BEN LYONS IS RECIPIENT OF ROCK-OFF SCHOLARSHIP

June 25, 2004


Ben Lyons & Ben with Carmine

Ben Lyons, a recent graduate of Thornton Academy in Saco, has been nominated by the Reindeer Scholarship Committee to receive the first $1,000 Rock-Off Scholarship, it was announced today.

A guitarist and lead vocalist, Ben Lyons participated in this year’s 20th Annual Rock-Off competition with his popular band CARMINE, which placed 3rd in the statewide event.

Ben’s musical talents exemplify his diverse awareness and aptitude for music performance and the music industry. At Thornton Academy, he was very involved with Concert Band and Jazz Band as 1st Trombone. In Chamber Singers, he was a leader in the tenor section as well as the entire chorus.

He has also taken part in other activities including Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. During his Junior and Senior years, Ben performed in District 1 Band Festivals and also sang in the All-State Choir.

The National Honor Society inducted Ben for his last two years of high school. He also received several academic awards including the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Phillip Sousa Concert Band Award for Outstanding Dedication.
Ben will be attending the University of Massachusetts in Lowell this Fall, majoring in Music Performance with a focus on Sound Recording Technology.

The Rock-Off Scholarship will be presented on Sunday, August 8th, 2 PM, at McAuley Performing Arts Center, as part of a Rockers-for-Scholars fundraising event.

[The all-ages show will feature PRIMER from Fort Fairfield HS, ORBITS from Maranacook HS, ALTERIA from Lisbon (celebrating their recent signing to Reindeer Records) and RANSOM, a popular Portland band and Rock-Off veterans who continue to do very well in the regional music scene. Complete details on two Rockers-for-Scholars events will be released shortly.]

June 25, 2004“BEN LYONS IS RECIPIENT OF ROCK-OFF SCHOLARSHIP”

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Ben Lyons & Ben with Carmine

Ben Lyons, a recent graduate of Thornton Academy in Saco, has been nominated by the Reindeer Scholarship Committee to receive the first $1,000 Rock-Off Scholarship, it was announced today.

A guitarist and lead vocalist, Ben Lyons participated in this year’s 20th Annual Rock-Off competition with his popular band CARMINE, which placed 3rd in the statewide event.

Ben’s musical talents exemplify his diverse awareness and aptitude for music performance and the music industry. At Thornton Academy, he was very involved with Concert Band and Jazz Band as 1st Trombone. In Chamber Singers, he was a leader in the tenor section as well as the entire chorus.

He has also taken part in other activities including Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. During his Junior and Senior years, Ben performed in District 1 Band Festivals and also sang in the All-State Choir.

The National Honor Society inducted Ben for his last two years of high school. He also received several academic awards including the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and the Phillip Sousa Concert Band Award for Outstanding Dedication.
Ben will be attending the University of Massachusetts in Lowell this Fall, majoring in Music Performance with a focus on Sound Recording Technology.

The Rock-Off Scholarship will be presented on Sunday, August 8th, 2 PM, at McAuley Performing Arts Center, as part of a Rockers-for-Scholars fundraising event. FMI, contact Reindeer.

[The all-ages show will feature PRIMER from Fort Fairfield HS, ORBITS from Maranacook HS, ALTERIA from Lisbon (celebrating their recent signing to Reindeer Records) and RANSOM, a popular Portland band and Rock-Off veterans who continue to do very well in the regional music scene. Complete details on two Rockers-for-Scholars events will be released shortly.]

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