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With the permission of the Rosander family, Vanguard has established an on-going Myron Rosander Memorial Scholarship for three current members of SCV or SCVC. Members with a minimum of one-year experience in either corps are eligible to apply each year. Based upon funding, three scholarships will be awarded annually, one for brass, one for percussion and one for color guard in either corps.
While the criteria for the scholarship is focused on need, character references, grades and service, we will also acknowledge dedication and passion for SCV, similar to what Myron demonstrated throughout his many years of teaching.
This scholarship is awarded to a veteran member of the SCV Percussion section with a minimum of one year of experience in Vanguard. The recipient will demonstrate the passion, positive attitude, loyalty, belief, humor and fearlessness which made SCV bass drummer Art Velarde unique, loved, and admired as a forever friend.
From an (Inner City LA) neighborhood, Art struggled to pay his tour fees, but was everything that exemplified an outstanding member of the Santa Clara Vanguard. On May 26, 1999, a tragedy took Art from this life, his friends and the corps.
The Art Velarde ‘Jonz’ Memorial Scholarship has been created by Art’s friends, to assist a financially struggling member of the Vanguard percussion section, who exemplifies the spirit of whom Art was to us all.