Milton student receives band scholarship

MILTON – Samantha Hoffman from Milton Area High School was awarded the 2013 Tournament of Bands Chapter 4 scholarship on Oct. 19 at the TOB Chapter 4 Championships at Berwick High School.

Hoffman a senior, is an accomplished flutist who has excelled on and off the marching band field. According to band director Brett Hosterman, Samantha has attended various honors festivals including various District and Region Bands, the Susquehanna Valley Band, the Susquehanna University Honors Band and Wind Institute, and the Tournament of Bands All-Star Band.

Tournament of Bands Chapter 4 represents bands from the “Greater Susquehanna Valley.” Scholarships are awarded each year and are funded by the sales of Chapter 4 T-shirts that are sold at each of the band competitions held in Chapter 4. Scholarship applicants are annonomously reviewed by area educators and administrators who select an annual winner.

Hoffman plans to attend West Chester University in the fall of 2014 to major in mathematics and actuarial science.