John Perkins Memorial Scholarship

The band is excited and proud to have established and continue to maintain the John Perkins Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Perkins, a former Richmond Concert Band member, was a high school band director at Highland Springs, Goochland, and Powhatan High Schools from the late 1940s till 1980.

Mr. John Perkins had a special spirit – a love for and commitment to God, a love and care for his family, a trained and knowledgeable talent in music, a quiet, warm, and humble spirit, a faithfulness to responsibility, and an enjoyable sense of humor. John’s life was full of humor and stories, but he balanced it perfectly with a professional approach to the preparation and performance of music. He took the quiet path to leadership and all his students knew what was expected. He would inspire his students to do their best. He demanded excellence from all of his students. Halfway effort was never his way; he expected a lot from his students. His students gained a life-long love of music from this gifted gentleman. It is the hope of The Richmond Concert Band members that the establishment of this scholarship in his honor will create a living legacy of his many gifts and provide the avenue for his contribution to music education to continue.

This scholarship is available to any student attending one of the three schools Mr. Perkins taught in who is planning to continue their education in Music Education. Students are encouraged to contact their guidance department for more information on the scholarship.

If you would like to join the former students and friends of John’s who have established and contributed to this scholarship, please contact the band or simply mail a check to

John Perkins Memorial Scholarship

c/o The Richmond Concert Band

PO Box 268

Richmond, VA 23218

Please be sure to write Scholarship in the memo box. All donations are 100% tax deductible as the band is a 501(c)3 corporation.

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Concerts 2017

Saturday Jan 21 - 7:00pm

Carpenter Theater Dominion Arts Center

600 E. Grace St., Suite 400, Richmond, 23219

Sunday, Mar 5 - 4:00pm

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

100 Mt. Pisgah Dr, Village of Midlothian, 23113

Saturday, April - 15  2:00pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, 23228

Tuesday, April 18  - 7:00pm

Linwood Holton Elementary School

1600 W. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, 23227

Sunday, May 14 - 6:00pm

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road

Richmond, VA 23221

Tuesday, July 4 - 7:30pm

Dogwood Dell

600 S.Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Sunday, Aug 20 - 6:00pm

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road

Richmond, VA 23221

Sunday, Sept 24 - 5:30pm

Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road

Richmond, VA 23221

Tuesday , Nov. 28 - 7:00pm

Greek Orthodox Cathedral

30 Malvern Av., Richmond  23221

Tuesday, Dec. 5 - 7:00pm

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

100 Mt. Pisgah Dr, Midlothian 23113

Tuesday, Dec. 12 - 7:00pm

Sandston Baptist Church

100 W. Williamsburg Rd, Sandston, VA

Sunday, Dec. 17 - 4:00pm

Tabernacle Baptist Church – 1925 Grove Av., Richmond  23220

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