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8th Grade Scholarship Award


An ongoing goal of the Naperville Municipal Band is to nurture young musicians. The band continues to play concerts with school bands and gives music scholarships to 8th graders from each middle school in Naperville school districts 203 and 204 and Ss Peter and Paul and St. Raphael Schools. Recipients are recommended by their middles school band directors. These students are invited to join the band on two music selections during the first concert of the summer season.


At left: Scholarship students sit in with the Naperville Municipal Band trumpet section during rehearsal for the first summer concert. 

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The Ron Keller Scholarship


The director of the Naperville Municipal Band, Dr. Ronald Keller, invites high school seniors to apply for the Ronald Keller Music Scholarship. The individual candidate selected to receive the scholarship will receive a one-time grant of $2,500. The award will be presented at the Naperville Municipal Band (NMB) summer concert, date to be determined.


  • Graduating Senior

  • Naperville resident

  • Active musician in a Naperville area high school band

  • Music Education Major

Members of the Ronald Keller Music scholarship selection committee, NMB board members, or related family members are not eligible.

Selection Criteria

  • Genuine desire to be a music educator 

  • Participation level and leadership in current high school band 

  • Musical talent 

  • Monetary need

Please contact for more details.

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