Scholarships and Awards

Percy Ironmonger Scholarship

Percy Ironmonger was the first Band Director at Tabb High School, and served in that capacity for over 20 years. Under his tutelage, the Tabb Tiger Band won numerous awards and high distinctions. The Tabb Tiger Band Parents offer college scholarship money in his name to a THS Band Program senior who exemplifies the pride, dedication, and commitment that were hallmarks of this award-winning Band Director.

The Percy Ironmonger Scholarship application is due in April of each school year. This is a $500 scholarship offered by the Tabb Tiger Band Parents (TTBP). If you are a graduating senior at THS who intends to continue music/guard participation and/or studies at either a two- or four-year community college or university, you may be eligible to apply for this award.

Applications for this year’s Percy Ironmonger Scholarship are due by 3:00 pm on Friday, April 21st, 2023 and should be submitted to the attention of Mrs. Shannon Lawrence in the THS Guidance Office.

The application is available under Publications and Forms”

Percy Ironmonger Scholarship Recipients

2022: Taran Gupta

2021: Anna Robinson

2019: Preyashi Prajapati

2018: Myles Baldwin

2017: Brooke Haselby

2016: Laine Elliott

2015: Evelyn Archer and Ralph Marinaro

2014: Noah Fotis and Justin Westfall

Ed Bland Music Scholarship

The Ed Bland Music Scholarship, set up to honor composer/filmmaker/record producer Ed Bland, announces that its award of $1,000 will be given to a graduating high school senior at the end of the 2019 school year.

High-school seniors who play an instrument (acoustic or electronic) and who plan to pursue a professional career in music are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Eligible students must be enrolled in one of the Hampton Roads high schools. Home-schooled students who meet the requirements are also eligible to apply.

The deadline for submission is to be announced. The application requirements are as follows:

  1. An audition CD of the applicant playing his or her instrument as follows: a. One 3-minute performance of an excerpt of a well-known musical composition, and b. One 3-minute performance of an improvised or original composition.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
  3. High school transcript.
  4. Proof of residency.
  5. A brief biography.
  6. Applicant’s artistic statement of career goals and plans.
  7. Acceptance letter from a higher education program, conservatory, or university.

Applications should be sent to: Osmund Music, P.O. Box 624, Smithfield, VA 23431.

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