District Fiddle News 

The WOTFA has local District groups that are active. This section will have news, jams, and performances submitted by the districts 2 and 4.

District 2 (see schedule below) The WOTFA-Dist #2 would like to announe that each year we offer a $500 scholarhip to a Wyoming college bound senior or adult. We offer the scholarship in the hope to preserve an interest in Old Time Fiddling and passing it on to future generations. Below are requirements for scholarship: 1. Student must have maintained a cumulative 2.5 GPA throughout high school and must be a resident of the State of Wyoming. (GPA requirement can be waived for adults) 2. Student must attend and participate in at least three (3) Dist. #2 Jams or events between now and graduation. Jams are held each month on the lst and 3rd Sundays. The 1st Sundays are at various places in the Big Horn Basin and 3rd Sunday is always at Cassies Supper Club in Cody, WY. Schdule of events will be posted in this web site monthly. Musical instruments can include but are not limited to: fiddle, guitar, bass fiddle, mandolin, banjo and piano/keyboard. No electrical instrument allowed except the bass guitar. 3. All applications must be postmarked by April 15th of each year to be considered for college entry in the fall of that same year. 4. Students must be enrolled for 12 credit hours or more to receive payment. The Wyo. Fiddler Assoc. scholarshp may be used initially up to 18 months after it is awarded. Anyone who interested in applying for this scholarship, now is the time to apply. This gives you 7 months to get your application to us and also time to participate in the jam requirements. We will mail applications to all WY high schools, so check with your counselors to see if they have any applications on hand. If you need an application or additional information please contact Dist #2 Sec/Treas; Jan Parrent at (307) 864-4106 or email me at janparrent@tritel.net. All applications should be mailed to: Wyoming Fiddler Assoc.-Dist #2 P.O. Box 35 Kirby, WY 82430

Upcoming Schedule for Dist #2:

  • Saturday, Aug. 4th-Cattlemens-1515 Big Horn Ave.-Worland, WY 5:00-9:00 PM
  • Sunday, Aug. 5th-Super Jam at the Hot Springs State Park Pavillion in Thermopois, WY1:00-4:00 PM. Barbeque at 1029 Broadway #12 to follow Jam.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19th-Cassies -214 Yellowstone Ave-Cody, WY-1:00-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, Sept. 1st-Cattlemens- 1515 Big Horn Ave.-Worland-5:00-9:00 PM
  • Sunday, Sept. 2nd-Bear Lodge Resort-Burgess Junction, WY 1:00-5:00 PM
  • Sunday, Sept 16th-Cassies-214 Yellowstone Ave.-Cody, WY 1:00-5:00 PM
If you have any questions email me at janparrent@rtconnect.net.

District 4 District #4 meets the second Sunday of each month at the Mills Senior Center in the basement of the Mills Town Hall, 704 4th Street just off of Wyoming Boulevard in Mills. We have group rehearsals every Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., followed by a jam session. Musicians and spectators are welcome. We have the same type of restrictions on instruments as District #2. For more information regarding the meetings and jam sessions, contact Kathy Foster at pfoster34@bresnan.net