Archive for March, 2012

Audition Dates Announced for Pepsi-Cola Marching Band

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Auditions for the 2012 Erie County Fair Pepsi-Cola Marching Band will take place on Monday, April 30 from 6-8pm in the Grange Building on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.

All WNY high school students (grades 9-12) that play clarinet, flute, piccolo, saxophone, cymbals, trumpet, bass drum, snare drum, trombone, tuba, bells, French horn, sousaphone, mellophone, quads or euphonium and color guards are invited to try out for the 2012 season.

 Approximately 80 musicians will be accepted; students need to be available to play at various events during Erie County Fair, which runs August 8-19, including the Daily Parade and various events throughout the community in July and August.  There will also be rehearsals twice per week beginning in June.

Find an application online.  They are also available at all Erie County High School Music Departments or by calling Russ Marquart at 716-649-3900 ext. 403.  Applications must be submitted to Erie County Fair, Pepsi-Cola Marching Band, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075 by April 16, 2012.

The Fairgrounds in Hamburg will award $20,000 in Scholarships

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

High school seniors and/or college students can be awarded up to $20,000 total in scholarship money by the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) and Hamburg Casino.

 Applications are being accepted now through April 13, 2012. To qualify for an ECAS scholarship, students must be enrolling or already enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing studies in any, but not limited to the following fields: Agriculture, Agri-Business, Business/Liberal Arts, Ecology and Environmental Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Flora-culture, Home Economics/ Industrial Arts, Horticulture, Forestry & Natural Resources, or Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology.

Hamburg Casino is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing other fields of education and that have shown participation during the Erie County Fair. Fair participation can be obtained by entering in one of the many competitive exhibits and by participating in the Erie County Fair Marching Band as well as through various types of employment or activities.

Click here to download an application, or they are available in the Guidance Office of all area high schools, at various college Financial Aid Offices, as well as at the Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Office located at 21 South Grove Street in East Aurora. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, contact Russell L. Marquart, CFE at the Fair Office at 716-649-3900 ext. 403.