Pine Bluff Musical Coterie awards scholarship

The Pine Bluff Musical Coterie recently held its last meeting until the fall at Summit Church.

A potluck preceded the program. President Carolyn Stover introduced Joey Holland to begin the program. He played “Wild Robot” by Lynn.

Joey was awarded his first Gold Cup and a three-year consecutive rating at the Junior Festival in Monticello in March. He is the son of Gene and Renee Holland, and the grandson of Betty Howsen.

Barbara Rhinehart, scholarship chairman, introduced Tanner Jones, who auditioned for the Coterie’s one-time scholarship, awarded to seniors who plan to major in fine arts performance in college. He plays two instruments — the saxophone and the tuba — and hopes to become a high school or college band director.

Tanner played two pieces — “By Dawn’s Early Light” by David Shaffer and “Hunter’s Chorus” from Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischutz”. Tanner was highly recommended by his Watson Chapel High School director as a great asset to any university and possesses the qualities for team work and individual performance. He was awarded the Pine Bluff Musical Coterie Scholarship by the members. He is the son of Tommy and Sissy Jones, and the grandson of Charles and Sherry Hart and the late Jim and Louise Jones.

The Coterie will meet again on Sept. 17. Anyone who is interested in music or is involved with music is invited to join the Pine Bluff Musical Coterie. For more information, contact Carolyn Stover at 870-536-2850.