Our goal is to make it possible for each and every band student to fully participate in the Pioneer Band Program. Knowing that the financial burden is difficult for some families, the PBA annually provides scholarships for Pioneer students for band camp tuition, travel, and many other band related expenses, based on need. 

If payments of any kind ever become difficult, we strongly encourage band families to speak confidentially to the Director of Bands. Financial assistance and scholarships may be available.


Our Scholarship Committee reviews applications carefully and awards scholarships based on need and funds available. Scholarship Application Forms are available from the Director of Bands, in the band room, and online.

  • Band Camp Scholarships provide credits toward the Band Camp fee.

  • General Assistance Scholarships provide credits toward program activities.

  • Robert Albritton Scholarship is a cash award given annually to a deserving band student who will be returning to the band program.  Through generous donations from band alumni, students, and families and matching funds from the Pioneer Band Association, an endowment fund in Albritton’s honor was established with the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.  The scholarship must be used for an outside music camp or program experience.