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    Charles Lush Scholarship

    "On behalf of the Lush family thank you for visiting this page dedicated to the Charles Mitchell Lush II Scholarship Fund! For those of you who knew Charlie (or Charles as he preferred) you know of the legacy that he left us. A legacy of excellence, friendship, kindness, love and a good heart. For me he was the best big brother and drum major that ever walked the earth. He was the kind of person that would help you in any way that he could, whether he knew you personally, or not. He made a difference in each life that he touched. That’s what this fund is all about. Helping future generations get the training that they need. He left us far too early, but he left us with a mission… carry on. This fund will provide the opportunity for drum majors of the future to do just that… carry on. My mother and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution to the effort to replenish this fund. Whether it’s the giving of time or money, we are honored by your gift."

    Rick (Ricky) Lush

    "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you." - Philippians 1:3

    "Good friends are hard to find, and impossible to forget."

    Charles Lush attended TCA from 1967 - 1980, and served as drum major in 1980. He was also a tuba player in the band. Tragically, Charles was killed in a car wreck on a Friday night after the band had returned from a performance at the FACCS convention in Orlando. Many students were affected by the loss of their dear friend. Charles’ parents set up a scholarship fund in Charles’ name to be used to send future drum majors to Florida State University Marching Band Leadership Camp in order to prepare for the marching season. It has come to the attention of the band boosters that this scholarship has been depleted.

    Our goal is to reestablish the Charles Lush Scholarship Fund for drum major camp.

    We ask all TCA alumni, classmates of Charles, fine arts enthusiasts, and TCA band alumni to help continue this long-standing fine arts program in the face of today’s budget cuts in the arts.

    Donate To the Scholarship Fund