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The Doug Saxton Memorial Scholarship

The Tualatin Valley Community Band established the Doug Saxton Memorial Scholarship Fund in 1997.  This scholarship honors the Band's first board president, and serves as a memorial to Band members who were taken from us.

Doug Saxton was a founding member of the band in the clarinet section, and served as board president until his passing in 1997.  Kara Zander was a young clarinet player just starting her adult life until a tragic accident in 2002.

Doug was a strong believer in education, and Kara was on her way to becoming a teacher.  We feel that this scholarship is the most appropriate way we can keep the memory of our friends alive.

The Saxton Memorial Scholarship is open to anyone who:

  • Is a graduating high school senior,
  • Is a member, past member, or son or daughter of a member of the TVCB, or is a member of the Tigard HS or Tualatin HS band and recommended by the band director,
  • Is currently participating in a music program,
  • Plans to attend college in the fall,
  • Has demonstrated an ongoing interest in music, and
  • Expresses a desire to continue an interest in music.

Grades are a minor consideration.  Financial need is not a consideration.  The decisions of the scholarship committee are final.