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.

RECIPIENTS

Jake Goldman
Tuba
2018-2019

Alec Hines
Percussion
2017-2018

Nicholas Rausch
Clarinet
2016-2017

Hale Masaki
Tuba and Bass
2015-2016

Shrey Dharnidharka
Trumpet
2014-2015

Garrett Vieira
Saxophone
2013-2014

Caleb Rosenthal
Percussion
2012-2013

Yoav Kadan
Trumpet
2011-2012

Jacob Jacob
Trumpet
2010-2011

Danny Magruder
Trumpet
2009-2010

Mickey Ingardi
Tuba
2008-2009

Austin Schaeffer
Baritone Saxophone
2008-2009

Spencer Stein
Trumpet
2007-2008

Josh Tobin
Tuba
2007-2008

Patrick Boland
French Horn
2006-2007

Jonathan Bo
Bassoon
2006-2007

Kendall Park
Flute
2005-2006

David Ginsburg
Clarinet
2004-2005

Blair Saeks
Percussion
2003-2004

Molly Schlamb
Trombone
2002-2003