Posted on December 27th, 2022
Karina Howey is a polymath, carrying a double major at the University of Michigan in Nuclear Engineering and Percussion Performance, in addition to serving as on-field conductor of the Blue Stars for the past two competition seasons.
When not performing with the Mandarins as the Pit Section Leader, Kaitlyn Poulan lends her considerable talents to the Concert, Jazz and Marching Bands at Cal State Fresno.
Isabelle Maria (“Ibby”) Sonia spent last summer touring with the Spartans as their Drum Major. At Ohio State University, she performs with the Marching and Athletic Bands, balancing her dual majors in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
A music student “doubling” on related instruments like trumpet and French Horn is de rigueur, but Sophia Delgado’s Music Education Degree will feature recitals on both flute AND percussion. Meanwhile, she’s been sporting the Red, White and Black of the Hawthorne Caballeros.
Aside from contending for the “Over-Achiever’s Trophy”, what might these four young women have in common?
All of them are recipients of World Drum Corps Hall of Fame Scholarships, courtesy of the family of Lefty and Louise Mayer, the friends of the late Skyliners drum major Butch Anderson, and the generosity of the Associate Members of the WDCHOF.
The organization awarded the $500 scholarships based on the recommendation of its members, for the outstanding achievements of Sophia, Isabelle, Kaitlyn, and Karina, who were selected from among several deserving applicants. They were recognized at the recent annual Induction Ceremony, held in November at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
All Hall of Fame members, and indeed the entire Drum Corps community, congratulate these extraordinary performers and wish them continued success in their academic and professional endeavors. They represent the best and brightest and reflect all the positive values inherent within our beloved activity.
These scholarships are awarded annually by the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. For information and application process, visit wwww.wdchof.org and select “Scholarship Program”.
While you’re on the site, peruse the Membership list. You’ll find some notable “over-achievers” profiled there, too.
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