CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Four community members are vying for the chance to conduct a piece on one of Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s future concerts, and the jockeying has raised nearly $15,000 so far.
The friendly and beneficial competition is a new fundraising initiative called Make Me The Maestro. This year’s contestants include:
- Tom Bass, president of Wyoming Bank & Trust
- Dr. Tracie Caller, with Cheyenne Regional Medical Group’s Medical Specialty Clinic Neurology
- Mary Guthrie, Cheyenne’s first female city attorney and a former deputy attorney general
- Dr. Rene Hinkle, a co-founding partner at Cheyenne Women’s Clinic
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra announced that Bass is in the lead to become the Maestro.
With a $30,000 goal, voting via donation is ongoing at https://cheyennesymphony.org/maestro/.
The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The fundraising will culminate at the 65th Annual Gala on Saturday, Sept. 16, according to the website. The evening includes a cocktail hour, three-course gourmet meal, live entertainment and silent and live auctions. An online silent auction opened on Monday, Sept. 11.
More on this year’s competitors also is available on the website.