Keith Eide Memorial Scholarship


The North Cascades Concert Band Board of Directors is pleased to announce the annual Keith Eide Memorial Scholarship Award.  This scholarship is named for the founder and first conductor of our band. He was active in music beginning in  fifth grade, and performed as a professional musician for over 45 years. In 1994, he founded the North Cascades Concert Band, which he directed and performed in until his death . 

In the 25 years following the beginning of the band, a number of goals have been accomplished.  A core group of some 55 members, from British Columbia to Olympia has been recruited. In 1995 the NCCB was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization.  Our mailing list of patrons has grown to nearly 2,000  individuals. 

The NCCB has established a regular concert schedule, featuring a number of first rate soloists, including members of the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band.  The concert venues reach from Blaine to Marysville, including Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Arlington,  Stanwood, and Anacortes.

To date, the success of the NCCB has been accomplished through diligent financing, dedicated individuals, and enthusiastic audiences. We are now in the position to be able to award a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to a young musician from the North Cascades area (Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties)  who has shown an interest in and aptitude for concert band performance as well as  general music education. Our first scholarship was awarded in May, 2015.


The applicant for this scholarship:

· will be a senior in high school or a university student who is studying or planning to study Music or Music Education as his/her major in a  4 year college or university;

· has shown a particular interest in and aptitude for concert band literature;

· is interested in enriching, entertaining and educating audiences regarding the literature of concert bands.

Attached you will find one copy of the application; please feel free to make as many copies as you like for students who may be interested and qualify for this award.  The NCCB Scholarship Committee has sole responsibility for selecting recipients.  Decisions of the committee are final.


You may email  Corey Priddy at with any questions. 


Scholarship Application Packet 2022