‘Swinging for Scholarships’ to benefit music students

June 30, 2016
Basin Street Boys

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts faculty members will host the fourth annual “Swinging for Scholarships” golf outing on Friday, July 8, at the Platteville Golf and Country Club in Platteville, Wisconsin. The event is open to everyone and will include lunch, games, live music and prizes. A social at Steve’s Pizza in Platteville will follow the outing.

Proceeds will provide music scholarships for incoming and current students who are active in the music program at UW-Platteville. Last year, 85 people attended the event, raising $6,900 for music scholarships.

The event was organized by Dr. Barry Ellis, professor of music and director of bands at UW-Platteville; Allen Cordingley, professor of saxophone/jazz studies at UW-Platteville; and Monte Muller, a retired UW-Platteville alumnus who served as band director in the Wisconsin public school system for 36 years, most of them at Lancaster High School and Middle School.

“Swinging for Scholarships provides our music department with additional scholarship funds that assist in attracting outstanding students who plan to pursue a major or minor in music,” said Ellis. “It’s an enjoyable day of golfing, food, good company and excellent musical entertainment for everyone – and most importantly, it is helping a very meaningful cause.”

Cost of the event varies, depending on the number of holes played. Check-in for golfing will be at 9 a.m. for 18 holes and 11 a.m. for nine holes. Boxed lunches will be provided. The Basin Street Boys, whose members are UW-Platteville alumni, will play Dixieland jazz throughout the day.

For more information or to register online for the outing, go to www.uwplatt.edu/alumni-events/swinging-scholarships or call Development and Alumni Engagement at 608-342-1181.

Gifts from alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations help UW-Platteville preserve its heritage of excellence in education – for current students and for generations of future students. Gifts to the university through the UW-Platteville Foundation provide scholarships, improve academic programs, support capital building projects and enrich campus-life experiences for students. For more information, contact the UW-Platteville Foundation at 608-342-1181 or foundation@uwplatt.edu.

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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