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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
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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 2023-2024 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

ConcertMaster: $625

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

Megan Karls, Concertmaster - Greg and Lauren Groves

Sarah McCoy, Associate Concertmaster

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

Ruth Bell, Violin - Dr. Rowan and Jean Marie Tichenor

Emily Denham, Violin

Jana Hanni, Violin

Roger Hedlund, Violin - The WSO Volunteers

Ami Jacobs, Violin - Al Fraser and Laurie Fletcher

Ashley Schnell, Violin 

Miriam Scofield, Violin - Dr. Doug and Susan Holmes

Susan Stanton, Violin - Dr. Albert and Margaret Metz

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

Chealsea Allen, Viola - Ken Lantta 

Jacki Bryan, Viola 

Leslie Fox, Viola - Monica Fox

Audrey Ortberg, Viola - 

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

Sabrina Romney-Lloyd, Viola

Tim Jones, Cello, Principal - 

Debbie Bovie, Cello - Al Fraser and Laurie Fletcher

Jeffrey Johnson, Cello - 

Janette Leno-Thomas, Cello - Betty Gardner

Amy Cowell, Cello - Gary and Jennifer DePaolo

Bass section adopted by Ed and Barbara Mueller

Ernie Glock, Bass, Principal - Brookside Bookkeeping Services

Kathryn Beagle, Bass 

Benjamin Hornacek, Bass - Brookside Bookkeeping Services

Norman Menzales, Flute, Principal - In Memory of Pat Logan

Charlotte Gruner, Flute - John and Judy Bailey

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 

Copper Ferreira, Clarinet - David Poucher - In honor of Benny Goodman

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

Cindy Beaver, Bassoon - George and Pamela Lesino

Horn section adopted by Joan Anderson

Katherine Smith, Horn, Principal

Zarah Mattox, Horn

Jennifer Swanson, Horn 

Katie Watt, Horn - David Poucher

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 - Douglas and Dr. Christine Scheetz

Keil Lauer, Trombone

Alan Harvey, Tuba, Principal 

Ross Coons, Timpani, Principal 

Ron Coulter, Percussion, Principal 

Dallas Ely, Percussion - David Poucher

Richard Puzzo, Percussion

Michael Broyles, Percussion

Carolyn Deuel, Percussion - Diane Rose Doll, Al Fraser and Laurie Fletcher

Kathy Williams, Piano, Principal - Douglas and Dr. Christine Scheetz

Jane Ann Hamman, Harp, Principal - Dr. 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 Rebecca Hebert 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 Rebecca Hebert 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 our office




Whitney Bradley

Father Daniel Colibraro

Ruth Dove

Marie Henderson Trust

Dr. John and Pat Logan

Ryan McConnaughey

Harry and Nola Ptasynski

PJ Rose

Gordon Sommer

Bucky and Jennifer Walker


($10,000 and above)

Dr. John and Judy Bailey 

Terry and Del Johnson

Jonah Bank of Wyoming

Dr. John Logan

Jim and Ann Ruble 

Douglas and Dr. Christine Scheetz

Townsquare Media

Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund


($5,000 to $9,999)

Jim and Sally Belcher

Dail Bodziony

Bruce and Kathy Bummer

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation

John P. Ellbogen Foundation

Greg and Lauren Groves

Hughes Charitable Foundation

Bart Rea

Wyoming Retina Associates

($2,500 to $4,999)

Banner Health Wyoming Medical Center

Dr. Dena Bravata and Jim De Golia

Dr. Mark and Caryn Dowell

Carolyn Griffith and Verba Echols

First Interstate Bank

First State Bank

Allan Fraser and Laurie Fletcher

Gastroenterology Associates

Honda of Casper

Mary Hunnicutt

Sona Rummel

Taco JohnsVista Toyota

Williams, Porter, Day & Neville, P.C.

Wyoming Otolaryngology


($1,000 to $2,499)

AMBI Mail and Marketing

Ashton Thomas Private Wealth

Art and Lynette Boatright

CY Discount Liquor

David and Susan Driggers

Equality State Sound and Lighting

Malik and April Hegge

Dr. Doug and Susan Holmes

Jim and Deb Johnson

Johnson Resturaunt Group


Ryan McConnaughey

Mesa Energy Solutions

Albert and Margaret Metz

Mountain West Technologies

Patrick and Marcia Patton

R&R Reststops

Bruce Richardson and Susan Stanton

Carol Solie
Sonny's RV

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Fred Taylor

The Bon Agency Nationwide

The Liquor Shed

Eric and Gayle Unruh

George Vandel

Kermit and Kathleen Wille

Wyld Gear

Shane and JoAnn True


($500 to $999)

Rachel Bailey

Chad Bergman

Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Casper Pride

Jeffrey and Patricia Cloud

Fred and Kim DeVore

Darin Driggers

John Jorgensen

Lenhart Mason & Associates

John and Mary Masterson

Ed and Barbara Mueller

Eric and Christie Nelson

Phil and Lisa Rutar

Tina and Dave Sparby

Jill and Michael Stillwagon

Mike and Jane Sullivan

The Wild Wilsons

James & Beth Worthen


($250 to $499)

Andrew Coulridge and Dr. Cynthia Works

Brian and Jennifer Deurloo

Dustin and Rebecca Hebert

Drew Jaussaud and Craig Mitchell

Scott and Alice Klosterman

Debra Park

Karla Pirabun-Moreno

Jessica Standbury

Nat and Becca Steinhoff

Keith and Diane Tyler


($125 to $249) 

Chris Barten

Daniel and Melissa Behringer

Wade and Leah Burback

Dave and Janice Burch and Connie Burch

Casper Whiskey Society

Ava Covert
Rick Darcy
Erin Dawes
Dana Deuel

Eagle RV Park and Campground

Greg Eddy

Peter and Amber Fazio

Jane Fleming, FNP-C

Ferne Freiberg

Rachel Garbaj

Joe and Carole Graves

Tom and Cathy Green

Jennifer Hanrahan

Elliott Hinkle

Laura Hunter

Mark and Joddee Jacobsen

Bruce Lawson

Allan Mattern

Frank and Ruth Moran

Christopher and Judy Murray

Platte Valley Bank

Christopher Reilly

Ann Rochelle

Thomas and Heather Rogers

Phyllis Roseberry

Amanda Sewell

Neil Short and Linda Nix

Abby Sides

Scott and Michele Soulek

Mary Sutton

Sweet Grass Acupuncture and Wellness

The Safari Club

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Karen Williams and Lisa Engebretsen

Jo Zagar


($25 to $124) 

Katherine Amelia

Susan Anderson

Dirk Andrews

Karen Anfang and Jim Brown

Chad Bade

Henry & Sandra Bailey

Cathy Becker

Gary Berchenbriter

Mike Bond and Robert Johnson

Kathryn Boswell

Megan Bratton

Tom Brauer and Laura Angelo

Nancy Brennan

Kirstin Brooks

Jacqueline Brown

James Brown

Sara Burlingame

John Smith & Joan Caldwell

J.P. and Rebecca Cavigelli

Dan and Mandy Cepeda

Tyler Cessor

Kevin Christopherson

William Clegg

Audrey Cotherman

Amy Cowell

Mona Creel

Janet de Vries

Kyle DeBeer

Megan Degenfelder

Carolyn Deuel

Rob Doane

Christopher Dragon

Kary Dronek

Audrey Egan

Kelby Eisenman

Casey and Jenniey Elliott

Michelle Elser

Chuck and Nancy Engstrom

Karen Ewart

Jim and Lynn Fletcher

Daniel Foote

Kristen Galles

Galles C85 Liquor

Thomas Gardner

Alicia Gardner

Kim Gasson

Kylie Gibson

Amy Gieske

Kevin and Jeanne Goldrick

Cynthia Groetzinger

Anne Guzzo

Jen Hagen

Stephanie Hambrick

Joshua Hansen

Barron and Brandy Haskins

Katheryn Havasi

Kathleen Hawley

Tawny Hinchen

Jan Hinz

Katie Hogarty

Anne L Holman

Maddie Hook

Shawn Houck

Ruthanne Hubbard

Janet Hughes

Shaelynn Hunsicker

Carolyn Jacobs

Richard and Constance Jaouen

Michael Jaycox

Kate Johnson

Lori Johnson

Tiffany Jones

Tina Jones

Megan Kaufman

Deborah M Kellam

Ben Kinion

Caroline Kirsch

Julie Koch

Molly Kruger

Valerie Kulhavy

Inge Kutchins

David Laudon and
Randy Laroche

Jerry and Colleen Larsen

Ruth Ann Leonard

George and Pam Lesino

John Lichty

and Jennifer Gladson 

Merry Litman

Jessica Logan

Zulima Lopez

Carisse Ludwig

David Lundahl

Dee Lundberg

Allison Maluchnik and 

Anthony Gamroth

Rick Mason

Doreen McGlade

Courtney McKee

Danny Mcmurrough

Stevie and Nicholas McNamee

Segio Mendivil

Roger Merriman

Todd and Tami Milliken

Pamela Mills

Paula Mongold

Howard Moreland

GT Morton

Beth Moxley

Jeremiah & Missy Muldowney

Maggie Mullen

Steve Myers

Cyndy Novotny

Heather O'Brien

Sue O' Gara

Jessica Oden

Kelsey Olson

Marilyn Peden

Nick Perkins

Katie Wilcox Peterson

Amber and Mallory Pollock

Jacqueline Pollock

Michael Porter

Cory Poulos

Dr. Denise Prugh and
Ted Rasmussen 

Phillip Rael

Brianne Rauzi

Sharon Rich

Dr. Joseph D. Rosen

Elissa Ruckle

Annie Sanders

Michael and Sally Sarvey

Jacie Schmuacher

Andrew Schneider

Debbie Scollard

Lisa Scroggins

Tamera Severson

Scott Sharples

Jennifer Shobak

Jason Short

Jen Simon

Scott Sissman and Kate Sarosy

Scott and Cidne Skavdahl

Samantha Smith

Shawn Snyder

Julianna Souza

John and Rachel Spear

Alaina Stedillie

Cathy Stepp

Mike Stepp

Ryan Stepp

John Sundahl

Lynne Swank

Jay and Debra Swedberg

Shelly Swierkowski

Katy & Pat Thomas

Tracy Thomson

Scott Thorvaldson

Rebecca Travers

Judith Trohkimoinen

Clarke and Holly Turner

Marie Wardenski

Heather Watson

Mary Jo Watters

Valerie Webb

Lon Whitman

Anna Wilcox

Ben and Rachel Winckler

Vicki Windle

Todd and Nancy Witzeling

Peter and Marla Wold

Aaron Wood

wyOMing Yoga and Wellness

Sheryl Yates

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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