MARTIN D. ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE|
ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR 2001!
The Martin D. Andrews Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce this years recipients of
the the Andrews scholarship.
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
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
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
June 15, 2001
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.