Saturday was such a special day for Shoshoni’s Keegan Thacker. A few weeks ago, Keegan won a new trumpet from the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and Hill Music Company in a statewide competition.
Always the proud Mum, Dawn Marie Connell Thacker said the photo above is not all that it seems. On her Facebook page, she wrote:
“You’ll see two educators that share a love of music and their musical gifts with others. Encouraging, challenging, supporting, believing in and sharing their knowledge with their students.
One has been a part of K’s musical journey only a short time, but has made a tremendous impact on our young musician.
The other has been there almost from the beginning, and has helped shape K not only as a musician, but also as a person. He’s believed in him every step of the way, challenged him and encouraged him to step out of his comfort zone. He has always been a positive influence.
Neither of these instructors hesitated when K asked if they would like to come to Casper to help pick out a trumpet. Both were all in.
Thank you Mr. Dulkoski and Mr. Dehnert for being a part of Keegan’s musical journey and sharing this special day. We appreciate all you do.”
Keegan is a member of the Riverton Wolverine Marching Band and now he has a new professional Bach trumpet.
Earlier this year, Keegan entered the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and Hill Music’s Instrument Giveaway contest and he won.