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Beechwood Band Boosters award Sarah E. Menez Memorial Scholarship to Reynolds

During the Beechwood High School Senior Awards program in May, the Beechwood Band
Boosters announced senior Andrew Reynolds as the recipient of the 2018 Sarah E. Menez
Memorial Scholarship.

Reynolds is a member of the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra on Trumpet; CCM Prep Brass Choir,
KMEA All-State Orchestra (2017); KMEA All-State Symphonic Band (2018); member of the
Beechwood Marching Tigers (2012-2017), the Beechwood Symphonic Band (2014-2018), and
the Beechwood Jazz Ensemble (2014-2018). He earned KMEA State Championships with the
Marching Tigers (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016); KMEA State Runner-up honors (2014, 2017).

During Reynolds’ time as a member of the Beechwood Marching Tigers, the Band finished as
Bands of America Semifinalists three times, placing in the top three in Class A each year.

Reynolds is currently pursuing his Eagle Scout Rank. Part of his Eagle Scout project was
adding benches around the Beechwood campus including the Marching Tigers practice facility.

He has accepted a scholarship to the University of Kentucky where he will pursue a double
major in Trumpet Performance and Music Education.

“I appreciate this award and all it represents to me, my family, and the Beechwood Band
program,” said Reynolds. “In particular, I plan to continue to give back through music-making in
the future.”

Beechwood Band Boosters President Mike James said “We are pleased to have this scholarship
to promote purposes and qualities of character, musicianship, and academic achievement in our
students. It is always a challenge, however, to select one student from so many fine candidates.”

The Sarah E. Menez Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 by the Beechwood Band
Boosters in association with Joseph Menez to honor the memory of his late wife, Sarah Menez.

One scholarship is awarded annually for tuition assistance to a senior attending Beechwood High
School who has best represented the personal qualities of Sarah Menez, musicianship, academic
promise, and who has been accepted at an accredited college or university and majoring in a
music concentration (in instrumental music) or music education course of study for the
upcoming school year.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit www.beechwoodbands.org or contact Beechwood
Bands Director Austin Bralley at 859.331.1220. Contributions to the Sarah E. Menez Memorial
Scholarship can be donated to the Beechwood Band Boosters as a gift designated for the Sarah
E. Menez Memorial Scholarship at 54 Beechwood Road, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.

The Beechwood Band Boosters is a non-profit IRC 501(c)(3) organization established to assist
Beechwood’s Bands and directors with their programs and projects; to lend financial assistance
to the bands for co-curricular and extracurricular activities; and to promote a culture of
excellence and exquisite musicianship.

Beechwood Independent School District provides a co-educational public education for 1,200
students in grades K-12. Its elementary and high schools are integrated into a single campus in
Ft. Mitchell.

The School District is known for high academic achievement and excellence in
extracurricular activities. The high school is nationally ranked among America’s best public high
schools by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. Both the high school and elementary
school are recognized as a National Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department
of Education. More information is available here.

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