Bob Hope Band Scholarship 2017 Awarded to Naomi Winders & Thee Northern Sound Marching Band

Bob & Dolores Hope in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation supports organizations that bring HOPE to those in need, and those who served to protect our nation.

Macy’s and the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation have proudly presented the Bob Hope Band Scholarship Award annually since 2003. The scholarship is designed to honor one outstanding band member and their school band program participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The award is especially meaningful because, during their lifetimes, Bob and Dolores Hope were truly honored and delighted to be featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and recognized for their service. Moreover, as a gifted song and dance man, Bob knew the importance of music, especially to young people.    

For almost a century, Bob Hope was celebrated for his ability to make people laugh. He became one of America’s best-loved entertainers rising to #1 in radio, television, and films. He was a proud American immigrant who gave his time to bring a sense of home to our troops stationed around the world. Since the days of World War II, he worked with the USO to bring humanity and hope to our men and women in uniform. This is the legacy of Bob Hope.

“On behalf of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, and particularly on behalf of my dad, Bob Hope, I want to congratulate Naomi Winders on her most creative essay,” said Linda Hope. “I know that my parents would be very proud that such an accomplished and caring young woman was this year’s scholarship recipient,” she added.

Like many of the student recipients of the Bob Hope Band Scholarship, Naomi learned about Bob Hope through extensive research for her essay. More importantly, it was through her late and beloved…

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