Scholarship named for band founder


The board of trustees of the Tri-County Symphonic Band has named the band’s annual grant and scholarship program in honor of the late John R. Pandolfi, who founded the band in 1962 with his wife, Nancy. Pandolfi studied music and played throughout New England, and was once principal clarinetist of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. In 1957, he became music director at Tabor Academy in Marion, serving for 24 years and leading summer town bands throughout the region, in addition to being conductor of the New Bedford Symphony for several years. “John Pandolfi was a musical giant in Southeastern Massachusetts and influenced many musicians who continue to contribute to the art form as it flourishes in this area,” the band’s music director, Philip Sanborn, said in a press release. Students in Barnstable, Plymouth, and Bristol counties may apply for college scholarships and summer study grants through the John R. Pandolfi Scholarship Program at

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