Daniel K. Bruns (1981-2003) was a member of the Ladue Band program until his graduation in 2000. As a tuba player he was awarded the George M. Turmail Band Award and selected to the Missouri All-State Band, St. Louis Suburban District Honor Band, and the St. Louis Youth Symphony Orchestra. He studied privately with notable tuba players such as Jim Martin, Rex Martin, Gene Pokorny, Mike Sanders, and Alex Seratowski. Dan was a student with a love and passion for music. He was able to touch many people’s lives through this passion. Dan demonstrated that people from different backgrounds can come together in their appreciation of music. His perseverance and creative spirit allowed him to develop into an accomplished musician. In memory and recognition of Dan’s contribution to the Ladue Band program a scholarship fund has been established in his name. The student who receives this scholarship should be striving for success, passionate about music, and a respectful of the individuality of his/her peers. This scholarship is to be used for private lesson study to enable the recipient to achieve their goals on his/her instrument and achieve success similar to that achieved by Dan. This scholarship will be presented to an individual who is a current band student in grade 9, 10, or 11 and best represents the character, desire, and passion of Daniel K. Bruns. The amount of this scholarship will be $250.00 and is based on merit and need.
Tuba and Bass