Schol­ar­ship to help lo­cals’ mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion

Myrtleford Times - - Letters To The Editor -

THE re­sults of the in­au­gu­ral David Vigo Mu­sic Schol­ar­ship were an­nounced at in­ter­val dur­ing the an­nual Mt Beauty & Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Band re­cently.

The schol­ar­ship was the brain-child of Alpine Ra­dio’s Fay Ma­son, who put to­gether sev­eral suc­cess­ful fundrais­ing events which cul­mi­nated in the evening’s pre­sen­ta­tion.

Kitty Vigo of Ta­wonga South said that she was very touched that the com­mit­tee had cho­sen to name the schol­ar­ship af­ter her hus­band David, a suc­cess­ful en­tre­pre­neur who died in June 2016.

“David loved mu­sic and he loved this town and he loved to en­cour­age young mu­si­cians,” she said.

Ap­pli­cants were ex­pected to demon­strate, com­mit­ment en­thu­si­asm and pas­sion for their mu­sic, and also show that in­tan­gi­ble X fac­tor which makes a good per­former.

Judges Rose Sex­ton, Dennis Cartwright and Scotty Graham, with ad­vi­sor Braam De Vil­liers said that they had great dif­fi­culty de­cid­ing be­tween the ap­pli­cants, but that win­ner Tame­hana Pahina showed in­nate mu­si­cal­ity and ded­i­ca­tion to his mu­sic ca­reer.

Tame­hana, who plays key­board, sax­o­phone and gui­tar and also sings, re­ceived $2000 which will be used to fur­ther his mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion.

Run­ner up was Dy­lan Cos­griff (per­cus­sion) who re­ceived $500 and the en­cour­age­ment award went to Clancy Rose­warne (vi­o­lin and ukulele), who re­ceived $200.

Ms Ma­son thanked ev­ery­one who had sup­ported the com­mit­tee’s fundrais­ing ef­forts.

“I es­pe­cially want to thank the ran­dom donors who just handed me money in the street,” she said.

BUD­DING MU­SI­CIANS: Kitty Vigo (right), spon­sor and sup­porter of the David Vigo Mu­sic Schol­ar­ship is shown with all the con­tenders for the top awards. Win­ner was Tame­hana Pahina (top, cen­tre), flanked by run­ner-up Dy­lan Cos­griff (left) and win­ner of the en­cour­age­ment award Clancy Rose­warne. In front are the re­main­ing con­tenders Heath Niedswiedzki, Si­enna Brewer and Henry and Ni­cholas Low. By TATE SPITERI

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