The Concert Band of Cobourg has been encouraging young musicians for many years. Since 2007, the band has been sponsoring the Roland G White School Bursary.
The Band performs for 4 local elementary schools to promote the program to Grade 7 and 8 music students at CR Gummow PS, Dale Road PS, Terry Fox PS and Northumberland Christian School. A solo piece is chosen for audition and, working in conjunction with the school music teachers, the schools send their best candidates.
The Band hosts an Open House for all interested Grade 7 and 8s, where the students get to sit beside Band members for an evening of rehearsal.
Candidates audition in front of a panel of qualified Band members, many of whom are music teachers. The winner gets a fully paid week at National Music Camp, and performs with the Band at a Summer Concert in Victoria Park.