The Moore Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is pleased to announce seven scholarship winners for 2017 (among those standing left to right in the photograph):

Eric Kopecky; MPO Music Director and Orchestra Director of Southern Middle School

William Settles Memorial Scholarship Winners:
Shania Jones; Tuba (New Century Middle School)
Holly Riedesel: Flute/Piccolo (Pinecrest High School)

MPO Scholarship Winners:
Ethan Jones; French Horn (Crains Creek Middle School)
Michelle Oldham; Flute/Piccolo (Union Pines High School)
Gavin Paller; Violin (Pinecrest High School)
Elizabeth Rubin; Cello (West Pine Middle School)
Matthew Wise; Euphonium/Trombone (Pinecrest High School)

Matthew Holt; MPO Chairman and Orchestra Director of Pinecrest High School

Congratulations to all!! These scholarships were presented at the Moore Philharmonic’s Spring concert on May 20th.

Since its inception in 2005, the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra has awarded over $35,000 in student scholarships. The MPO serves the Sandhills community supporting music appreciation and education. It provides an outlet for approximately 50 volunteer musicians to perform varied programs of orchestral literature. Members include music educators, other experienced adults and talented college, high school and middle school students. It is a non-profit 501c(3) organization and relies on individual and business contributions to help cover operating and general expenses and to support scholarship funds benefitting Moore County music students. The Orchestra is a member of the Moore County Arts Council, the Moore County Chamber of Commerce, and the League of American Orchestras. For more information, visit the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra website at or on FaceBook.

 The Moore Philharmonic Orchestra – your hometown community orchestra helping develop students for the world’s stages.



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