Every year, band students of all ages in the Greater Albany Public School District benefit from the knowledge and experience of Willamette Valley Concert Band members who donate their time and energy volunteering as mentors. Students also have the opportunity to perform with the WVCB when local schools perform with the band or, for particularly eager and dedicated students, by joining the band directly.
One of the WVCB’s favorite traditions begins with the May concert each year. Any donations received at this concert are used to grant band camp scholarships to local middle school and high school students. These scholarships are available to students in Linn, Benton, and Polk counties as well as the Jefferson school district. The WVCB regularly makes donations directly to local schools in addition to these scholarships, allowing the schools to better maintain their music equipment and thus better serve their students.