Wyoming Fiddlers' Association District #4

Casper, Wyoming

WYOMING FIDDLERS' ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT #4

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JOIN US

For a hand-clappin', foot-stompin' good time, join Wyoming Fiddlers' Association District #4 on the second Sunday of each month. Call Billie at 307-462-3113, Ann at 307-266-6347 for location. Potluck lunch begins at 1:00 p.m., business meeting at 1:30 p.m. and jam session at 2:00 p.m.​

Please join us every Tuesday evening (except for the 2nd Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. for a jam session at Natrona County School District Central Services at 970 N. Glenn Rd.. We will be playing at other locations (assisted living facilities and nursing homes) on the second Tuesday of each month. Call for location (Billie at 462-3113).

Tuesday night jams have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Watch for a notice when they resume. 

Whether you are a picker, a singer, or a toe-tapper and love old-time music, we would love to have you join in the fun. We welcome acoustic instrument players and vocalists, from beginners to experienced, who play and sing traditional oldtime music.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINMENT?

Wyoming Fiddlers' Association District #4 provides entertainment at facilities and many , both private and public, around the area. Whether you are looking for background music for an event, or a special performance, give us a call.

Wyoming Fiddlers' Association District #4's talented musicians play fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, Irish whistle, accordion and stand-up bass, in addition to our vocalists. We play a variety of music from hoedowns to waltzes, Irish, country music, cowboy music, gospel and more.

Wyoming Fiddlers' Association, District #4 specializes in outdoor events during summer and corporate, social and civic events anytime. We will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and plan just the right music for your celebration.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINMENT?

Wyoming Fiddlers' Association District #4 accepts donations for playing events and the money supports music events and scholarships. Wyoming Fiddlers' Association District #4 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Please call for availability and more information. See 'about us' page.


DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE LIVE EVENTS FOR THE

2020 ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS & MUSIC FESTIVAL 

HAD TO BE CANCELED.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE 

WYOMING ARTS COUNCIL 

FOR CO-SPONSORING 6 VIRTUAL FIDDLE WORKSHOPS

IN PLACE OF OUR LIVE WORKSHOPS.

The workshops were a tremendous success!

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Wyoming Fiddlers’ Association District #4 & the Wyoming Arts Council

PRESENT A SERIES OF VIRTUAL FIDDLE WORKSHOPS

JUSTIN BRANUM

“Western Swing 101”

February 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. MOUNTAIN TIME

We will learn the basic melody to the western swing instrumental standard “Silver Bells” (suitable for beginner-to intermediate level), the harmony or “twin” fiddle part (intermediate-advanced level) and a hot solo (intermediate to advanced). During class, Justin will explain the basic theory behind developing the harmony part and hot solo, so that you can take that information and use it in your own playing or for other tunes. Sheet music will be included, along with an audio track of the arrangement and an audio track of just the rhythm section to practice with.

CODY STADELMAIER

“Fun Fiddle Tunes for Beginners & Classical Crossovers”

February 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. MOUNTAIN TIME

Cody will present a number of fun fiddle tunes that every fiddler should learn. The workshop is for beginner to intermediate players just getting started on the fiddle, or anyone wishing to transition from classical violin to fiddling. We will go over the tunes and learn about techniques for bowing and for the left hand. 10 tunes will be sent out ahead of time—sheet music and recordings and we will cover what time allows.

LUKE PRICE

“Advanced Bow Technique”

February 13, 2021 at 2 p.m. MOUNTAIN TIME

Luke will work with participants on the most important part of the fiddle – the bow! Control of the bow is the difference between sounding okay and sounding great. In this workshop, we will explore technique, rhythm, and different approaches to the bow. No matter how short or long you’ve been playing, there’s always more to learn!

KIMBER LUDIKER

Mind/Instrument Connection and Improvisation

February 20, 2021 at 2 p.m. MOUNTAIN TIME

Are you someone who can hear improvisations in your head, but has a hard time getting them out through your instrument? We’ll learn easy exercises to connect what you hear in your head to physical spots on your instrument. Appropriate for all skill levels.

NATALIE PADILLA

“Bluegrass Fiddle Backup: breaks, kickoffs, chords, fills & improv”

February 27, 2021 at 10 a.m. MOUNTAIN TIME

Participants will learn the basics for how to play fiddle on a song, those pesky non-fiddle fiddle tune things that have words and require you to learn the melody on your own in whichever key the singer wishes. We will go over chord charts, how to read and make them, simple theory along with exercises for beginning improvisers. The workshop is appropriate for fiddlers with skill levels of “beginnermediate” to advanced.

VI WICKAM

“Quilt Your Own Breakdown”

February 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. MOUNTAIN TIME

Vi will use a popular fiddle tune, to teach participants how to take a simple melody and turn it into a great breakdown fiddle tune. We will listen to a number of iconic versions of the tune and identify elements that make the version interesting. You will learn the structure and elements of a fiddle tune, and how to arrange them effectively to create your own killer version! The workshop is appropriate for fiddlers with skill levels of intermediate to advanced.

Each workshop is 90 minutes, of which a portion may be dedicated to questions and answers.

The cost of each workshop is $40 per participant. Can be paid through PayPal at [email protected] The code to join workshop on Zoom will be provided when registration is received.

Register as early as possible, as workshops may fill up.

Contact Ann Robinson at [email protected] for registration form and payment information.


IF YOU MISSED THE WORKSHOPS, WE HAVE GOOD NEWS!  

Recordings of four of the workshops are available for an extended period of time 

at the same cost of $40 each.

JUSTIN BRANUM

KIMBER LUDIKER

NATALIE PADILLA

VI WICKAM

Contact Ann Robinson at [email protected] for registration form and payment information.



29TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL

FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

2019 RESULTS


Novice Fiddle

1.  Kodie Evans, Blackfoot, ID

2.  Boone Donley, Casper, WY


Small Fry Fiddle

1.  Adelie Tillman, Colorado Springs, CO


Junior-Junior Fiddle

1.  Maggie Wight, Idaho Falls, ID

2.  Kyla White, Colorado Springs, CO

3.  Brooke Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO


Junior Fiddle

1.  Grace Partridge, Rigby, ID

2.  Jessa Preston, Blackfoot, ID

3.  Meg Preston, Blackfoot, ID


Young Adult Fiddle

1.  Casey Whiteman, Casper, WY


Adult Fiddle

1.  Vi Wickam III, Loveland, CO

2.  Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

3.  Briana Tillman, Colorado Springs, CO


Senior Fiddle

1.  Randy Warner, Washoe Valley, NV

2.  Vi Wickam II, Loveland, CO


Senior-Senior Fiddle

1.  Jack Wallace, Laramie, WY

2.  Billie Donovan, Casper, Wyoming

3.  Dick Lefevre, Lander, WY


Twin Fiddle

1.  Grace Partridge, Rigby, ID and Jess Preston, Blackfoot, ID

2.  Vi Wickam III, Loveland, CO & Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

3.  Kyla White and Capri White, Colorado Springs, CO


Grand Champion Fiddle

1.  Grace Partridge, Rigby, ID

2.  Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

3.  Jessa Preston, Blackfoot, ID

4.  Vi Wickam III, Loveland, CO

5.  Casey Whiteman, Casper, WY


Guitar

1.  Vi Wickam II, Loveland, CO

2.  Vi Wickam III, Loveland, CO

3.  Casey Whiteman, Casper, WY


Adult Variety

1.  Vi Wickam, II, Loveland, CO

2.  Vi Wickam III, Loveland, CO

3.  Christina Tift, Banner, WY


Youth Variety

1.  Maggie Wight, Idaho Falls, ID

2.  Zane Kirkpatrick, Fruitland, ID

3.  Maggie Wight, Idaho Falls, ID


Youth Vocal

1.  Maggie Wight, Idaho Falls, ID

2.  Brooke Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

3.  Boone Donley, Casper, WY


Female Vocal

1.  Grace Partridge, Rigby, ID

2.  Christina Tift, Banner, WY

3.  Ann Robinson, Casper, WY


Male Vocal

1.  Vi Wickam III, Loveland, CO

2.  Vi Wickam II, Loveland, CO

3.  Vaughn Cronin, Casper, WY


Favorite Accompanist

Jim McMillan, Bozeman, MT




28TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL

FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

2018 RESULTS

Novice Fiddle

1. Drexol Williams, Casper, WY*


Small Fry Fiddle

1. Boone Donley, Casper, WY*


Junior-Junior Fiddle

1. Josie Dalton, Idaho Falls, ID*

2. Brooke Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO


Junior Fiddle

1. Tessa Dalton, Idaho Falls, ID*

2. Kelly Makela, Boise, ID

3. Rylee Loucks, Marsing, ID


Young Adult Fiddle

1. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY*

2. Cyla Parris, Douglas, WY


Adult Fiddle

1. Isaac Callender, Sand Coulee, MT

2. Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO*

3. Louise Steinway, Sand Coulee, MT


Senior Fiddle

1. Paul Makela, Boise, ID*

2. Dick Lefevre, Lander, WY

3. Cat McClintock, Bismarck, ND


Senior-Senior Fiddle

1. Jack Wallace, Laramie, WY*

2. Jim McMillan, Bozeman, MT

3. Billie Donovan, Casper, WY


Youth Variety Instrument

1. Tessa Dalton, Idaho Falls, ID

2. Brooke Stadelmaier, Forth Collins, CO


Grand Champion Fiddle

1. Isaac Callender, Sand Coulee, MT*

2. Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

3. Tessa Dalton, Idaho Falls, ID

4. Casey Whiteman, Casper, WY

5. Louise Steinway, Sand Coulee, MT


Twin Fiddle

1. Isaac Callender/Louise Steinway, Sand Coulee, MT

2. Kelly Makela, Boise, ID/Rylee Loucks, Marsing, ID

3. Tessa Dalton/Josie Dalton, Idaho Falls, ID


Adult Variety Instrument

1. Isaac Callender, Sand Coulee, MT

2. Isaac Callender, Sand Coulee, MT

3. Louise Steinway, Sand Coulee, MT


Guitar

1. Isaac Callender, Sand Coulee, MT

2. Paul Makela, Boise, ID

3. Floyd Gorsuch, Hot Springs, SD


Female Vocal

1. Kelly Makela, Boise, ID

2. Casey Whiteman, Casper, WY

3. Tessa Dalton, Idaho Falls, ID


Male Vocal

1. Paul Makela, Boise, ID

2. Bruce Stanger, Iona, ID

3. Jay Saul, Casper, WY


Youth Vocal

1. Josie Dalton, Idaho Falls, ID

2. Brooke Stadelmaier, Forth Collins, CO

3. Drexol Williams, Casper, WY


Favorite Accompanist

Jim McMillan, Bozeman, MT


*Certified Champion

27TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL

FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

2017 RESULTS

Youth Novice

1. Annamae Kirkpatrick - Fruitland, ID


Adult Novice Fiddle

1. Cyla Parris - Douglas, WY

2. Vi Wickam II - Loveland, CO


Small Fry Fiddle

1. Brooke Stadelmaier* - Fort Collins, CO


Junior-Junior Fiddle

1. Tristan Jacob* - Casper, WY


Junior Fiddle

1. Jessica Jacob* - Casper, WY


Young Adult Fiddle

1. Josiah Nelson - Fort Collins, CO

2. Casey Whiteman* - Casper, WY

3. Eden Rolland - Denver, CO


Adult Fiddle

1. Vi Wickam III* - Loveland, CO


Senior Fiddle

1. Ann Robinson* - Casper, WY


Senior-Senior Fiddle

1. Jim McMillan* - Bozeman, MT

2. Billie Donovan - Casper, WY


Twin Fiddle

1. Vi Wickam III/Casey Whiteman

2. Josiah Nelson/Eden Rolland


Grand Champion Fiddle

1. Josiah Nelson - Fort Collins, CO*

2. Vi Wickam III - Loveland, CO

3. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY

4. Eden Rolland - Denver, CO

5. Jessica Jacob - Casper, WY


Youth Variety Instrument

1. Jessica Jacob - Casper, WY

2. Brooke Stadelmaier - Fort Collins, CO

3. Tristan Jacob - Casper, WY


Adult Variety Instrument

1. Josiah Nelson - Fort Collins, CO

2. Vi Wickam III - Loveland, CO

3. Vi Wickam II - Loveland, CO

4. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY


Guitar

1. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY

2. Vi Wickam III - Loveland CO


Youth Vocal

1. Jessica Jacob - Casper, WY

2. Brooke Stadelmaier - Fort Collins, CO


Male Vocal

1. Josiah Nelson - Fort Collins, CO

2. Vi Wickam III - Loveland, CO

3. Jay Saul - Casper, CO

4. Dick Enders - Casper, WY

5. Vi Wickam II - Loveland, CO


Female Vocal

1. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY

2. Cyla Parris - Douglas, WY

3. Ann Robinson - Casper, WY


Favorite Accompanist

Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY


*Nationally Certified Champion

26TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL

FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

2016 RESULTS

Small Fry Fiddle

1. Brooke Emily Stadelmaier - Fort Collins, CO


Junior-Junior Fiddle

1. Tristan Jacob - Casper, WY


Junior Fiddle

1. MacyLynn Keller - Nampa, ID

2. Morgan Lipes - Mills, WY

3. Elan Dennis - Yuma, CO

4. Jessica Jacob - Casper, WY


Young Adult Fiddle

1. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY


Adult Fiddle

1. Cody Stadelmaier - Fort Collins, CO

2. Paula Whaley - Laramie, WY


Senior Fiddle

1. Ann Robinson - Casper, WY

2. Dick Lefevre - Lander, WY


Senior-Senior Fiddle

1. Mary Ellen Weathers - Yuma, CO

2. Jim McMillan - Bozeman, MT

3. Billie Donovan - Casper, WY

Youth Variety Instrument

1. Jessica Jacob - Casper, WY

2. Tristan Jacob - Casper, WY


Adult Variety Instrument

1. Doc Rake - Mills, WY

2. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY

3. Dick Lefevre - Lander, WY


Guitar

1. Drexol Williams


Twin Fiddle

1. Elan Dennis/Mary Ellen Weathers - Yuma, CO

2. Casey Whiteman/Morgan Lipes - Casper/Mills, WY

3. Cody Stadelmaier/Paula Whaley - Fort Collins, CO/Laramie, WY


Grand Champion Fiddle

1. MacyLynn Keller - Idaho

2. Cody Stadelmaier - Fort Collins, CO

3. Elan Dennis - Yuma, CO

4. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY

5. Morgan Lipes - Mills, WY

6. Jessica Jacob - Casper, WY

7. Paula Whaley - Laramie, WY

8. Dick Lefevre - Lander, WY

9. Jim McMillan - Bozeman, MT


Male Vocal

1. Bosco Land - Casper, WY

2. Jay Saul - Casper, WY

3. Dick Enders - Casper, WY

4. Alan Beatty - Fort Collins, CO

5. Doc Rake - Mills, WY


Female Vocal

1. MacyLynn Keller - Idaho

2. Casey Whiteman - Casper, WY

3. Ann Robinson - Casper, WY


Youth Vocal

1. Brooke Emily Stadelmaier - Fort Collins, CO

2. Drexol Williams - Casper, WY

Favorite Accompanist

Jim McMillan - Bozeman, MT


Judges

Hannah King - Jackson Hole, WY

Shelby Rae Murdock - Pocatello, ID

Tyler Enders - Casper, WY

25TH ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL

FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

2015 RESULTS

Small Fry Fiddle

1st Place - Brooke Emily Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO


Junior-Junior Fiddle

1st Place - Jessica Jacob, Casper, WY

2nd Place - Tristan Jacob, Casper, WY


Junior Fiddle

1st Place - Makaela Shippy, Caldwell, ID

2nd Place - MacyLynn Keller, Nampa, ID

3rd Place - Kelly Makela, Boise, ID


Young Adult Fiddle

1st Place - Josiah Nelson, Fort Collins, CO

2nd Place - Tallon Sandoval, Hanover, NH

3rd Place - Casey Whiteman, Mills, WY


Adult Fiddle

1st Place - Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

2nd Place - Vi Wickam III, Fort Collins, CO


Senior Fiddle

1st Place - Trish Osthoff, Lakewood, CO

2nd Place - Randy Warner, Washoe Valley, NV

3rd Place - Dick Lefevre, Lander, WY


Senior-Senior Fiddle

1st Place - Ramon Selby, Kingston, WA

2nd Place - Jim McMillan, Bozeman, MT

3rd Place - Billie Donovan, Casper, WY


Adult Novice Fiddle

1st Place - Gary Barelli, Casper, WY

2nd Place - Vi Wickam II, Loveland, CO


Guitar

1st Place - Paul Makela, Boise, ID

2nd Place - Vi Wickam III, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place Duane Skelton, Casper, WY


Youth Variety Instrument

1st Place - Jessica Jacob, Casper, WY

2nd Place - Lanie Shippy, Caldwell, ID

3rd Place - Tristan Jacob, Casper, WY


Grand Championship Fiddle

1st Place - Natalie Koob, Frisco, CO

2nd Place - Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place - Makaela Shippy, Caldwell, ID

4th Place - Josiah Nelson, Fort Collins, CO

5th Place - Vi Wickam III, Fort Collins, CO

6th Place - MacyLynn Keller, Nampa, ID

7th Place - Tallon Sandoval, Hanover, NH

8th Place - Kelly Makela, Boise, ID

9th Place - Casey Whiteman, Mills, WY

10th Place - Lanie Shippy, Caldwell, ID


Twin Fiddle

1st Place - Vi Wickam, Fort Collins, CO

1st Place - Tallon Sandoval, Hanover, NH

2nd Place - Cody Stadelmaier, Fort Collins, CO

2nd Place - Josiah Nelson, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place - Mary Ellen Weathers, Yuma, CO

3rd Place - Elan Dennis, Yuma, CO


Adult Variety Instrument

1st Place - Vi Wickam III, Fort Collins, CO

2nd Place - Josiah Nelson, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place - Vi Wickam II, Loveland, CO


Male Vocal

1st Place - Paul Makela, Boise, ID

2nd Place - Vi Wickam III, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place - Dick Enders, Casper, WY


Female Vocal

1st Place - Kelly Makela, Boise, ID

2nd Place - Casey Whiteman, Mills, WY

3rd Place - Lanie Shippy - Caldwell, ID


Favorite Accompanist

Vi Wickam III, Fort Collins, CO

Sponsored in part by the

Wyoming Arts Council

through funding from the

National Endowment for the Arts

and the Wyoming State Legislature