The Gonzales Music Study Club was proud to present a check this week to 2017 Gonzales High School graduate Jose Matamoros, who is finishing up his freshman year at Texas State University in San Marcos. Matamoros is a majoring in digital media and mass communications and is planning to march trombone in the Bobcat band this coming fall football season.
Study Club member Carol DuBose was on hand to present the $300 scholarship that will be used towards his tuition as part of the band program. DuBose noted one particular former scholarship recipient, Dorothy Green Cato, who graduated Edwards High School in 1965 and went on to earn three degrees from the University of Texas, majoring in music education.
Scholarships are awarded to students interested in a career in music or are musically inclined. They are required to write an essay and submit additional materials as requested.
DuBose explained that the scholarship fund is maintained through dues paid by Study Club members. Other donations or memorials can be accepted for the fund, and notations are provided for each, she said.
The Gonzales Music Study Club was organized in 1935, was federated in 1937 and is a member of the national music study clubs. Regular meetings are held at various homes of members or other locations the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is for those that perform or appreciate music, especially compositions in the classical form.
Matamoros commented that his favorite piece of the moment is “Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner, a tune that he learned to enjoy while in the Apache Band. DuBose also wanted to inform that the club was busy celebrating National Music Week last week.