patrons such as yourselves. All I can say is thank you, thank you for being a philanthropist, an advocate for music, and a source of opportunities. Without you our dreams would not be realized or even thought. Thank you.
Thomas Chun

Thank you so much for the scholarship. It gave me an opportunity to go to Arrowbear Music Camp this summer. I can’t tell you how shocked I was when I saw the letter! I never thought I would get it. You really made my day. When I go to school tomorrow, this is what I’ll tell all my friends about. I cannot express my gratitude enough. I really appreciate this. Thank You Very Much!
Andrew Dao


Scholarship Recipients - 2007

We were astounded to receive 74 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are particularly grateful to an anonymous donor who once again listened to our plea to help several more applicants after our own money ran out. This donor graciously agreed to donate even more than we hoped for. An additional eight young people will be able to attend camp due to this donor’s $5,000 donation. Wow!

We are very excited to announce that we awarded $26,530 in scholarship to 49 students for the 2007 summer. Congratulations to them all!
 

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships

 

Johnny Smith

French horn

Long Beach

 

Sean Stewart

cello

Long Beach

Maya Mächler

cello

Twin Peaks

 

Lindsey Hetz

cello

Lake Arrowhead

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Dianne Palley

cello

Long Beach

Sergio Gonzalez

alto sax

Compton

 

Marjorie Jones

violin

Blue Jay

Ken Tewell

clarinet

 Fountain Valley

 

Jamie Endeman

cello

Lake Arrowhead

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Colleen Cassel

viola

Crestline

Nicolas Ledesma

violin

Long Beach

 

Garrett-Lin Marsh

violin

Long Beach

Michelle Hsu

cello

Taipei,Taiwan

 

Chelsea Barragan

violin

Lakewood

Larry A. Evans Scholarship

 

 

Middle School Scholarships

 

Mollie McFarland

oboe

Long Beach

 

Jennie Pirolo

violin

Crestline

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Aida Martinez

violin

Baldwin Park

Alvaro Mancilla

alto sax

Torrance

 

Jeanetter Santillano

violin

Imperial

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Cesar Gonzalez

clarinet

Baldwin Park

Hanna Mächler

piano

Twin Peaks

 

Alexis Jauregui

clarinet

Baldwin Park

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Mark Runyon

bass clarinet

Baldwin Park

Patrick Sims

French horn

Lakewood

 

Corbin Dobschutz

bassoon

Murrieta

Christina Sanders

violin

Coronado

 

Candace Maish

percussion

Baldwin Park

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

Nicole Bandak

flute

Lake Arrowhead

Endra Menchaca

percussion

Long Beach

 

Emily Jackson

clarinet

Sun City

Richard Liddel Scholarship

 

 

Andrew McGregor

alto sax

Long Beach

Faustino Lopez

violin

Long Beach

 

Buddy Hansen

tuba

Ventura

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

Sergio Salinas

baritone

Baldwin Park

Katherine Stowe

bassoon

Signal Hill

 

Edward Chang

trumpet

Los Angeles

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Julia Felix

violin

Hesperia

Thomas Chun

violin

Cerritos

 

Cassandra Donahue

violin

Running Springs

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

Korinza Shlanta

cello

Ridgecrest

Nicole Gutierrez

violin

Long Beach

 

Jennifer Endeman

cello

Lake Arrowhead

College Scholarship

 

 

Max Mächler cello Twin Peaks

 

 

Angeline Solano

viola

Ellensburg,WA

 

Andrew Dao flute Winchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Scholarships

 

Crestline

 

 

 

 

Victoria Milson-Seeley

cello

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Cummins

violin

Cedar Glen

 

 

 

 

Jane Bandak

violin

Blue Jay

 

 

 

 

Jaclyn Endeman

cello

Lake Arrowhead

Special Scholarships

There are several special scholarships awarded each year. Our most prestigious awards are the Morey’s Music Store Scholarship and the David L. Schechter Memorial Scholarship. Each year for the last 21 years, Morey’s Music Store has donated the equivalent of two full scholarships. The recipients are the most outstanding players who apply that year. This scholarship is based primarily on merit.

David L. Schechter was a student at Fulton Middle School in Fullerton when he was tragically killed in a car accident. His parents set up a scholarship fund in his memory because David loved attending Arrowbear. Each year, two full scholarships to a two-week session are awarded in his memory. One recipient is selected from our applicants for scholarships. The other is always awarded to a music student at David’s school. The recipients are outstanding wind or brass players who also have financial need.

The Robert Simmergren Scholarship honors the memory of Bob Simmergren who taught music in Long Beach Unified for many years and was often on the staff at Arrowbear. We select two recipients each year. One recipient is always a violinist, and the other is awarded to a wind or brass player.  This scholarship is based on both merit and financial need.

Larry Evans attended Arrowbear in the 1950s. Several years ago he established the Larry A. Evans Scholarship. This scholarship is a three-fourths scholarship to a two-week session. It is awarded to a wind or brass player who has both strong merit and financial need.

In 2002, Gary Wrench and his sister, Marilyn Wrench Boccuzi, generously established the Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship in memory of their parents who were involved with Arrowbear beginning in the early years of the camp. Newt’s first exposure to camp was in 1947 when he was a volunteer truck driver on the weekends that camp began or ended. Elsie helped in the kitchen and even stayed at camp entire summers as a regular assistant to Mrs. Ohlendorf. Newt helped with the construction of many of Arrowbear’s current buildings. This scholarship is awarded to a wind or string planer entering grades 7 - 12. It provides at least one-half the cost of the session attended.

The Robert Collins Scholarship honors a lifetime of dedication by a man who was the head choral teacher at Long Beach Poly High School from 1959-1969. He was an important figure in the California choral community in the 60s and 70s. He also taught at Long Beach State (CSULB), Long Beach City College, and UCLA. Many choral students benefitted from Robert Collins’ commitment to choral music.  His son, David Collins, is an Arrowbear alumnus and established the scholarship in his dad’s memory in 2003. This scholarship is a full scholarship to the Choral Session, or if no choral students apply, it is awarded to an instrumentalist.

Brian Reynolds was a camper and counselor at Arrowbear in the 80s and early 90s. The Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship was established by his parents after Brian died tragically during a hike with the Sierra Club in August 2004. Brian had a positive attitude about life and enjoyed the great outdoors immensely. This scholarship is  awarded to a bass player. If no bass players apply, then it is awarded to a string player entering grades 6 - 12.

Arnold Horgarth attended Arrowbear in the late 1940s. He and his wife, Judy, established the Arnold and Judy Hograth Scholarship to help any recipient of our choice enjoy a summer at Arrowbear. It assists a young musician attend an intermediate or advanced session.

Richard Liddell was a employee at the Long Beach School Employees Financial Credit Union when he passed away. He loved to sing in local choral groups. His co-workers worked to establish the Richard Liddel Memorial Scholarship to help choral students attend Arrowbear. If no choral students apply, then it helps an instrumental applicant of our choice.

This will be the second year for the Loren and June Collins Scholarship established by Leslie Collins Edwards and Kiki Collins Bussell to honor their parents who were so supportive of their musical interests and talents. This scholarship is designated to help one or more students attend the Advanced Session. 

Valorie Fairchild Beer established an endowment  scholarship to honor her mother. Raye Fairchild was a music major on the violin and taught music most of her life. She often substituted for several of the elementary and middle school music teachers in Long Beach Unfied. She was a volunteer in the music programs at Stanford and Millikan. She was also a good friend of Mr. O. The Raye Fairchild Memorial Scholarship is designated to help a needed string player attend Arrowbear.

Naomi Norwick, a conductor at the Intermediate Sesson for Arrowbear in the 1980s and 1990s, established the Walter Norwick Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of her father. Miss Norwick remains a strong support of Arrowbear. We often receive scholarship applicants from her school in Long Beach. This scholarship is designated to help an applicant of our choice.


Scholarship Update for Summer 2006


After our Spring Newsletter was published, we received a wonderful phone call from the same anonymous donor who has helped us the past two summers. The donor wanted to be sure our Scholarship Committee hadn’t run out of funds before helping all the applicants who truly needed assistance to attend Camp. Well, after discussing the five applicants we wished we could have helped, the donor promptly sent us a check for $3,075 to cover their fees. Those were the best five phone calls we ever made!! The young musicians and their families were thrilled since they thought they wouldn’t be able to attend camp. The words “thank you,” to this donor don’t seem to be enough to convey what this opportunity meant to these kids. This kind of special gift makes all of our efforts worth while.
 

These are the applicants who also got to go to Arrowbear this summer:

Cole Gilbert

violin

Long Beach

 

Vicki Santillano

clarinet

Sante Fe, NM

Jasmine Ivan

string bass

Long Beach

 

Marissa Lopez

clarinet

Laguna Niguel

Jeanette Santillano

violin

Sante Fe, NM

 

 

 

 


We received some wonderful thank you letters from our scholarship recipients this year. We thought you might like to read them as well. It’s helps us realize that we do make a difference.

I would like to thank you for the scholarship. It means a lot to me. I really think this will be a great experience for me. I am very joyful to know I am going to such a wonderful camp. The scholarship will help me on my way to Arrowbear Music Camp. It would be a benefit for me. I appreciate this so much.
Julia Felix


Thank you for awarding my daughter, Nicole, the Brian C. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship. We are extremely delighted and honored to receive this scholarship. When we received the awesome news, my daughter couldn’t contain her excitement. She was jumping and skipping around all night long. You’ve given my child a wonderful opportunity that otherwise wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t provided the necessary financial resources. Thank you doesn’t seem enough, but we are extremely thrilled and grateful to AMA for giving such a generous opportunity to Nicole.
Arlene Gutierrez


I want to tell you have happy and grateful I am to receive a scholarship so I can attend Arrowbear Music Camp. This experience is something that I would not be able to do without your financial help, so I am especially thankful to you for choosing me to receive this generous award. I am so excited about participating in the Arrowbear Music Camp and will make good use of the opportunity you have given me. Someday when I am able to do so, I would like to help other students with a scholarship. I hope that my music not only brings happiness to other people, but will provide me enough money so that I can provide scholarships to help students like me someday.
Christina Sanders


I am soooooooooooo happy! Thank you so much for the scholarship you have awarded me. I wanted to attend Arrowbear so much, and you have granted me that wish. I can’t wait. My parents were so excited and at the same time so grateful. I was so afraid I wouldn’t be able to go. I wanted to help with the tuition and I started getting small jobs in my neighborhood. I can’t wait to learn and get instruction from music teachers. In short, there are really no words that can express my joy. Thank you again, and I really appreciate all of the people who donate money for kids who really want to learn music like me.
Anthony B. Aceves


Scholarship Recipients - 2006

We were thrilled to receive 53 scholarship applications in April. It’s always so difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are very excited to announce that we awarded $21,120 in scholarship to 46 students for the 2006 summer. Congratulations to them all.

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

High School Scholarships

 

Katherine Stowe

bassoon

Long Beach

 

Qualaun Reed

viola

Long Beach

Danielle Hoisington

violin

Olathe, KS

 

Jacqueline Dennis

cello

Lakewood

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

Brooke Parker 

violin

Long Beach

Edmond Raflores

 

Long Beach

 

Lial Eid 

choral-soprano

Garden Grove

Noel DeJesus Zacarías

 

Long Beach

 

Christina Sanders 

violin

Oceanside

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

Celene Reyes 

cello

Long Beach

Gabriela Diones

cello

Lake Arrowhead

 

Patrick Shibley 

trumpet

Long Beach

Max Mächler

cello

Twin Peaks

 

Dianne Palley 

cello

Long Beach

Larry A. Evans Scholarship

 

 

Clara Cordeiro 

violin

Long Beach

Dwight Parker

trumpet

Los Alamitos

 

Geena Gauthier 

violin

Altadena

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Jesus Mora 

tenor sax

Baldwin Park

Connie Cun

clarinet

Baldwin Park

 

Jacob Cook 

French horn

San Bernardino

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

Middle School Scholarships

 

Fabian Muniga

choral-baritone

Garden Grove

 

Kayla Macolor

clarinet

Baldwin Park

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

George Rodriguez

tenor sax

Baldwin Park

Cory Swanner

alto sax

Lakewood

 

Uyen Sou

bari sax

Baldwin Park

Nicole Gutierrez

violin

Long Beach

 

Marco Pol

trumpet

Baldwin Park

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

Anthony Aceves

trumpet

Downey

Maya Mächler

cello

Lake Arrowhead

 

Amy Cun

flute

Baldwin Park

Richard Liddel Scholarship

 

 

Sofia Kim

violin

Granada Hills

Erika Anderson

choral - alto

Garden Grove

 

Jennie Pirolo

violin

Crestline

Loren & June Collins Scholarship

 

 

Julio Lopez

violin

Long Beach

Johnny Smith

bass trombone

Long Beach

 

Colleen Cassel

viola

Crestline

Arnold & Judy Hogarth Scholarship

 

 

Tyler Stevens

violin

San Diego

Jamie Endeman

cello

Lake Arrowhead

 

Kristen Stevens

violin

San Diego

Raye Fairchild Scholarship

 

 

Cassandra Donahue

violin

Running Springs

Jaclyn Endeman

cello

Lake Arrowhead

 

Julia Felix

violin

Hesperia

Dean Schutz Scholarship

 

 

Tyler Spencer

cornet

Murrieta

Kaitlyn Carlson

violin

Mariposa, CA

 

Elementary Scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Endeman

cello

Lake Arrowhead

 

 

 

 

Sage Scott

cello

Crestline


Scholarship Update - 2005

Our original scholarship recipient list published last spring expanded after we went to publication due to a generous donor who prefers to remain anonymous. This person’s $3,000 donation helped an additional six young musicians attend a summer music camp. In addition, we had one student of our original recipients who declined his scholarship due to a scheduling conflict. The David L. Schechter recipient from Fulton Middle School, where David attended school, had not been determined by the time we went to press. His name is included below and well as an additional Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship recipient awarded at the request of Brian’s family. This meant we awarded $17,905 in scholarships to 41 students last summer.

David L. Schechter Scholarship

Grade

School

Jake Bynum

trumpet

8

Fulton Middle School - Fountain Valley

 

 

 

 

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

Alex Castro

string bass

8

Monroe K-8 School - Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Advanced Scholarships

 

 

Kelsey Myers

violin

9

Hope Christian Academy - Lakewood

Crystal Reynaga

violin

8

Poly High School - Long Beach

Dianne Palley

cello

8

Stanford Middle School - Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Scholarships

 

 

Lauren Myers

violin

7

Hope Christian Academy - Lakewood

Marco Pol

trumpet

7

Holland Middle School - Baldwin Park

Ebon Scott

alto sax

7

Richardson Prep Hi Middle - San Bernardino

All of the final recipients did attend Camp and had a wonderful time. Below are some of the thank you letters we received from both their families and the students themselves. You only need to read their heart-felt letters to know that we do make a difference in their lives.

Parents

Thank you so much for allowing our kids the opportunity for summer music camp again. We appreciate it so much. Financially, sending our 3 kids to camp is impossible on our income, and I know my kids and I do realize how important your role is to their future at camp. Recently my husband got to go back to work after being laid off for over 6 months. Now that he is working again, it is a relief to have a steady income again. Thank you for helping us in our time of need. We are so lucky and blessed to have your organization help kids have a rewarding summer experience.

I would like to thank you for your support and your contributions to the scholarship fund. Your contributions allow kids who aren't that financially "well off" to experience great memories and make new friends at Arrowbear.
 

Student Recipients

I’m thankful that I was chosen to receive a scholarship out of the many applicants. I’m very excited to experience the camp at an older age and as a mature player. All of my friends tell me I will have so much fun and I hope I will. Thank you once again.

I would like to sincerely thank you for granting me such a generous scholarship. Thank you for taking the time to review my audition tape, and I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient. I believe that by attending this camp, it will help me grow both as a musician and as an individual, who will hopefully be able to give back to the society which has given me this chance to live a successful life. Once again, thank you for your time, and for granting me the scholarship.

I am writing you this letter after I found out my $300 scholarship was made possible because of all of the money you donated. I have never been to a music camp before, but after hearing my friends’ experiences at this camp, I know it is going to be great. I can bet that after going to Arrowbear, I will be a much better player. I know I’ll have a great time at Arrowbear Music Camp.

Thank you all S000 much for the scholarship! I was really worried, thinking that I couldn’t go, and then how would I sharpen my musicality over the summer? However, this scholarship really made it possible for me to attend this totally awesome camp, so thankyouthankyouthankyou!!


Scholarship Recipients - 2005

We were thrilled to receive 50 scholarship applications in April. Last year we received only 30. Of course, it’s always difficult to decide who should receive assistance. We agonize, argue passionately for students who touch our hearts in some way, and finally reach a consensus on who gets a scholarship, and who we are unable to help. We walk a delicate line trying to balance merit with need, those who have the advantage of lessons versus those who have potential but perhaps can’t afford private lessons, or with students who we know would flourish with the opportunity to have an experience at camp, but perhaps are not yet very proficient technically on their instruments. Still, everyone who listens to the tapes feels an amazing sense of accomplishment that our organization is able to help so many students. We, and you, do make a difference in these kids’ lives.

We are very excited to announce that we awarded $16,690 in scholarship to 36 students for the 2005 summer. Congratulations to them all.
 

Morey's Music Store Scholarship

 

 

 

Advanced Scholarships

 

 

Lucy Ford

violin

Gr. 10

Poly High - Long Beach

 

Teal Flanigan

clarinet

Gr. 11

Coast Union High - Cambria

Katherine Stowe

bassoon

8

Hoover Middle - Long Beach

 

Rosanne Posslenzny

violin

11

Poly High - Long Beach

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Anzelmo

trumpet

10

Mariposa County Independent Learning School - Mariposa

David Schechter Scholarship

 

 

 

Jacqueline Dennis

cello

10

Lakewood

Uyen Sou

bari sax

7

Holland Middle - Baldwin Park

 

Alexander Ling

violin

10

Mission Viejo High - Mission Viejo

Jesse Dalton

percussion

8

Fulton Middle - Fountain Valley

 

Kelly Quibin

violin

9

Poly High - Long Beach

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Feldman

violin

9

Burroughs High - Ridgecrest

Robert Simmergren Scholarship

 

 

 

Victory Terry

violin

9

Wilson High - Long Beach

Cameron Ford

violin

5

Buffum Elementary - Long Beach

 

Dana Banh

flute

9

Stanford Middle - Long Beach

Jennifer Endeman

cello

5

home schooled - Lake Arrowhead

 

Robert Paprocki

clarinet

8

Warm Springs Middle - Murrieta

 

 

 

 

 

Brent Edwards

viola

8

Monroe K-8 - Lakewood

Larry A. Evans Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marston Litvinsky

clarinet

8

El Rancho Middle - Anaheim

 

Intermediate Scholarships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwight Parker

trumpet

8

McAuliffe Middle - Los Alamitos

Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship

 

 

Sheridan Riley

cello

7

DeMille Middle - Long Beach

Connie Cun

clarinet 7

 

Holland Middle - Baldwin Park

 

Kaleb Long

violin

7

Cubberley K-8 - Long Beach

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Endeman

cello

7

Lake Arrowbear Christian - Lake Arrowhead

Robert Collins Scholarship

 

 

 

Jimmy Ford

violin

7

Stanford Middle - Long Beach

Getchen Dobschutz

choral - alto

10

Murrieta Valley High - Murrieta

 

Amy Lumley

violin

7

Stanford Middle - Long Beach

 

 

 

 

 

Ivan Cervantes

percussion

7

Holland Middle - Baldwin Park

Brian C. Reynolds Scholarship

 

 

 

Josh Rice

alto sax

7

Warm Springs Middle - Murrieta

Brooke Parker

violin

10

Poly High - Long Beach

 

Jesus Mora

tenor sax

7

Holland Middle - Baldwin Park

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen Cassel

viola

6

LGE - Crestline

Walter Norwick Scholarship

 

 

 

Jennie Priolo

violin

6

Lake Gregory Elem - Crestline

Elyse Jones

viola

6

Rogers Middle - Long Beach

 

Savannah Ruiz

flute

6

Rogers Middle - Long Beach

 

 

 

 

 

Corbin Dobschutz

clarinet

6

Thompson Middle - Murrieta

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Runyon

bass clarinet

6

Holland Middle - Baldwin Park

Special Scholarships

There are several special scholarships awarded each year. Our most prestigious awards are the Morey’s Music Store Scholarship and the David L. Schechter Memorial Scholarship. Each year for the last 19 years, Morey’s Music Store has donated the equivalent of two full scholarships to the two-week sessions. The recipients are the most outstanding string players who apply that year. This scholarship is based primarily on merit.

David L. Schechter was a student at Fulton Middle School in Fullerton when he was tragically killed in a car accident. His parents set up a scholarship fund in his memory because David loved attending Arrowbear. Each year, two full scholarships to a two-week session are awarded in his memory. One recipient is selected from our applicants for scholarships. The other is always awarded to a music student at David’s school. The recipients are outstanding wind or brass players who also have financial need.

The Robert Simmergren Scholarship honors the memory of Bob Simmergren who taught music in Long Beach Unified for many years and was often on the staff at Arrowbear. We select two recipients each year. One recipient is always a violinist, and the other is awarded to a wind or brass player. This scholarship is based on both merit and financial need.

Larry Evans attended Arrowbear in the 1950s. Several years ago he established the Larry A. Evans Scholarship. This scholarship is a three-fourths scholarship to a two-week session. It is awarded to a wind or brass player who has both strong merit and financial need.

In 2002, Gary Wrench and his sister, Marilyn Wrench Boccuzi, generously established the Newton and Elsie Wrench Scholarship in memory of their parents who were involved with Arrowbear beginning in the early years of the camp. Newt’s first exposure to camp was in 1947 when he was a volunteer truck driver on the weekends that camp began or ended. Elsie helped in the kitchen and even stayed at camp entire summers as a regular assistant to Mrs. Ohlendorf. Newt helped with the construction of many of Arrowbear’s current buildings. This scholarship is awarded to a wind or string planer entering grades 7 - 12. It provides at least one-half the cost of the session attended.

The Robert Collins Scholarship honors a lifetime of dedication by a man who was the head choral teacher at Long Beach Poly High School from 1959-1969. He was an important figure in the California choral community in the 60s and 70s. He also taught at Long Beach State (CSULB), Long Beach City College, and UCLA. Many choral students benefitted from Robert Collins’ commitment to choral music. His son, David Collins, is an Arrowbear alumnus and established the scholarship in his dad’s memory in 2003. This scholarship is a full scholarship to the Choral Session, or if no choral students apply, it is awarded to an instrumentalist.

Our most recent permanent scholarship will be awarded this summer for the first time in memory of Brian C. Reynolds who died tragically in August 2004 during a hike with the Sierra Club. Brian was a camper and counselor at Arrowbear in the 80s and early 90s. Brian had a positive attitude about life and enjoyed the great outdoors immensely. This scholarship will be awarded to a bass player. If no bass players apply, then it will be awarded to a string player entering grades 6 - 12.


Scholarship Recipients - 2004

Our scholarship committee met in April to listen to scholarship applications. As always, it was difficult to decide who to select. We heard many students with great potential who don’t have the benefit of lessons or attend schools that don’t have much of a music program. Nearly all of the families who applied are struggling financially as well and truly can’t afford to send a child to camp without help. Through your generosity, twenty-six students received a total of $12,390 in scholarship help. We are pleased to announce the following 2004 recipients. Congratulations to them all.

 

Morey Scholarships

 

 

 

Additional Recipients

 

 

Eric Fiero

trumpet

Long Beach

 

Karen Peters

cello

Long Beach

Brooke Parker

violin

Los Alamitos

 

Craig Anzelmo

trumpet

Mariposa

 

 

 

 

Teal Flannigan

clarinet

Cambria

Schechter Scholarships

 

 

 

Jacqueline Dennis

cello

Lakewood

Kenji Claudio

sax

Fountain Valley

 

Jarrod Fasching

trumpet

Glendale

Blake Hannigan

sax

Long Beach

 

Lucy Ford

violin

Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Kelly Quibin

violin

Long Beach

Evans Scholarship

 

 

 

Casey Stockstill

flute

Fontana

Toshi Chun

trumpet

Long Beach

 

Mitchell Feldman

violin

InyoKern

 

 

 

 

Robert Paprocki

clarinet

Murrieta

Wrench Scholarship

 

 

 

Elise McCallum

sax

Seal Beach

Ray Bazz

trumpet

Long Beach 

 

Annie Rittenhouse

clarinet

Highland

 

 

 

 

Joseph Dove

trumpet

Long Beach

Simmergren Scholarships

 

 

 

Neil Fasching

flute

Glendale

Antonio Reyna

trumpet

Long Beach

 

Amy Lumley

violin

Long Beach

Cameron Ford

violin

Long Beach

 

Lauren Myers

violin

Lakewood

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Ford

violin

Long Beach

Collins Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Flint 

flute

Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Many, many thanks to an anonymous donor who called after the list of scholarship recipients was published in the Spring Newsletter. This person asked how many students we were unable to help and how much we needed to meet their needs. The check arrived in less than a week. The families were stunned to find out their children could attend Camp after all due to this person’s generosity. It warms the heart to know there are still many wonderful people out there who want to help others.

We thought you might like to read one of the thank you letters we received from a recipient:

Thank you for this scholarship. I’ll work even harder for my father and private teacher, Darren Mulder. The reason I got this scholarship was for the people that supported me. Those people are my aunts, uncle, grandparents, brothers, mom, dad, and music teachers.

I know I will enjoy going to camp this summer. I will work hard at camp. I know I will grow as a musician because I will be around musicians that are older and better than me and I will be playing music that is very challenging for me.

I can’t thank you enough for this great opportunity and for this scholarship.

 

 

 

Antonio Reyna

 


Fall 2003 Scholarship News

Our 2003 scholarship recipients had a wonderful time at camp this summer. We received some thank you letters we'd like to share with you since you are the ones who really deserve the thanks. Their heartfelt letters say it all.

Dear AMA

Thank you so much for the scholarship. I don't think that I would be able to attend camp this summer without it. I am so excited to be going to Arrowbear this summer. My mom and my grandmother are also excited for me to attend the same camp that they were able to go to. I will be the third generation in my family to go to Arrowbear. I am looking forward to meeting new friends and learning so much about music this summer. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity. I am sure that I will remember this summer at Arrowbear for many years.

LeighAnn Buckner


Dear AMA

I am overjoyed that you consider my musical potential worthy of a scholarship, and I am privileged to have received it. To attend Arrowbear Music Camp, which your scholarship now allows me to do, means very much to me and the musical career I wish to pursue. I will work diligently to make sure that whatever happens at camp will be worth what has been contributed to the scholarship for which my family and I thank you all very much.

Erica Solano


Dear AMA

Thank you so much for awarding me the scholarship so that I may attend Arrowbear this year. You all have been a wonderful, magnificent help to me by supporting my summer goals. I assure you that the money will not go to waste and also that I will be the best camper up there. I will make you proud of giving me this honor. A million thanks again (but even that isn't enough).

Nailah Conner


Dear AMA

I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am for this scholarship! I wanted to go so bad, but didn't think that I'd be able to. Thanks to your scholarship I now can attend the camp that I've always dreamed of going to. I am soooo happy and excited. I just can't wait to see what it's like at Arrowbear. All of my friends that have gone said that it was the BEST camp ever, so I can't wait to go. Again, thank you so much. 

A Very Thankful Musician,
Julie Flint

Scholarship News 2003

In April, the Scholarship Committee met and listened to tapes from 41 applicants. Your donations resulted in 26 students receiving scholarships totaling $10,960!! There is so much need out there. It made us feel good to help so many and yet frustrated that we had to send regret letters to students we would have liked to help. Our congratulations to this year's recipients.


Morey Scholarships

 

 

 

Additional Recipients

 

 

Karen Peters

cello

Long Beach

 

Erica Solano

viola

Long Beach

Teal Flanigan

clarinet

Cambria

 

Nailah Conner

cello

Bellflower

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Wallin

flute

Los Angeles

Schechter Scholarships

 

 

 

Jacqueline Dennis

cello

Lakewood

Rachel Carpentier

flute

Harmony

 

Elizabeth Oka

violin

Monrovia

Alex Artinger

percuss

Fountain Valley

 

Elizabeth Gertes

flute

Adelanto

 

 

 

 

Cameron Glover

violin

Lake Elsinore

Evans Scholarship

 

 

 

LeighAnn Buckner

clarinet

Redding

Toshi Chun

trumpet

Orange

 

Nikki Terry

violin

Long Beach

 

 

 

 

Lucy Ford

violin

Long Beach

Wrench Scholarship

 

 

 

Kelly Quibin

violin

Long Beach

Megan Pancost

flute

Glendale

 

Stephanie Brown

violin

Ridgecrest

 

 

 

 

Julie Flint

flute

Long Beach

Simmergren Scholarships

 

 

 

Elise McCallum

cello

Seal Beach

Thomas Chun

violin

Cerritos

 

Akemi Leung

violin

Pasadena

Dana Banh

flute

Long Beach

 

Neil Fasching

flute

Glendale