Lanta Gras Music Program — Scholarship Application
This form needs to be completed by the candidate's parent/guardian
Eligibility and Priority: Student eligibility is extended to children who attend public school in the Jackson Cluster and/or reside in the NPU-O neighborhoods of Kirkwood, East Lake and Edgewood — as well as parents/guardians who are employed within this NPU-O zone in the following professions: schools (pre-K through 12), first responders (Police, Fire and Rescue) and military service. Our candidate age group is 4th-12th grades, but younger candidates may be considered.
We offer free music lessons and instruments for an entire school year (up to 30 lessons).
Instructors provide lessons at a local business venue. Applying for this scholarship is a commitment to attend weekly lessons and an agreement to march with us in our annual "Lanta Gras" parade, which is held in Kirkwood on the last Saturday in January. Happy Lanta Gras!
Applicant will receive priority consideration if any of the following apply (student or student's parent/legal guardian):
Please check any/all that apply
First Responder (Police, Fire, and Rescue)
Teacher (Pre-K - 12th)
Military (Active Duty, Reservist, or Retired)
Free-or-Reduced School Lunch
STUDENT'S NAME (Full Name)
STUDENT'S HOME ADDRESS
STUDENT'S CURRENT SCHOOL
PRIMARY EMAIL (PARENT/GUARDIAN)
ALTERNATE EMAIL (PARENT/GUARDIAN/STUDENT)
PRIMARY PHONE NUMBER (PARENT/GUARDIAN)
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER (PARENT/GUARDIAN/STUDENT)
DATE OF BIRTH
CURRENT GRADE (3rd-12th)
Check at least one instrument (select no more than two)
Mandolin / Ukulele
Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone)
This information is for grant eligibility purposes only and does not determine eligibility. LGMP serves youth of all races.
What is applicant's parent/guardian total household income range?
0 - $15,000
$15,000 - $30,000
$30,000 - $50,000
$50,000 - $75,000
$75,000 - $100,000
$100,000 - higher
Briefly tell us why you are interested in Lanta Gras Music Program. Include any previous music lessons or other relevant experience (less than 150 words). Also, please send an email to
after submitting the application; please put "Application submitted" in the subject line. Thank you for applying!
Who referred you to the Lanta Gras Music Program?
Kristina Murray, Band Director Jackson Cluster Elementary Schools
Chapman Robinson, Band Director Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Amber Dennard, Band Director Maynard H. Jackson High School
Lanta Gras Board Members / Lanta Gras Instructors
Type name of parent/guardian who is authorized to give consent for student participation in LGMP
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