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1. Did you know that SCFOM has underwritten a Summer Music Program- (Paul C. Aldi Music Academy) for more than 20 years, giving area student musicians an opportunity to study their own instruments and perform in groups? Areas of study
outside of the their own instrument are also provided giving students a chance to broaden their musical experiences.
2. Did you know that College Scholarships (First year of study only) are awarded to 4 graduating seniors from Colonie Central who have
performed in a musical group (band, orchestra, or chorus) for all 4 years of high school? This is a competitive
process requiring letters of recommendation, essays, and resumes which are judged by an outside source. Applicants
DO NOT need to continue their education in music.
3. Did you know that SCFOM sponsors a Dance Band comprised of local high school students, graduates, and area musicians? This group
regularly performs in the local community.
4. Did you know that every few years, SCFOM sponsors and promotes an Alumni Concert? All CCHS graduates are invited back to their
Alma Mater for a weekend rehearsal and performance.
5. Did you know that all graduating seniors who continue their education in some music-affiliated field receive a Harvard Music Dictionary
to assist in collegiate studies?
6. Did you know that SCFOM provides Hospitality Receptions for many major music events held in the District? These include Suburban
Council auditions, Learn-to-Play nights, the Faculty-Student Recital, and visiting musical groups.
7. Did you know that SCFOM contributes to and supports sending students at all levels to special musical outings and field trips?
8. Did you know that in the past, SCFOM has purchased classroom instruments and equipment for General Music classes in the
District's elementary schools and High School?
Did you know that a dedicated group of parents, teachers, and other interested people comprise this all-volunteer force?