From: Ron Laird, WHSAA Commissioner
and Lila Kennah, WMEA President
We are asking that the Music Directors to help us by notifying their local news media of the All-State Concert and the names of the students who have been selected from their school. If your school has different directors for Band, Choir, and Orchestra, we suggest that you put one person in charge of the press release, which, if applicable, would include the names of all Band, Choir, and Orchestra students from your school.
Below is a press release that you may use, as it is, or use as a guideline.
Over 450 of Wyoming’s best high school music students will meet in Casper on January 20-22, 2019, for the 2019 Wyoming All-State Band, Orchestra, and Choir Clinic. Kelly Walsh High School will host all of the clinic rehearsals and concerts. The All-State Clinic is held in conjunction with the Wyoming Music Educators Association State Music Conference. The Wyoming High School Activities Association together with the Wyoming Music Educators Association sponsors this annual event. The All-State Gala Concert will be presented on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Highlands Park Community Church. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students(K-12).
Dr. John Locke, University of North Carolina Greensboro, will be the honored conductor for the All-State Band.
Thomas Taylor Dickey, Oklahoma State University, will be the honored conductor for the All-State Orchestra.
Dr. Andrea Ramsey, noted composer, conductor, and educator, will be the honored conductor for the All-State Choir.