Established by Wes’ family and Wes’ extended family of friends from around the world, The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student of the electric bass at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wes showed as a bassist and as a human being. WesFest , a tribute concert held annually Hollywood in celebration of Wes’ musical legacy, serves as the centerpiece of the continuing drive to raise funds for what has become one of the most prestigious awards given by Berklee College of Music.
CLICK HERE to make a contribution to the scholarship and to become part of the spirited WesFest community giving forward in the way Wes so generously gave and still gives to us.
“Each year, the WesFest community grows as more people hear about Wes and this great annual celebration,” says Peter Gordon, the Director of the Berklee Center in Los Angeles. “It’s such a gratifying experience to be part of and it’s exciting to see the momentum keep building!” WesFest co-producer Stacey Ferguson adds, “The love for Wes, coupled with a belief in the importance of music education, makes this event increasingly successful every year, and the phenomenal lineup provided a mind-blowing soundtrack to the true spirit of the event. We look forward to helping more and more students continue their education and develop their gifts at Berklee.”
Click here to see the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship page at the Berklee website.
Click below to watch the video of President of Berklee College of Music, Roger Brown, announcing the establishment of the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship: