Last year we partnered with Rachel Bertoni who started a scholarship fund called “The Bill Perry Scholarship Fund” in honor of Bill Perry, a Chester NY native who died in July 2007. The purpose of the scholarship is to help keep Bill’s name alive. MFH is providing matching funds and will administer and grant this Scholarship each year. You may apply online.
We are happy to announce that the first "Music For Humanity Bill Perry Scholarship" (the first MFH scholarship) was awarded Sunday July 27, 2008 at the Bertoni Gallery in Sugar Loaf. The scholarship was given to Kelly Vandemark, a Chester Academy graduate.
The Second Music for Humanity Bill Perry Scholarship will be awarded on Sunday July 26, 2009 at the Bertoni Gallery. Bill Perry Day is simply a wonderful event especially for Blues fans. It runs all afternoon on Sunday July 26th in the sculpture garden outside Bertoni Gallery in Sugar Loaf NY. Here's a breakdown of the day:
*July 26, 2009*
2nd Annual BILL PERRY DAY
Opening Ceremony 12:30 p.m.
Dan Brother Band 1-2:30p.m.
Budweiser Bob and Outside Don 2:40-3:15p.m.
Reddan Brothers 3:30-5p.m.
Scholarship Award Ceremony 5:15p.m.