One of the Vernon Jazz Society’s primary mandates is to facilitate the involvement of youth in Jazz, both as musicians and audience members.
“Part of our mandate is to encourage the jazz musicians of the future,” notes Vernon Jazz Society Past President, Brian McMahon.
We presently raise the funds by selling 50/50 tickets at all our gigs, and we wish to thank our patrons for their ongoing and generous support. Our primary focus is the students involved in music programs in the Vernon School District. Local high school teachers and counselors are involved in the selection of the students.
VJS is pleased to have been able to award several annual scholarships over the past years to deserving music students in Vernon.
Additionally, check out the Fraser McPherson Jazz Scholarship!