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Harold Kepler Music Scholarship

Fund Background: The fund was established in 1990 by Adelene Kepler in loving memory of her late husband who was the first band director at Century High School. Mr. Kepler began teaching music in 1949 and was the band director at Century High School from 1975 until his retirement in 1986. He was known to the Bismarck community as "Mr. Music". He directed the El Zagal Plainsmen, the Bismarck Elks Band, McCabe Methodist Church Choir, and was song leader for the Kiwanis Men's Club. He was a participant with State Legion Band and served on numerous music committees and organizations.

Eligibility Requirements: The scholarship will assist band students from Bismarck Century High School with one-half of the registration fee for the International Music Camp. The NDCF shall reimburse the Camp directly after the student has completed the course of study.

The selection criteria are as follows: Student must be an underclassman at Century High as of March 1; must plan to enroll with the band program the next school year; must be an active participant with the concert or prep band programs; and must have maintained a letter grade of an A or equivalent in band.

Applications accepted January 1 - April 1 only. Applications received outside of this window will NOT be accepted.

Return this form to:

Director of Bands at Century High School, 1000 E Century Ave, Bismarck, ND  58503

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