bob jones


     Creating opportunities in music for students of

    Decatur Public Schools District 61


    Bob Jones was a 1946 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. He also attended Washington Grade School and Johns Hill Junior High.  Bob's lifelong love of music expanded his world to people, places and experiences that shaped him. A big part of Bob’s love for life came from the joy that music gave him.  Many people attest that he returned life’s blessings over the years by doing things for others, and that his greatest fulfillment came from “passing it on.” The Bob Jones Music Fund is an extension of his joy and legacy.


    THANK YOU to Nancy and to the Bob Jones Music Fund for generously sponsoring 


    Eisenhower High School's 2015 Spring Musical! 


       ♫  Decatur Public Schools Foundation Instrument Fund  ♫


    Monies from the Bob Jones Music Fund will be used for the purchase, repair, and refurbishment of band and orchestra instruments for use by elementary students who qualify financially. 


    ♫  Private Lesson / Band Camp Scholarships  ♫


    Scholarships for band camp and private lessons from Millikin University Music faculty are available to students who demonstrate musical ability and financial need. The Bob Jones Music Fund works in conjunction with the Decatur Symphony Orchestra Guild. 

    ♫  DONATE  ♫


    The Fund is governed by Bob’s wife, Nancy, in partnership with the Decatur Public Schools Foundation. Those wishing to donate to The Fund may send checks made out to the Decatur Public Schools Foundation, contact the Foundation by phone, or donate online through the Foundation website. (Click the DONATE NOW button above on the left.) 


    Past Bob Jones Collegiate Scholarship Winners


    Keegan Cunningham

    School: Jackson State University

    Major: Music Education
    Keegan attended MacArthur High School, where he was a percussionist in the Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, Drum line, and Jazz Ensemble.  He was also the drum captain during the fall season and the percussion captain of all bands during the concert band season. 


    Eve Greenwell

    School: Millikin University

    Major: Pre-Medicine (Chiropractic focus, minor in Sports Medicine)

    Eve attended Eisenhower High School, where she was involved in the Band and Orchestra program for four years and was the Drum Major for the EHS Marching Panthers her senior year. She also participated in an exploratory teaching program where she helped teach elementary school students in beginning and second year band.


    Allison Kerper

    School: Loyola University Chicago

    Major:Pre-Medicine (Biology)

    Allison attended Eisenhower High School where she was a singer and dancer in EHS Show Choir and member of the EHS Orchestra for four years.  She also took private violin lessons and was involved with the Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra and I.M.E.A. District Festival for six years. 


          The Kerpers, Nancy, Eve and Rosemary Greenwell

    Decatur Public Schools Foundation
    101 W. Cerro Gordo Rd
    Decatur, IL 62523