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Sherm Mitchell

With a donation of $30 or more to the Sherman Mitchell Music Scholarship Endowment, one of two CDs of Sherm Mitchell and Friends is yours to enjoy!

(Includes shipping/handling)Please indicate which CD you want to receive as a thank you for your gift of $30 or more!

Mail in your donation to:

The Foundation for Mott Community College
1401 E. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503

Checks and all credit cards are accepted. Be sure to include your address so that we may ship you a tax statement along with your CD! Allow at least 3 weeks for delivery.

Online Donation

You may also process your gift by using our online donation form. Be sure to note "Sherm Mitchell Music Scholarship Endowment" on the "Fund to give to” on the form! Be sure to let us know which CD you want to receive – by selecting the appropriate button. If you use the "No CD Preference" The Foundation will randomly select a CD to send you.

No CD Preference

The Foundation will choose which CD to send.

Swingin’ Society

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Sherm Mitchell - Swingin' Society CD Covers

Track Listing:

  1. Domingo Baile - Sherm Mitchell 3:28
  2. Stockholm Sweetnin' - Quincy Jones 3:33
  3. Whatever Possessed Me - Tadd Dameron 8:12
  4. Tristezia - Traditional Brazillian 6:16
  5. If You Went Away - Marcos Valle 6:10
  6. FML - Sherm Mitchell 2:44
  7. Sabor a Mi - Alvarao Carrillo 5:36
  8. A Flower is a Lovesome Thing - Billy Strayhorn 4:40
  9. Via del Frio - Sherm Mitchell 3:33
  10. Tu Me Acostumbraste - Frank Dominguez 5:26

Sherm In ‘n Out

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Sherm Mitchell - In 'n Out CD Covers

Track Listing:

  1. Rounion - Sherm Mitchell 4:37
  2. Georjack - M. L. Ruiz 8:40
  3. Gunga Din - Stanley Turrentine 9:23
  4. Listen to the Dawn - Kenny Burrell 7:06
  5. I'm Just a Lucky So and So - Duke Ellington 7:18
  6. Bev and Lana- Sherm Mitchell 6:01
  7. Slowly Gone Bygone - Dave Samuels 5:19
  8. Song for LaJune - George Benson - 5:36
  9. Tom Warrington - Tom Warrington 4:29
  10. An Afternoon Song - Sherm Mitchell 6:59
  11. Borderview - Sherm Mitchell 9:02

Have Questions? Contact the Foundation for MCC at (810) 762-0425.

Sherman Mitchell

Jazz legend Sherm Mitchell was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. Sherm lived his life for music and died on May 4, 2013 at the age of 83 from cancer.

Mitchell worked 20 years for GM before beginning a long career in musical instrument repair. He later owned his own business, Sherm’s Musical Instrument.

When Mitchell wasn't in the shop, he was playing music. Although known for his trombone, Sherm was also proficient on the flute and saxophone. He traveled the world playing his music.

Congressman Don Riegle spoke of Sherm’s accomplishments, which are noted in The Congressional Record. He reported that Sherm played with such talents as jazz artists Clark Terry, J.C. Heard, Joe Henderson, Sonny Stitt, and Errol Garner.

A supporter of education, Sherm often gave of his time and talents to Mott Community College and The Foundation for MCC. He will be sorely missed.

The Foundation for Mott Community College’s

Sherman Mitchell Music Scholarship Endowment Criteria

The Sherman Mitchell Music Scholarship Endowment was established in honor of Sherm by his family.

Scholarship Guidelines:

The scholarship will be awarded annually to students that meet the following criteria:

  1. Students applying for the scholarship must be a high school graduate or equivalent enrolled in MCC’s music program.
  2. Recipients may be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 credits or more) or on a part-time basis (no less than 6 credits).
  3. Scholarships will be awarded to students who have financial need.
  4. To continue to receive this scholarship, the recipient must demonstrate continuing academic achievement by at least a 2.8 GPA.
  5. The selection of the recipients will be advised exclusively by fine arts/music faculty in collaboration with the Student Financial Services.
August 27, 2019
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