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30 March 3 - 16, 2012


Local scholars get aid from Gilbert Chamber


To help local youth afford college expenses, the Gilbert


Chamber of Commerce provides a scholarship program and upcoming scholarship fundraiser. High school seniors in the Gilbert Public Schools and


Higley Unified School District have until Thu., March 8 to apply for one of the scholarships awarded by the Gilbert Chamber as part of its scholarship program. Applications are now being accepted and will be awarded


to one senior at each local high school. Applicants should demonstrate enrollment in challenging coursework through- out high school with a grade point average at graduation of between 2.5 and 3.5. Scholarship funds will be raised at the organization’s third


annual Scholars Golf Tournament, sponsored by San Tan Ford, on Mon., May 14 at Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert. Individual golfer entry cost is $150; a foursome entry is


$600. All golf entries include a tournament golf shirt and other takeaways. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; a silent auction and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Several sponsorships are available ranging from $50 to


$2,000. The Chamber was able to award $3,600 in scholarships in


2011 and hopes to raise more than $5,000 for distribution this year. To submit a scholarship application or to participate in the


Scholars Golf Tournament, visit the Chamber’s website at www.gilbertaz.com or contact the Chamber at 480-892-0056.


Youth A variety of music camps and classes is


offered for area youth this summer at Music Maker Workshops in Ahwatukee. Preschool Piano and Kindermusik


Adventure Camp offers small-group piano and Kindermusik lessons for kids ages 3 to 6 years from 9:15 a.m. to noon June 4 to 7 or July 30 to Aug. 2. Friends and family are invited to an “open house” on the last day of camp. Cost is $120; if registering before May 1, cost is $99. The lesson book is $7.95. Snack is included. Morning Music Camp for kids ages 5 to 7


and 8 to 12 runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 11 to 14, July 16 to 19 or July 23 to 26. Students can design their own camp by choosing three activities from piano, guitar, voice, violin, drums or crafts. Beginners and advanced stu- dents welcome; students are put in their own age and ability groups. Students must be 6 years or older to choose guitar. Cost is $120; if registering before May 1, cost is $99. Snacks should be packed. A weekly Rock Band program is open to


musicians ages 8 to 16 years experienced in electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, horns and vocals. Meetings are held in the evenings from June 4 to July 27, with no class between


www.SanTanSun.com


Youth music camps hit right note for summer


June 25 and July 7; students must bring their own guitars, amps and cords. Students learn their favorite music and bands are formed according to music preference, age and ability. During the last week of camp students per- form a concert for friends and family. Cost is $120; if registering before May 1, cost is $99. Kids can also sign up for the Summer


Lesson Bootcamp & Master Music Program, a series of private lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, guitar, drums, flute or saxophone that runs Monday through Thursday for two or four consecutive weeks between May 29 and Aug. 4. Lessons are customized for each stu- dent and include daily assignments, theory, ear training, fluency and learning practice techniques. The program is designed for both beginner and advanced students; all summer students have the option to take lessons with a master teacher. Eight 30-minute lessons cost $150, or $180 with a master teacher; eight 60- minute lessons cost $300, or $360 with a mas- ter teacher. Music Maker Workshops is at 3233 E.


Chandler Blvd., Suite 2 in Phoenix. For more information or to register, visit


www.musicmakerworkshops.com or call 480- 706-1224.


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