SBO's 2015 Essay Scholarship Contest

SBO's 2015 Essay Scholarship Contest

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School Band & Orchestra 15th annual scholarship competition for music students in grades four to 12 is now open. Since its inception, the SBO Essay Scholarship Contest has awarded more than $280,000 in scholarship funds and music products to 140 students and their school programs. To enter, students need to submit an essay of 250 words or less on the following subject:

"How does your music class prepare you for life?"

Submissions can be entered online here or by mail to:


SBO Essay Contest

C/O School Band & Orchestra magazine

6000 South Eastern Ave., #14-J

Las Vegas, NV 89119


For those entering by mail, please be sure to include your full name, age, instrument, grade level, school (w/ address), band/orchestra director's name and contact info, and the name of your favorite music store. 

All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2014.