Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship winners Olivia Tippett
and Caroline Schwark!
The Lunsford/Behrend Scholarship
Fund honors Robinson Secondary School band directors James G. Lunsford
and Jack Behrend, who taught and inspired hundreds of students during
their tenure at the Fairfax, Virginia, school during the 1970s.
The scholarship is dedicated to providing funding to deserving Robinson
students to pursue higher education while staying involved in music.
“Jim and Jack couldn’t have been more different. Jim
was a benevolent leader, a fun-loving West Virginian who always
had a ready joke or hunting story to tell. Jack was a stern task
master with a soft spot for Brahms. Though their styles were different,
we learned a great deal from both of them about teamwork, leadership
and the art of making great music. We hope that the scholarship
we created in their honor helps carry that tradition forward in
future generations of Robinson musicians.”
—John Oyhenart, Class