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Malcolm Helm Memorial Endowed Scholarship


img In 1993, TBA, instrumental music education, and Texas bands suffered a great loss with the passing of Malcolm Helm. Malcolm was a friend and colleague to many. Long after becoming ill, he continued to serve his beloved profession tirelessly with the same uncompromising commitment to service and excellence exhibited throughout an illustrious 23-year career. TBA's Executive Board established the Malcolm Helm Memorial Endowed Scholarship to be supported by an endowment funded by donations from friends and colleagues.

For Contributors

The Malcolm Helm Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded during the TBA Convention/Clinic. The recipient will be an outstanding undergraduate wind or percussion player, who is majoring in instrumental music education at a college or university within the state of Texas.

Your tax-deductible contribution will go far in helping this worthwhile effort grow as it assists outstanding prospective teachers at the collegiate level.

This contribution is tax deductible.

To make a contribution simply fill out the form below and mail it along with your enclosed payment to the address below:

Malcolm Helm Contribution Form (Click here for link)

Be sure to make all checks payable to:
Malcolm Helm Memorial Fund

Be sure to mail all checks to:
Texas Bandmasters Association
1002 Central Parkway South
San Antonio, Texas 78232

For Applicants

$4000 Awarded Annually To A Texas College Student Who:

  • Attended high school in Texas
  • Is a wind or percussion instrumentalist who participated in her/his high school band
  • Is majoring in Music Education
  • Plans to teach band in Texas
  • Has completed a minimum of 60 hours toward their degree
  • Maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Scholarship awarded based on:

  • Musical accomplishments and contributions
  • Academic accomplishments
  • Potential for success in the teaching profession
  • Personal qualifications

For Any Questions / Comments Contact:

Roland Sandoval

Application Requirements

You MUST complete and return
ALL of the following requirements for your scholarship application to be considered:

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by midnight
  • Please note that submitted materials will not be returned
  • Complete the online application (Click here for link)
  • Use the convenient Uploader Application (Click here for link) to submit the following:
    • Three letters of recommendation (Click here for a blank template)
    • A copy of your college transcript
    • A resume
    • A short essay or personal statement that speaks to the following:
      • Your intention to apply for the scholarship
      • Educational, musical and extracurricular activities
      • Other pertinent information that may help determine your potential

2018 Malcolm Helm Scholarship Recipient - Taylor Gaskins

The Texas Bandmasters Association Board of Directors congratulates Taylor Gaskins as the recipient of the 2018 Malcolm Helm Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Taylor was recognized at the 2018 TBA Active & Retired Member Luncheon and Business Meeting where she was presented the $4000 scholarship.