2015 REFLECTIONS FROM ROGER RINGER – VP

At the end of the 2015 year I want to send out Christmas and New Years greetings to all the members and those who are curious looking at this website wondering about the Western Music Association – Kansas Chapter.  It has been a great year for our artists and fans.  I hope everyone had the chance to see our artists at work all over the state and nation.

     I extend an invitation to anyone interested in Cowboy Poetry and Western Music to attend one of our meetings and consider joining.  The WMA is a fan organization as well as for the artists.  We like to have a personal relationship with our fans.  We love the opportunity to catch the interest of the young people who have an interest in music and performance.  You will find that our artists are available for educational activities.  Many of our artists have formal training and love to share.

     Our quarterly meetings are held at the Prairie Rose Chuck Wagon Supper ranch.  Check this site for meeting dates and information.  We have a lunch and learn starting at noon and a jam session before we start into our business meetings.

     As much fun and work as we had during 2015 we hope to be even busier during the 2016 season.  If anyone is needing information on how to hire one of our artists for concerts, events, or informal house concerts please contact us.

     I also want to especially welcome Barry and Victoria Ward back home to Kansas.  It was hard to give up the mountains of Colorado but there are many factors that made the move back to Kansas feasible.  You will find that Barry is a multi award winning artist and a world class musician.  Check out his website for information.

     Being vice president for this organization has been a total joy to me.  I have not been able to be very active in the last year but am looking to a better year and better health.