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Financial ASSISTANCE

While we are very proud of our financial assistance program, the paramount reason for involvement with the CCU Bands should always be the love of the activity - not the money! If your first question when considering membership is - "If I play in the band, how much do I get?" - then the CCU Band Program is not the right place for you.

 

Members of the CCU Band Program who are enrolled full time at Coastal Carolina University are eligible for two types of financial assistance as described below. Students will qualify for only one of the following awards. Chanticleer Band Program Awards and Participation Stipends are credited to the student's account at the end of each semester. In other words, you have to complete the requirements of the semester before being credited the award. All awards that require participation prior to being credited to the student's account will show on Webadvisor as an award with an 'E' action status. This allows the student to see the award pending and the Financial Aid Office to budget the award in their account. The Bursar's Office does not see awards with an 'E' status, so these awards will not show on any bills.

 

If you are a music major, please follow this link to learn more about music scholarships.

 


 

PARTICIPATION STIPENDS
If you are a full time Coastal Carolina University student and enrolled in the appropriate course, you will automatically receive a stipend for participating in the Spirit of the Chanticleer in the amount of $240 for the fall semester only. A limited number of Symphonic and Jazz Band stipends are available at the discretion of the directors in the amount of $240 per semester. There are no auditions necessary for these awards, but you must be enrolled in the appropriate course.

 

In order to be awarded the Participation Stipend, you must meet the following criteria:

  • attend all required functions as assigned.

  • meet criteria as established in the syllabus of the ensemble.

  • Students must be enrolled full time at Coastal Carolina University, enrolled in the appropriate course and may be declared as any major.

  • Note: Recipients of the Chanticleer Band Program Award are not eligible to receive other Participation Stipends.

     


     

    CHANTICLEER BAND PROGRAM AWARD
    The Chanticleer Band Program Award is an audition only award for marching band members. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:

     

  • Students must be accepted to CCU and perform an audition with the Director of Bands or his designee.

  • In addition to marching band participation, students must perform in a Spring ensemble. Spring ensemble assignment will be at the discretion of the Director of Bands.

  • Students must satisfactorily complete all course requirements as stated in the CCU Marching Band Handbook and Spring ensemble syllabus in order to qualify for renewal.

  • Students must be enrolled full time at Coastal Carolina University, enrolled in the appropriate course and may be declared as any major.

  • Students must satisfactorily complete all course requirements as stated in the CCU Marching Band Handbook and Spring ensemble syllabus in order to qualify for renewal.

  • The amount of the scholarship the first year will be $1,000 ($500 per semester) and it is not automatically renewable. Renewal is at the discretion of the Director of Bands and is based on instrumentation needs and merit. Students that are selected for renewal in their second year will receive $1,250 for the year and students selected for third and forth year awards will receive $1,500 each year. Note: Recipients of the Chanticleer Band Program Award are not eligible to receive the Marching Band Participation Stipend.

     


     

    HOW TO AUDITION

    Brass & Woodwinds may audition in person or by submitting a sound file (preferably mp3) via email to:
    Winds: bands@coastal.edu
    Percussion: jwillis@coastal.edu


    or CD mailed to:
    CCU Band Office
    Financial Assistance Auditions
    PO Box 261954
    120 Winyah Road
    Conway, SC 29528-6054

    Audition materials will be as follows:

  • All Major Scales
  • Sight Reading
  • Prepared piece (3-4 minutes)
  • Bring a copy of your prepared piece (photocopies are permitted)
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    For email submission, please include your contact information, instrument/voice, and the name & publisher of the music on the recording. If you mail a CD, please include a letter of introduction which includes your contact information and instrument/voice and a copy of the music on the recording.

     

    If you are auditioning for Financial Assistance as a music major, that audition will also fulfill this audition as well.

     

    You must be accepted to CCU with financial aid application and FASFA on file prior to your audition. If you have not visited our Financial Assistance page, you may do so by clicking here.

     

    To schedule an audition in person, you must provide your name, instrument or voice, email address, phone number, and date you are requesting. Please contact Judy Dow (843-349-6480) to set up a time.

     

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