2014/15 Gleemen Grant Recipients Announced

In keeping with their commitment to support youth choirs in the Eugene/Springfield area and spread “The Sheer Joy of Singing!” – the Eugene Gleemen are proud to introduce the 2014/15 Gleemen Grant recipients.

Throughout the years the Eugene Gleemen have provided tens of thousands of dollars of assistance to youth choral groups, and this season presented three awards of $500 each to local high school choirs.

Ron Bush presenting a 2014-15 Gleemen Grant to Sheldon High School Choir Director, Nancy Anderson
Ron Bush presenting a 2014-15 Gleemen Grant to Sheldon High School Choir Director, Nancy Anderson

The Sheldon High School Dublinaires performed with the Eugene Gleemen at their 13th Annual Valentines Sweetheart Ball on February 14th at the Hilton Hotel in Eugene.  We are so glad to share the stage with such accomplished young performers and hope to plant the seeds early for a future career performing as a Eugene Gleeman!

Ron Bush presenting a 2014-15 Gleemen Grant to South Eugene High School Choir Director, Chris Dobson
Ron Bush presenting a 2014-15 Gleemen Grant to South Eugene High School Choir Director, Chris Dobson

Our next recipient was South Eugene High School, who as your read this are in New York getting ready to perform at the Choirs of America Nationals at Carnegie Hall!  We traveled to their final concert before leaving for the Big Apple and were proud to present them with a Gleemen Grant to help fund their trip.  Break a leg kids!

 

 

Dr. John Jantzi presenting a 2014-15 Gleemen Grant to Thurston High School Choir DIrector, Mark Huisenga
Dr. John Jantzi presenting a 2014-15 Gleemen Grant to Thurston High School Choir Director, Mark Huisenga

Our final recipient was Thurston High School, no stranger to the Eugene Gleemen who have a worked for many years with Mark Huisenga, their choral director.  Last year the Gleemen made an appearance at a Thurston High School choral performance and are pleased to continue our support for this program.