Originally joining the WFSO staff in 2000 as an administrative assistant and then stepping in as Interim Director in 2011, Sherry Ransom’s background and education are in office management and customer service. With her orchestral management experience, Sherry is committed to the development of the WFSO and furthering the arts in Wichita Falls and the Texoma area.
Assistant Executive Director
Alicia Deges has been with the WFSO since 2014. With a B.S. degree in the field of Music Therapy, Alicia brings an insightful and enthusiastic online marketing and community-focused presence to the organization.
Wayne Bennett has been a part of the WFSO for over 35 years. He is a Wichita Falls native and graduate of Hirschi H. S. and Midwestern State University. Wayne earned his BA and MA in trumpet performance and Music Education. He was Commander & Bandmaster of the 95th Division Army Band, retiring after serving 38 years. He was also employed by the WFISD as orchestra director at Hirschi HS and then as assistant band director at Rider HS. Wayne has served as the WFSO librarian and musician representive, as well as being an instrumental member of the Education Committee and the Search Committee & the Artistic Committee.
The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra is governed by a board of community-minded individuals who volunteer their time to make our city a better place to live.
President, Katie Parkey
President Elect/Governance Chair, Elizabeth Yeager
Secretary, Jan Shain-McCullough
Treasurer, David Farabee
|Education Chair||Dr. Clara Latham|
|Marketing Chair||Dr. Todd Giles|
|Artistic Chair||Dale Prothro|
|Fund Development Chair||Jerry Gossett|
|Tickets Chair||John Lane|
|Board Member at Large||Janis Linville|
|Mary Jane Smith|
|Musicians Representative||Tom Schrandt|
|Symphony League President||Jane McGough|
|Youth Symphony President||Kathy Silknitter|