Williamsport Music club honors Loyalsock musician

Williamsport Music club honors Loyalsock musician

The Williamsport Music Club has chosen trumpeter David Hutchinson, son of Rebecca and Matthew Hutchinson, as the recipient of the $1,500 Budd Memorial Scholarship.

The award is given to a high school senior who plans to continue their education and major in music. The Budd Memorial Scholarship is funded by contributions from members of the Williamsport Music Club, former winners and music lovers.

Auditions were held digitally and a panel of three judges, Daniel Hall, of Lycoming College; Eric Hinton, of Susquehanna University; and Todd Kendall, of Williamsport Area High School, listened to the auditions.

A senior at Loyalsock Township High School, David has played the trumpet since he was 10. He first tried playing percussion in the band and it was then that Aegina Leidhecker, a retired music teacher from Donald E. Schick Elementary School, suggested that the trumpet would be a better fit.

David heard about the competition from his instrumental teacher Ryan Bulgarelli, of Loyalsock Township High School. David plans to attend Penn State University and major in music education, a news release said.

The young musician has had experience playing with the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra, Loyalsock Township Lancer Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Sock Jazz Band, Musical Theater Orchestra, Maroon Brass Quintet and at festivals, including the Lycoming County Band Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association

He has received several prizes and awards from Pennsylvania State University Honors Music Institute, the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Music Educators Central Region Orchestra and Region 14 Band, Cavalcade of Band Champion, Tri-M Music Honor Society and was a Young Artist Competition finalist.

Other school activities he enjoys includes Odyssey of the Mind; Model UN/ConCon; Future Business Leaders of America; FUSE Student Ministries, a program run by First United Methodist Church; Scholastic Scrimmage; and is a member of the National Honor Society.

The Williamsport Music Club hopes to hold a June meeting at the Pine Street United Methodist Church where David will perform his audition piece, “Sonata VIII” by Arcangelo Corelli accompanied by Kristin Ivers. Presenting the award to will be Mitzi Burget and Doris Teufel, co-chairs of the scholarship committee.

The Williamsport Music Club is a member of the National Federation of Music Club and Pennsylvania Federation Music Clubs.


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