Founded with the dissolution of The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. for private music instruction scholarships for Frederick County Public Schools students in kindergarten through 11th grade.
Sperry Storm was a well-known Frederick County musician whose mother inspired his musical talent with piano lessons at a young age. Mr. Storm and his brothers learned to play instruments from the string, reed, brass, and percussion families. He led a life completely dedicated to music, from teaching to playing it. He performed with various groups, including the Francis Scott Key Hotel trio, local dance bands, and an Evangelical Reformed Church group in Frederick. He taught thousands of students, first from a studio he opened in Frederick and later when he led the Frederick High School band, playing a pivotal part in expanding the school’s musical program. By his retirement in 1976, Mr. Storm had spent almost 50 years teaching privately and 35 years as a public school music educator. The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded to continue Mr. Storm’s legacy, awards scholarships for private music instructional lessons for students of Frederick County Public Schools attending kindergarten through 11th grade.