Each year a $500 scholarship is awarded by the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus to a graduating senior from any high school in the Mid-Columbia counties of Hood River, Klickitat, Skamania and Wasco.
Harmony of the Gorge Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International, the largest women’s musical organization in the world with nearly 21,000 members. We are dedicated to achieving musical quality in the area of barbershop and other a cappella harmony through education and performance.
Preference will be given to a student who has actively participated in music while in high school. The recipient of this scholarship will be paid directly by the Harmony of the Gorge Chorus after successful completion of one quarter or semester of college enrollment and proof of continued college enrollment.
Dear School Counselor or Scholarship Chairperson,
Download the application below for the 2019 Harmony of the Gorge Scholarship, and make as many copies as you need and give them to graduating seniors.
Our yearly deadline for receiving the application (postal stamp) is April 15th.
Mail applications to:
Harmony of the Gorge Chorus, P.O. Box 935, Hood River, OR 97031
Lizz O’Bannon, Chairperson, phone 253-222-3562, email: Lizz@obannon.net
Cesar Robles - 2019
Cesar Robles is our 2019 Scholarship recepient. He participated in music of various kinds at Columbia High School in White Salmon, including pep, concert, and marching bands, along with jazz combos and big band groups. He has been involved with acapella groups and a small rock band at busks (public place entertaining). Notably, Cesar qualified for the top-tier jazz group as a Freshman. He has played bass guitar, trumpet, double bass, tuba, piano and the guitarron (with the Columbia Mariachi Band).
He has served his school as group and section leader and has arranged several stand tunes each year.
He participated in Solo and Ensemble Competition as both a duo and a trio member.
He has received multiple honors for his musical work: the individual Maestro Award at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival in San Francisco and nominations for the Mid-Columbia Honor Band (3 years).
Cesar will be pursuing a degree in engineering for fully intends to honor his musical heritage throughout college and when he enters the professional work world.