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11th Annual Marty Jam!
January 19, 2002
Westbrook Elks Club
Adults $5, Juniors $3


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The Martin D. Andrews Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this years recipients of the the Andrews scholarship. They are:

Sara Elizabeth Bowles of Northville, MI
Sara L. Brown of Westbrook, CT
Anne Elizabeth McShane of Bethel, CT

Each applicant is required to be a member of a drum corps for at least three years, be attending college in the Fall, and submitted an essay entitled "How Drum Corps Has Effected My Life." This year, the committee had fifteen applicants, making this the most competitive year since the scholarship program began in 1991. "All of the applicants submitted well-written essays that were written from the heart", says Peter Andrews, who is Marty's brother and who has also spent most of his life in drum corps.

The Martin D. Andrews Scholarship Committee holds fundraisers throughout the year, so that each year, students can apply for a cash scholarship to help them with college expenses. Anyone interested in making a donation to the scholarship fund may contact the committee at

June 15, 2001
Chico, California

John O'Neill, Kentish Guards drummer has donated a drum from his private collection honoring the memory of his father Ray to the Kentish Guards & Fife Drum Corps and also to the Marty Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund. The drum is being donated with the intent that the drum be sold, auctioned or raffled off by Father's Day 2002, and the money realized be divided evenly benefiting the operating budgets of these two fine organizations.

Ray O'Neill was a native Rhode Islander, loving husband, father and Patriot. He loved the old fife and drum corps of New England and was a strong supporter of the arts and education. It is fitting that on this coming Father's Day we honor Ray with the donation of this drum that will benefit fife and drum music as well as scholarship funding. 

The Kentish Guards Fife & Drum Corps is the official field music for the Kentish Guards Rhode Island Militia, chartered in October of 1774. In 1774 the Kentish Guards had 2 fifers and 2 drummers, as befitting a company sized group of 100 or so men. Over time, the instrumentation took on several forms, and was formally reorganized into a regimental sized fife and drum corps in 1966. The Kentish Guard Fife and Drum Corps is also a member of The Company of Fifers and Drummers, an organization devoted to the preservation and continuation of fifing and drumming in America.

The Marty Andrews Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Martin D. Andrews. Funding for this scholarship is solely attained through donations and fundraisers. One or more scholarships will be presented annually.

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