Forever the beat of the drum

About the foundation

Set up in memory of Mark Jon Bolderson, former music student at Hartlepool VIth Form College, percussion student at Birmingham Conservatoire, Bandsman of the Royal Artillery and percussion tutor at Durham University.

The aim of the foundation is to support and encourage young percussionists across the North East of England. We aim to provided workshops, performance and tuition opportunities, and an annual scholarship.

The essential criteria for the annual scholarship are:

  • You must be a percussion student
  • You must be aged 18 or under
  • You must reside in the North East of England (Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham or Teeside)

The 2021 scholarship application form is now available and the auditions will be held on Sunday 4th July in Hexham Masonic Hall. The link to the application form is here 2021 Application Form

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2021.