The Hendricks Symphony is pleased to announce this season's Scholarship Program. Scholarships of up to $500 will be available for high school students and up to $1,000 for college students who are studying privately and play in the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra or sing in the Hendricks Symphony Chorus.
Scholarships will be offered based upon a combination of the orchestra/chorus needs and the student's ability. Orchestra and Chorus members must be vaccinated against COVID-19. HSS Vaccination policy
Please check the rules and fill out the application form. Applications must be postmarked by July 31, however late applications will be accepted if there are openings or money available. For further information please contact by email or phone: Maestro Benjamin Del Vecchio (317) 272-0452,
or Jamie Varvel (317) 413-3852.
The Hendricks Symphonic Society Scholarship Program proudly honors these musicians:
Bob Day was involved with the trumpet from grade school. He played in the school band and took lessons from Louie Ruth, third trumpet with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He graduated from Warren Central High School in 1947 and went to Indiana University for a Bachelor’s of Music degree. After a stint in the U.S. Army, Bob toured with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Band. He then went to Manhattan School of Music for a Master’s degree. Bob played with the Indianapolis Philharmonic and New York City Center Ballet Co. before becoming third trumpet of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He retired in 1991. He continued to play with many groups – Indianapolis Brass Quintet, Carmel Symphony – and spent time teaching young musicians.
James H. Smith was a professional trumpet player in the Indianapolis area and a friend of the Day family. He performed regularly with groups like the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Prior to coming to Indianapolis in the early ‘90’s, he taught trumpet at the University of Texas. He had a Masters in trumpet performance from North Texas State University, an Artist’s Diploma from the Mozarteum University Salsburg, and a degree from the Carl Orff Institute. Jim loved to teach and had many students of all levels. This scholarship was originally established in 1997 to honor Jim’s dedication to the art of the trumpet and to help young trumpet players continue to study.
Anne Heinrich was introduced to the violin in ninth grade. In the eleventh grade, she started over to learn to play properly. At the end of her junior year, she knew she wanted to spend her life making music. She went on to study with teachers at the University of Michigan. She heard of the Eastman School of Music, auditioned, and was accepted there as a student. After graduating, she eventually found her way to New York and to the teacher she really respected, Ivan Galamian. In 1967, she heard that the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra was looking for violinists, so she auditioned and was accepted as a member. She played with them until 1997. She joined the Hendricks Symphony as its Principal Second Violin and held that role from 2010-2017.