YSU Pep Band invites high school musicans to join them

YOUNGSTOWN–The Youngstown State University Pep Band invites high school musicians to join them at Jam the Gym on Saturday, Jan. 25 as the men’s basketball team takes on the Phoenix of Green Bay at Beeghly Center.

Check-in, rehearsal and lunch begins at 11 a.m. Students will then perform with the YSU Pep Band and attend the men’s basketball game from 1:20 to 4 p.m. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.

High school students in grades nine through 12 are invited to perform with the YSU Basketball Pep Band during the game. Both individual students or groups of students are welcome to attend and perform, but registration is required.

Each student will receive a YSU Basketball Pep Band long-sleeve T-shirt, pizza dinner with fellow musicians highlighted by remarks from President Jim Tressel, and a free ticket to the basketball game. Participants may purchase discounted game tickets for family and friends.

A two-hour professional development certification is available for high school band directors who attend and bring a group of students.

A detailed schedule and instructions will be emailed upon completion of the registration link at http://ysubands.org/marching–pride.

More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.

Scholarships offered to Juvenile Diabetes patients

STRUTHERS– Twenty-four years ago, Thomas J. Seefred of Struthers created the Thomas J. Seefred Trust. It is a perpetual fund that will award scholarships up to $3,000 each to college students between 18 and 25 years of age who are suffering from Juvenile Diabetes.

The college student must be successfully completing a standard curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited junior college, college or university. Current high school students are not eligible. This scholarship is open to Ohio residents with preference given to qualified applicants from Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. All scholarships will be awarded by the Trust and will be based on academic promise, personal statement, recommendations, and financial need.

Applications can be printed from the Trust’s website at www.seefredtrust.org. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified after July 1, 2020.

For information contact Karen Leetch at 330-540-3551.


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