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“I see the WSO becoming the orchestra of WY, not only a central part of Casper but a central part of the state of Wyoming.”
-Christopher Dragon,
Music Director

The gifts we receive from individuals, corporate sponsors and foundation grants give us the resources to continue our work for the people of Wyoming - and for that we thank you.


The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has one of the finest orchestras in the region with almost 70 musicians. This incredible group of talented artists is carefully selected through an audition process. Their time is not donated - and we feed and house those that travel to Casper.


What better way to participate in our 2022-2023 season than to ensure that every musician feels the love from our patrons this season. Adoption includes your name or company name in the season program.

Music Director Christopher Dragon: $2,500

Concert Master Becky Mothersbaugh: $550

Principal Musician: $275

Orchestra Musician: $125

To adopt your favorite musician contact the

WSO Office to discuss availability or click below.

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Christopher Dragon, Music Director - The Ruble Family

Becky Mothersbaugh, Concertmaster - Drs. Cory and Renee Stirling

Sarah McCoy, Associate Concertmaster

Jennifer DePaolo, Principal Second - Douglas and Dr. Christine Scheetz

Ruth Bell, Violin - Rowan and Jean Marie Tichenor

Jana Hanni, Violin- CEPI

Roger Hedlund, Violin 

Ami Jacobs, Violin - Allan Fraser, and Laurie Fletcher

Ashley Schnell, Violin 

Miriam Scofield, Violin - Dr. Doug and Susan Holmes

Susan Stanton, Violin - Dr. Albert and Margaret Metz

Leslie Bahn Steen, Violin - CEPI

Leah Jensen, Violin - CEPI

Gary DePaolo, Viola, Principal - Douglas and Dr. Christine Scheetz

Chealsea Allen, Viola 

Jacki Bryan, Viola - Michael and Lucy Turek

Leslie Fox, Viola 

Audrey Ortberg, Viola - Chuck and Nancy Engstrom

Steven Rich, Viola - Sharon Rich, Jim Brown and Karen Anfang

Sabrina Romney-Lloyd, Viola

Debbie Bovie, Cello - Allan Fraser, and Laurie Fletcher

Jeffrey Johnson, Cello - Aaron and Valerie Maiers

Janette Leno-Thomas, Cello - Betty Gardner

Amy Cowell, Cello - Gary and Jennifer DePaolo

Ernie Glock, Bass, Principal - Brookside Bookkeeping Services

Kathryn Beagle, Bass 

Benjamin Hornacek, Bass - Brookside Bookkeeping Services

Norman Menzales, Flute, Principal - The Bailey Family, In Memory of Susie McMurry

Charlotte Gruner, Flute - The Bailey Family, In Memory of Susie McMurry

Beth Wasson-Haynes, Flute - Jim and Sally Belcher

Rebecca Mindock, Oboe, Principal - John and Judy Bailey

Lindsey Bird Reynolds, Oboe, Principal - Jim and Mary Riis

Blake McGee, Clarinet, Principal 

Kellan Toohey, Clarinet 

Copper Ferreira, Clarinet 

Richard Turner, Bassoon, Principal - Rowan and Jean Marie Tichenor

Cindy Beaver, Bassoon - George and Pam Lesino

Horn section adopted by Joan Anderson

In memory of Susan Jacobson

Katherine Smith, Horn, Principal

Zarah Mattox, Horn

Jennifer Swanson, Horn - Roy and India Hayford

Katie Watt, Horn - Chuck and Nancy Engstrom

Scott Meredith, Trumpet, Principal - Linda Meredith

Don Williams, Trumpet - Lindsey Grant

Trombone section adopted by Fred Taylor

Daniel Watt, Trombone, Principal - Carol Chapman

Nathan Baker, Trombone

Keil Lauer, Trombone

Alan Harvey, Tuba, Principal 

Ross Coons, Timpani, Principal - Chuck and Nancy Engstrom

Ron Coulter, Percussion, Principal 

Dallas Ely, Percussion - Carolyn Griffith and Verba Echols

Ryan Collins, Percussion- CEPI

Carolyn Deuel, Percussion Allan Fraser and Laurie Fletcher

Kathy Williams, Piano, Principal - Mary Hunnicutt

Jane Ann Hamman, Harp, Principal - Rowan and Jean Marie Tichenor

Jennifer DePaolo with Aaron Maiers & Valerie Innella Maiers
Photo Credit: Ben Winckler Photography
Jennifer Swanson with Roy Hayford
Photo Credit: Ben Winckler Photography


Annual gifts from individual donors is what sustains the WSO each year. Donations, both large and small, allow for:

  • World-Renowned Guest Performances

  • Community Enrichment through
    Music on the Move

  • Community Partnerships

  • Artist Development

  • Planning for the Future

Please consider a gift today in support of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. Annual gifts can be made in a single payment or split out into monthly gifts that sustain the organization for the future.


Supporting the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Endowment is one of the easiest ways to ensure the longterm success of the Orchestra. These gifts provide lasting support for the organization by growing the corpus of the WSO Endowment and provides continuous support in perpetuity.

Naming the WSO Endowment as a beneficiary in your will or trust is a simple way to support the Orchestra into the future. Bequests can be made for a certain dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. If you are interested in making a bequest to the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, contact WSO Executive Director Rachel Bailey and discuss your plans with your attorney, financial advisor or CPA.



Corporate sponsorships are are vitally important to the WSO's continued efforts to reach a wider audience and offer quality education opportunities to Wyoming's school children.

Partnering with the WSO allows your organization to increase its exposure to an audience dedicated to the arts and creating a culture of

community in Wyoming.

We offer a wide variety of partnership opportunities, including concert sponsorships, event sponsorships, in-kind donations and educational programming sponsorships.

Contact WSO Executive Director Rachel Bailey today to discuss how your organization can get involved and how the WSO can meet your specific needs.

Special thanks to our hotel partners:


Ramkota Casper

Hilton Garden Inn



Gifts of talent are just as important as gifts of treasure. Volunteers assist the WSO at a variety of events, including:

If you are interested in volunteering for the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra contact Program & Event Manager Rebecca Hebert.




Whitney Bradley

Father Daniel Colibraro

Ruth Dove

Marie Henderson Trust

Dr. John and Pat Logan

Ryan McConnaughey

Harry and Nola Ptasynski

Gordon Sommer

Bucky and Jennifer Walker


($10,000 and above)

Dr. John and Judy Bailey

Rob Doane

Jeffree Star Cosmetics

Terry and Del Johnson

Jonah Bank

Dr. John and Pat Logan

McMurry Foundation

Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board

The Ruble Family

Douglas and Dr. Christine Scheetz

Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Business Council

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

Wyoming Humanities Council


($5,000 to $9,999)

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation

John P Ellbogen Foundation

Goodstein Foundation

Dr. Mark and Caryn Dowell

Bayard and Liz Rea

Tom and Jo Swanson

Wold Foundation

Wyoming Community Foundation
- Casper Area Affiliate

Wyoming Retina Associates

Visit Casper

Dr. Gail Zimmerman


($2,500 to $4,999)

Banner Health Wyoming
Medical Center

Jim and Sally Belcher

Dr. Scott and Stephanie Bennion

George and Linda Bryce

Bruce and Kathy Bummer

Tim and Lisa Burridge

First Interstate Bank

First State Bank

Foss Motors

Gastroenterology Associates

Jonah Bank

Keller Williams Realty

Lisa Burridge and Associates

Todd and Tammy Milliken

John and Patricia Kerns

Bruce Richardson and

Susan Stanton

Taco Johns

Timberline Hospitalities

Ramkota Hotel and

Conference Center

Williams, Porter, Day and Neville

Wold Brothers Inc.


($1,000 to $2,499)

AMBI Mail and Marketing

Nanci Andrew

Tom Brauer and Laura Angelo

Ashton Thomas

Art and Lynette Boatright

Casper College Foundation

Steven and Paulette Carlson

Carol Chapman   

Tom and Kathleen Creager


Lincoln Financial

Michael Davis and Dr. Carol Solie

Keith and Jessica Dodson

Marcus and Mary Doss

Dr. David and Susan Driggers Crowley Fleck

Al Fraser and Laurie Fletcher

Harold B. Gardner, Jr.

Dan Grace

Hilton Garden Inn

Dr. Doug and Susan Holmes

Richard and Mary Hunnicutt

Neil and Anne Larsen

Dr. Albert and Margaret Metz

Northwestern Mutual,
Ryan McIntyre

R&R Rest Stops

Scott Sissman and Kate Sarosy

Southern Wine and Spirits

Mike and Jane Sullivan

Rick and Donna Tempest

Shane and JoAnn True

Donald and Betty Walters

Richard and Linda Wheeler


($500 to $999)

Joan Anderson

Fred and Kim Devore

Chuck and Nancy Engstrom

Susan Grant

Nicholas and Maggie Grooms

Malik and April Hegge

The Hill Music Company

Jim and Deb Johnson

Johnson Group Restaurants

Keyhole Outdoor Living

Inge Kutchins

David Laudon

Lenhart Mason Associates

Manuel and Marilyn Lojo

Morris and Susan Massey

Clark McPherson and Rebecca Sedar

Fred Taylor

Mountain West Technologies

Christopher Reilly

Mike and Sally Sarvey

Senator Charles Scott and

Nancy Stichert

Scott and Michele Soulek

Drs. Cory and Renee Stirling

George Vandel

Rich Wheeler

Kermit and Kathleen Wille

Yobo Gear


($250 to $499)

Rachel Bailey

Dan and Melissa Behringer

Barbara Bentzin

Gary Berchenbriter

David Blair and Jackie Hotle

The Born Hotel

The Bomb Sommelier

Dennis and Lynn Brabec

Brookside Bookkeeping Services

Harry Durham and Mary Hogsett Lanae Fox

Thomas Grochowski

Justin Hayward

Crocker Hollis

Jerry Hou

Linda Howard

Marilyn Ingram

Kate Johnson

Aaron and Valerie Maiers

Patrick and Nimi McConigley

John and Judith Meyer

Joan Mills

Mark and Janet Owens

Debra Park

William and Kathy Pollock

Zak and Renate Pullen

Dennis Ridgeway and
Liane Chapman

Jimmie Rae and Catherine Bailey

David and Dee Anne Simonson

Jane Sizemore

Chris Thomas and Janette Leno Thomas

Clarke and Holly Turner

Mac and Alyssa Ratchford

Art and Judi Van Rensselaer

Anne Rochelle

Bob and Carol Tarantola

Henry and Yvonne Wasserburger

West Fork Lodge


($125 to $249) 

James Brown and Karen Anfang

Royce and Sandra Brown

Fred and Beth Catchpole

Carolyn Deuel

Dana Deuel

Lindsey Grant

Carolyn Griffith and Verba Echols

Daron and Charlotte Gruner

Kathy Haden

Roy and India Hayford

Dustin and Rebecca Hebert

Nada Jane

Mary Kofakis

George and Pam Lesino

Lynn Lockhart

William and Dorothy Maiers

Dr. Al and Diane Mattern

Blake and Katrina McGee

Ryan and Krystle McIntyre

Robyn Morrison

Natrona County Library Foundation

Eric and Christie Nelson

Dr. Tom and Victoria Radosevich

Jim and Mary Riis

Nat and Rebecca Steinhoff

Valerie Stewart

Lynne Swank

Michael and Lucy Turek

Richard Turner, Paying It Forward

Duane and Katherine Weber

Dr. Todd and Nancy Witzeling

Dr. Cynthia Works and
Andrew Couldridge

WSO Ushers

Mark and Karen Zaback


($25 to $124) 

Eli Bailey and Heidi Dayhuff

Katharine Bailey

Merrit and Margaret Benson

Michael Bond and Robert Johnson

JC and Lois Boyd

David and Diane Branson

Dr. Gregory and Sharon Brondos

Tom and Robin Broumley

Gregory and Christina Brown

Kilty Brown

Madeline Brown

Tanya Collier

Barbara Conway

Daniel and Jennifer Cooper

Audrey Cotherman

Keith and Mary Cottam

Jim De Golia

Mark and Nancy Doelger

Paul and Rosemarie Dona

Deb Fleming

Michael and Kristine Gaither

Daniel and Crystal Galles

Thomas Gardner

Dr. Aimee Gough and Katharine Allen

Grab and Go Gourmet

John and Lauren Griffith

Virginia Hazen

Anne Holman

Jane Ifland

Louise Innella

Roberta Jackson

Dr. Richard and Constance Jaouen

Miriam Jeng

Charlotte Jones

Louis Kistler III and Linda Ryan

Bruce and Anne Ladd

Ryan Landon

Dr. Tom and Shelley Landon

Miguel and Sandy Loetta

Kimberly Mazza

Linda Meredith

Doug McLaughlin and
Beverly Mathisen

Kevin and Julie Murphy

Erin Morgan

Dr. Cope and Elizabeth Norcross

Scott and Cyndy Novotny

Wendy Ogata

Carol Papinchak

Amber and Mallory Pollock

Loretta Popp

Charles and Loraine Powell

Daniel and Emily Quintana

Martha Rakestraw

John and Jennifer Scherlin

Lois Shickich

Neil Short and Linda Nix

Milward and Amy Simpson

Karen Sloan

Michael and Ebba Stedillie

Mary Sutton

Judith Trohkimoinen

Eric and Gayle Unruh

Lon Whitman

Eric and Elissa Ruckle

Janet Stanton

John E. Walz

Jo Zagar

In Memory of Phyllis Ackerman

Ron and Mary Anne Barnes


In Memory of Simon Marshall

Inge Kutchins

The above levels include cash, in-kind contributions, income from WSO events and grant awards. Please accept our apology if the above information is inaccurate. 

To update your information, call 307-266-1478. 

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