Nashville student musician receives prestigious national scholarship

Nashville native Jon Earl, a tuba player with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, has been named a national recipient of the prestigious Friends of Drum Corps International Scholarship.

Earl, a graduate of McGavock High School and current music education major at Middle Tennessee State University, was selected from among the thousands of performers touring this summer with DCI sanctioned Open Class and World Class corps.

Since 2007 the Friends of DCI program has awarded educational funding to students of any major to help cover university tuition and fees. Two $2,000 scholarships were awarded this year to individuals selected from high school seniors or college students enrolled for courses in the fall of 2018.

“It is an honor for a member of Music City to be awarded this scholarship,” said Music City Executive Director Kent Baker. “It shows the caliber of members we have in Music City and I’m pleased that it is being recognized. Over the years, Jon’s passion has been an example to our members.”

The World Class Nashville-based Music City Drum and Bugle Corps will conclude its six-week, 8,000-mile 2018 tour this week at the DCI World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.