2022 Scholarship REceipents
Justin Taylor & Paul Pugh
This year there many applications for the Bobcat Band scholarships. With so many qualified applicants, the committee chose to award two scholarships.
Paul Pugh has been a member of the Bobcat Band since the sixth grade. He has participated in all of the band ensembles offered at Burley High School. He has also been a member of the BHS Orchestra as well as the BHS Bel Cantos and the Men's Choir. Paul has been a member of the All-Northwest Orchestra and the Idaho All-State Orchestra. He has performed with the Magic Philharmonic and has been the Low-brass section leader for the Bobcat Band. Paul plays the Tuba, trombone and the cello. Paul will be attending Idaho State University in the Fall of 2022.
Justin Taylor Has been a member of the Bobcat band since the 7th grade and has participated in all of the offered band ensembles. He also is a member of the BHS Orchestra and the Magic Philharmonic. He placed 1st in the Idaho State Violin Solo competition, was horn section leader for the Bobcat Band and has been accepted into the Idaho State Civic Orchestra. He will be attending Idaho State University in the Fall of 2022.
2021 Scholarship REceipent
Jordan Christensen has been a percussionist for the Burley High School Bobcat Band. He has been Drum Captain his junior and senior years and played snare and bass drum as well as keyboard percussion in the marching band front ensemble. Jordan has lettered in band and is also an Eagle Scout. Jordan has also been active in the BHS Choral program as a member of the Bel Canto Choir. Jordan has a GPA of 3.45 and plans to attend Brigham Young University Idaho after a two year mission for his church. Jordan has commented that; "Band has given me a safe place to grow and improve my instrumental skills. I was pushed to my limits and was forced to grow to meet what was required of me. It wasn't easy at the time, but looking back it was exactly what I needed to improve. All in all, I would not be the person - leader or otherwise - I am today without the Burley Bobcat Band!" We are very proud of Jordan and are pleased to award the 2021 Bobcat Band Scholarship to him.
2020 Scholarship REceipent
Kaelan Rasmussen plays trumpet in the Burley High School Bobcat Band. He has a G.P.A. of 3.0. Kaelan has been a member of the Junior High Jazz Band, the Senior High Varsity Jazz Band, the Senior High JV Jazz band, BHS Concert Band, BHS Marching Band and the BHS Pep Band for football games and for basketball games. He has been the trumpet section leader for his senior year and was assistant trumpet section leader during his junior year. This Fall Kaelan plans to further his education at Idaho State University. Kaelan has been accepted into the Physical Therapist Program at ISU.
2019 Scholarship REceipent
Nathan plays the trombone, viola, piano and also sings. He has been a member of every instrumental ensemble that BJHS and BHS offers. He has also been active in the choral program at BHS, singing in several choral ensembles. Nathan plans on serving a mission for his church and then attending BYUI. The policy of the Bobcat Scholarship is to hold scholarships for a period of up to two years after a recipient has been awarded the scholarship. We're looking forward to Nathan's return.
2018 Scholarship REceipent
Cameron Plays saxophone, clarinet and euphonium
He has a 3.34 GPA and has been a member of all of the band classes available at BJHS & BHS
Cameron is a member of the BHS Bel Canto Choir, The BC Select Choir and The Men's Choir
He has received scholarship offers from the ISU and the CSI Music Departments
He is also the President of The BHS Tri-M, an organization of student musicians which is affiliated with
The National Association for Music Education
Cameron will be attending The College of Southern Idaho this fall after having accepted The CSI Presidential Music Scholarship