Josie Patterson (left) and Daisy Squires were awarded the Munro Family Scholarship for 2015. Rick Munro represented the Munro family at the announcement.

Josie Patterson (left) and Daisy Squires were awarded the Munro Family Scholarship for 2015. Rick Munro represented the Munro family at the announcement.

Two Munro recipients

Josie Patterson and Daisy Squires awarded scholarships

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Munro was granted to two musicians this year, as both are outstanding and equally deserving.

Josie Patterson and Daisy Squires have both been awarded a Munro Family Scholarship for 2015.

Josie has been accepted into the Nimbus School of Recording and Media this September, she is a tuba player, singer, songwriter, poet and playwright.

Daisy will further her music studies at Capilano University. Playing violin since the age of three she is a certified Suzuki teacher, leader for Fiddle Jam and both plays and sings back-up vocals with her mother’s band, Big Little Lion’s.

The Strathcona Symphony Orchestra has had the pleasure to have both of these exceptional young musicians play several seasons with them.

The purpose of the Munro Family Scholarship Fund is to foster higher education for outstanding high school graduates with a musical orientation.

The fund is accessed and administered through NIC and the generosity of the Munro family.  Josie and Daisy will be the 20th and 21st recipient of a $1,000 cheque each.

The Munro is funded by family but would never decline a contribution from like-minded persons.  Their intention is to grow the capital and increase the number and size of the scholarships.