2020 James H. Hargreaves
Memorial Scholarship Fund

The James H. Hargreaves Memorial Scholarship fund provides for a $500 cash prize to be awarded annually to a graduating High School student who has been accepted for further musical study at a recognized post-secondary institution and whose band director or private music instructor is a member in good standing of The Nova Scotia Band Association.


Ilan K. Mendel
Halifax West High School
University of Toronto/ Trombone Performance

Commitment to Music
Long-term Musical Goals
Musical Experience and Awards

2020 NSBA
Outstanding Band Director Award

David Burtt, Halifax West High School

David has taught instrumental band in Nova Scotia for 25 years. He is a dedicated and talented educator who definitely goes the “extra mile” for his students. he conducts concert and jazz bands, as well as the pit for the West’s annual musical. David is a dedicated member of NSBA. He has committed hi time to projects such as conducting the Nova Scotia Junior Wind Ensemble, as well as serving on the organizing committee for that group. David is an active musician. He is still very active as a member of the local 36 brigade militia band, and served our community in that role for many years. David is an outstanding member of our community with years of experience and a strong commitment to music education. I highly recommend him for this award and I feel it is highly deserved.                              Nominated by : Nathan Beeler

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