William Rosebush Youth Fund

William Rosebush with his grandson.

William H. “Commish” Rosebush was a longtime supporter of SPAH, and a familiar, genial face at many SPAH conventions. Following his unexpected death in 2011, his daughter Rachel established the William Rosebush Youth Outreach Fund with a donation of a portion of his estate to SPAH, and has directed that it be used “for youth and harmonica.” As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SPAH is bound to use the gift for the donor’s stated purpose.

To that end, SPAH created a Youth Scholarship in William Rosebush’s name to help bring young players to the convention, perhaps for their first time. The scholarship covers convention registration and rooming costs at the SPAH convention hotel for the nights of Tuesday through Saturday. Each award recipient will be expected to perform at the convention and will be required to contribute some of his or her time to support SPAH Youth activities at the convention.

If you would like to donate, either click here, or send a check, made out to: SPAH Inc., PO Box 551381, Dallas, TX 75355. Note on the check that you would like it to go to the William Rosebush Youth Outreach Fund. You may also donate to the Youth Fund online when you join or renew as a SPAH member, or when you register for the Convention. Your donation may be tax deductible. Speak to a tax professional for details.

Help bring bring a new generation of harmonica players to SPAH!

If you have any questions, please contact us.