Keep the Music Alive Bursary

**Cancelled due to Covid-19** We look forward to receiving your applications next season.

“Keep The Music Alive” (KTMA) is an initiative of the Sackville Community Band Society (SCBS). Most musicians in SCBS learned to play their instruments in Junior and Senior High School.  The Society is committed to helping the musicians of tomorrow by financially supporting young concert band musicians in the province of Nova Scotia. 

The Sackville Community Band Society has established an annual bursary for concert band students attending Nova Scotia Junior and Senior High Schools.  The Society will present up to four $250 bursaries (subject to available funding) to students demonstrating the desire and potential to succeed within the genre of traditional concert band music.  Announcement of winners and presentation of awards will be made at an annual KTMA Concert.  Time and location of the concert will be announced on the Society’s website ( and through other media sources. 

The “Keep the Music Alive” Bursary may be used to support activities such as (but not limited to): 

  • Instrument rental or purchase for students acquiring a better instrument in order to reach their musical potential; 
  • Financial assistance for Grade 12 students heading to university to attend an instrumental music program; 
  • Assistance for students to attend advanced study sessions, seminars and workshops with professional musicians; 
  • Assistance for students attending advanced band programs or camps; and 
  • Other band related musical initiatives as they arise. 

The Sackville Community Band Society is a registered charitable organizationSupporters of the “Keep The Music Alive” fund will be provided receipts for tax purposes. 

2019 Winners

Caito Macdonald- Prince Andrew High School, Dartmouth
Cora Cameron – Citadel High School, Halifax
Tyson Walsh- Millwood High School, Sackville
Roslyn George- New Glasgow Academy, New Glasgow

2018 Winners

Caitlin Ahern – Prince Andrew High School, Dartmouth
Cora Cameron – Citadel High School, Halifax
Breton Hickey – Glace Bay High School, Glace Bay
Arlene Johnson – Prince Andrew High School, Dartmouth