Born in Deer Isle, Bud Carter was a crooner – and a bandleader of, among other groups, the StoningTones. The Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Concert has been hosted at the Stonington Opera House since 2002. The scholarship and concert were inaugurated in 1991 in memory of this beloved local musician after his untimely death. Since then, the committee has awarded over 100 scholarships, funding voice and instrument lessons, instruments and repairs, and music camps for students each year. Scholarship winners perform in the annual Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Concert and receive advice and oversight from committee members.
This celebratory concert not only showcases the talent of the young winners, but also is the primary source of funding for these scholarships, which provide direct support for the music education of island students. More than any other subject, the study of music has been shown to improve performance in all areas of school and life.
Make a donation to support the Bud Carter Music Scholarship Fund. The suggested donation to attend the concert is $10.
Stonington Opera House
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