John and Barbara Henigbaum Scholarship

Established through a gift from Barbara Henigbaum and family, this award honors John Henigbaum’s service as Principal Horn with the Tri-City Symphony (now the Quad City Symphony Orchestra) and is intended to facilitate the summer education and study of up to two exceptional Quad City area brass students in grades 6 through 11.  

Scholarship Awards:
2  $425 scholarships (1 scholarship for grades 6-8, and 1 for grades 9-11)

2020 Award Recipients:
Sierra Craig, Grade 11, Davenport Central High School
Cy Sammons, Grade 6, Geneseo Middle School

2019 Award Recipients:
Cassandra Smith, Grade 10, Pleasant Valley High School
Owen Weimer, Grade 11, Bettendorf High School 

Scholarship Timeline:
The application period has passed. Please check back in spring 2021 for information on 2021 awards! 

1. Online Application Form
2. Band/Orchestra Teacher Recommendation Form
3. Between 3-5 minutes of a video recording that best represents your playing. (All-state and Honor Band excerpts encouraged)

Adjudication Process:
A committee of QCSO musicians will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
1. Strength of Application Essay/Recommendation.
2. Strength of Musicianship as demonstrated by the video recording.

Please Note:
*Students must indicate which concert band/orchestra camp they would like to attend.
*Students must be members of their school band program.
*Students without a teacher recommendation will not be considered.
*Preference is given to students who reside within a 30 mile radius of the Quad Cities. 
*Awards will be paid directly to the music camp of the student’s choice.

 CLICK HERE to download a PDF scholarship announcement. 

Henigbaum Scholarship Application 

Please fill out the form below completely. Your application is not complete until a recommendation form has been received by your band director.  Please see below for the recommendation form. 

Henigbaum Scholarship Application

  • Henigbaum Scholarship Essay Questions

  • Video Recording Submission

Henigbaum Scholarship Recommendation Form

  • Band Director Information

  • Recommended Student Information

  • Recommendation

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