BayFest Scholarship Program
The annual program teaches High School students about the music industry
These talented High School students are from Mobile and Baldwin Counties and had an opportunity to learn about the music industry from experts during the free BayFest Music Industry Education program on Saturday, September 21, at the Mobile Civic Center. The winning students submitted their applications and video auditions in order to be considered.
The BayFest Music Industry Education Program is open to all high school students and gives participants an opportunity to meet music industry representatives who talk about the business side of playing and writing music as well as touring. Each scholarship awarded will allow students to purchase instruments, equipment and even music lessons.
Scholarship applications were scored based on whether the person attended the education program, their talent, music theory, tone and clarity and "star factor."
Winners will also benefit from a continued mentoring program formed by the BayFest Music Scholarship Committee members and volunteers. Music professionals will be available to the students throughout the year.
As of today, a total of $85,000 has been given out in $1,000 scholarships, see below for our most deserving and talented winners!
Jake Alvis Marchand
Matthew E. Robinson
Kaley Alexis Mallette
Walter (Logan) Pouncey
E. Macy Colquette
Anthony R. Lopez