Are you continuing to serve your community, but could use some assistance?
Are you seeking financial assistance for a project that would positively impact the community and promote the Sorority?
The TBSAA offers grants to Association members in the following categories:
2018 TBSAA Grant:
Grant amount: $750
Application/proposal deadline: April 1, 2018
The Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipient of the 2017 TBSAA Grant: Sara Knapp, alumna of the Iota Psi chapter at Kennesaw State University.
Sara currently serves as the band director at Calhoun Middle School in Calhoun, Georgia. She also serves as Assistant Director of the Calhoun High School Marching Band.
Sara’s grant proposal requested financial assistance to initiate a mariachi band program. Sara’s grant proposal identified three key benefits to adding such a program for her school:
- creating the first school program (co-curricular or extracurricular) that reflects Hispanic culture
- involved families and communities in school activities
- introducing non-Hispanic students to a new aspect of musical repertoire and culture
The 2016 TBSAA Grant recipient was Jennifer Villarreal, alumna of the Beta Zeta chapter at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Jennifer is the district flute instructor in Roma Independent School District in Texas, and teaches at Roma High School, Roma Middle School, and Ramiro Barrera Middle School.
Jennifer’s grant proposal sought to assist alleviate the cost of bringing a clinician to the district for the Fall 2016 Semester. Being 4 hours away from the closest metropolitan area, the Roma band program lacks in direct, regular contact with the available band professionals. The TBSAA’s grant will assist provide funding for a clinician to travel to South Texas and help her students become better musicians.
The 2015 TBSAA Grant recipient was Sarah Cox, alumna of the Epsilon Kappa chapter at UCLA. Sarah works with the Harmony Project, a non-profit music education organization in Los Angeles. As part of her grant proposal, Sarah plans to use the grant funding to help The Music Library and Instrument Tune-Up program supporting over 200 students who associated with the Harmony Project. The grant will go toward purchasing new sheet music & scores and repairing old & damaged instruments.