For 2018 the band awarded a $500 scholarship to Carlos Castro Mendoza. Carlos played euphonium with the SW Florida Concert Band for the full season and was featured on violin at the last  concert. He consistently set a positive example for the other students in his work ethic and attitude.

Carlos intends to attend FSW College in the fall of 2018 to pursue his passion and study music. The SW Florida Concert Band congratulates Carlos for his hard work and hopes to see him return to our group next season.

All Candidates must be music students in high school or studying music in college or university, and be a member of the Southwest Florida Concert Band. For further details please contact the scholarship administrator Scott Osler at