Events for 2015-2016

The Wickenburg Children’s cultural Organization (WCO) invites all to their Annual Fundraiser: Paris Encore.  The event is 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016 beginning with a no host bar. Wine will also be included with dinner.  Dance the night away while supporting WCO and its Children’s music programs, the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse and a great venue for community events.  The Venue for this event will be announced.

Dinner will be catered by Eddie Nasser. Music by Max Borjon and his band. Yvonne Acero of the Voice fame is scheduled to make an appearance.

For Reservations or information call: 928-684-7473 or email  Tickets are $75 per person $600 for a reserved table.

Come to the grounds of the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse for this fun filled event. Our Sixth  Fall Music in the Park and Fifith Annual Oktoberfest is October 10th, complete with brats and traditional music. All are welcome to  the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse grounds. The Duane Tendick Oktoberest band will play.  They played for us in 2013. Proceeds from this event help us keep the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse open.

Events for 2014-2015 Season

April in Paris, April 11, 2015

. The Annual Spring Fundraiser was wonderful, 


Music was provided by Max Borjon’s Band.  Max brought a French vocalist from Sedona who really added to the atmosphere.  Max Borjon Lopez, aka Max Borjon, was born in Prescott and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from college in the Bay Area, Max started Max Borjon Orchestras and Entertainment, where he formed an 18 piece big band that performed at corporate and public events. Max has performed with such artists as Lew Rawls, The Temptations, Debbie Reynolds, Frankie Lane, Kay Star, Charro the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Frankie Avalon, The Stars of Lawrence Welk, Freddy Cole Show, Wayne Newton, Carol Lawrence, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Patty Page, and the Tex Benneke Orchestra.

 Eddie Nasser catered the dinner where the choices were Steak and Lobster, Chicken Kiev and vegetarian lasagna.  Wine is served with dinner.   


Fifth Annual Music in the Park: March 1, 2015

2-4 p.m.

At Garcia Little Red School House
245 N. Tegner, Wickenburg

Featuring ~~Stephen Michael Basement Studio. At five years old he started to write songs using his mother's piano. In his teen years, he joined a band as a bass player. As time moved on, Stephen Michael Basement Studio started to write music and lyrics as a solo artist. A chance meeting with Maye James Holler landed him a contract with Kris Colet Managment. He has never learned how to read or write music. He simply plays from the heart and keeps his work in his memory.

Hassayampa School's Coyote Chorus and Violin students will be showcased.

Chaparral Ice Cream will have refreshments for sale.

Oktoberfest- October 11, 2014

At Garcia Little Red School House
245 N. Tegner, Wickenburg
Live Music by The Fun Guys with a Special Appearance by Ron Badowski on accordion
Sponsored by Wickenburg Children’s cultural Organization
Admission $5.00, 12 and under free
Brats, Sauerkraut, Beer, Soft Drinks and more sold separately
Proceeds help keep the Garcia Little Red School House open

October 23, 2014- Support our local youth choirs by listening to their concert( Admittance FREE:

~~Coffee Concert – A Choral “Sampling” of Great Music and Delicious Treats!

Featuring: The choir students at Wickenburg High School and Vulture Peak Middle School.

Thursday, October 23rd at Mount Hope in Wickenburg, AZ

6:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Coffee and refreshments available for a donation. Admittance to the concert is free!

Events for 2013-2014 Season 

March Music in the Park- Sunday March 2, 2014: Max Borjon, Jay Cravath, the Coyote Chorus, the Morristown Fiddlers and more performed.

Spring Fund Raiser - Saturday April 5, 2014

Warehouse 3450 is 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014

 Events for 2012-2013 Season

BANDSTAND BOOGIE, Havana Nights  IS SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013 FROM 6 TO 10 PM.  Max Borjon and his 6 piece band, The Guayabera Social Club played through the night as guests dine and dance to Latin rhythms and jazz tunes.

Dance the night away while supporting WCO and its Children’s music programs.


MUSIC IN THE PARK, SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm.


Entertainers were on the grounds of the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse.  Featured performers were Latigo, a four piece band from Prescott, designated as a Top 40 Country Band. They specialize in Live Country Music for all occasions. Mike Stazenski is Lead Vocals, guitar, fiddle; Joe Canuel - Lead guitar, keyboards, vocals; Rik Prince - bass and vocals; and Nick Canuel - Drums, guitar, vocals. Thanks to Friend of the WCO, Gary Clemmons, also a member of the band,  for arranging Latigo to perform for this event.   In addition, local professional and amateur artists performed.  This includes but is not limited to Caroline Markham and Ray Calloway, the Wickenburg Community Chorus, and the Coyote Chorus.




Our Fourth Fall Music in the Park was October 13th, complete with brats and traditional music.  

“The Fun Guys” associated with the Accordion Club of Sun City was the featured band. They lived up to their name to making this an afternoon of fun in celebration of Oktoberfest. Jack Dermody, the Band Leader states “they specialize in Oktoberfest festivals”.  We also had local talent playing Oktoberfest spirited music.  Thanks to Ron Badowsky for playing his accordian in the spirit of the day.

Events for 2011-2012 Season

BANDSTAND BOOGIE WAS MARCH 31, 2012 and a huge success.  Max Borjon and his 17 piece Jazz Band played through the night as guests dined and danced in their 1920's attire.  Funds were raised for the Bandstand at the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse as well as for WCO operating support.  Everyone was excited about the Boogie next year and the possible theme.

MUSIC IN THE PARK, SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012 from 2 to 5 pm.
"100 minutes of Arizona Music"  was the theme in celebration of the Arizona State Centennial.  There was a variety of performers from professional to the children who participate in WCO programs. Refreshments will be available for sale. 


Events for 2010-2011 season



Our First Music in the Park on October 23rd was a huge success. There was all types of music, food, fun.  Community members sat  in the area where we hope to have a bandstand in the future on the Little Red Schoolhouse grounds. 
We had the same fun on March 6th  at the same site.  Music in the Park scenes from October 23, 2010:


Events for 2009-2010 Season

Santa and Mrs. Claus were at the Little Red School House after the Christmas Parade of Lights in December to greet children and the Wickenburg Community Chorus sang beautiful Christmas songs.



 Renovation Celebration, Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wickenburg Children’s cultural Organization (WCO) invited all to celebrate the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH) renovations made, thanks to Wellik Foundation Grants and many donors and supporters who were recognized. There was an old time Ice Cream Social with ice cream sponsored by Chaparral Ice Cream Parlor; and musical performances, including Morristown School students on violin.  WCO seeded the Morristown program with two semesters of funding.  Morristown was so impressed with the successes from the program that they wrote and received a grant which will extend the instruction for five years.  WCO continues to provide their violins.


Dining & Dancing Under the Stars

A WCO Benefit Event

Supporting Wickenburg Cultural Organization’s Music Matters, Especially for Childen Programs in the Wickenburg area.  MonteVistalodgeMain

Saturday, November 22, 2008 6 to 10 pm.

At the Monte Vista Ranch, in Wickenburg, AZ

Featured World Class Saxophonist Max Borjon and his band


There was a silent auction with wonderful items and services, including the Opportunity to have your name on the Little Red School House Plaque, won by Dr. Edward and Mrs. Kirk..



Events during the 2007-2008 Season

History to Music Program, June 23 through June 27, 2008

one week Music/History program from June 23 through June 27.   They created a Tableau depicting the history of Education in the Wickenburg area.The program included Dr. Cravath enjoys helping children discover their traditional culture.  In this case the history of education in the Wickenburg Area.   At the end of the week they performed their  for parents and community members, using the information they learned.


        2008 Scholarship Program

No qualified applications were received in 2007-2008.  If you know a high school senior in the Wickenburg area for 2008-2009 who is interested in pursuing Music or any of the Arts in the college career, encourage him/her to request an application from the high school counselor or contact the WCO with the information below.

* Scholarships are available for College Music Majors and Summer Music Camps. Contact the WCO at 928-684-7473, 623-584-9591 or for application packet.  


Completed 2007-2008 activities

   Annual Fund Raising Event

April 4, 2008 from 6-9 pm WCO will present Dancing with the Stars at Rancho De Los Cabalerros again featuring the spectucular Max Borjon band, with a Big Band sound.  Dinner and dancing with professional Arthur Murray dancers highlighted the evening along with an Auction of fine items donated to WCO.  For next year's event call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 or for more details when they are finalized..


Phoenix Conservatory of Music
* Music-in-Education Workshop for teachers on the Brummitt-Taylor Listening Program .
(April 14, 2008) 
Call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 or for details about possible future sessions next school year.. 


David Brummit talking to students


Free Concert by the Air Force Band of the West Concert Band


*Thursday, March 13. 2008 the U.S. Air Force Band of the West Concert Band performed as the guests of. Wickenburg Cultural Organization, in the Wickenburg Community Center ( 160 N. Valentine Street).

The performance was free of charge and open to the public.  The Concert Band is a 45-member ensemble which represents the U.S. Air Force by performing music for formal military ceremonies, educational clinics, and public concerts throughout the Southwest. At every performance they offer to the audience a wide range of entertaining music by preeminent composers. The band’s repertoire consists of music from the Renaissance up to the present day ranging from serious symphonic band literature to Broadway musicals, and from Sousa marches to today’s popular hits.  The members of the band are highly skilled professional musicians coming from colleges and universities all over the nation to serve in the U. S. Air Force.




   Captain Moore Urrutia of the Air Force Band of the West


Gold Rush Activities


*Friday, February 8,  school house was opened 9-5.  Reunion of all students who ever attended the Little Red School House. Reception and display of Quilt opportunity.


*Saturday, February 9, school house was opened 8-4.  .

   Puppet Show in a Private Home


*Sunday, January 27 we had a fund raiser in a private home featuring a Puppet Show.  Students from our violin program also performed.  Many positive comments were expressed.

  Performance by the Arizona State University Orchestra


*September 25, 2007 for elementary schools in Wickenburg, Wittmann, Congress, Yarnell, Morristown, and Aguila at the Del E. Webb Center .

This was an educational concert for students in grades K-6, with 2 performances. Thanks to Town of Wickenburg, Meridian Bank and West Valley Arts Council for making this program possible.


           Save the School House Drawing

* October 2, 2007 was a drawing for five hundred dollars 

in Bashas’ gift cards, donated by Bashas’ Supermarkets.   Congratulations to Aaron Wolfe who one first prize.

Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Little Red School House

Children shared their dreams after the light parade and refreshments were served.


Our Prior Years' Calendars included the following:

Performance by the Phoenix Symphony
* September 26, 2006 for elementary schools in Wickenburg, Wittmann, Congress, Yarnell, Morristown, and Aguila at the Webb Center.
This is an educational concert for students in grades K-6, with 2 performances.
Welcome Back Autumn
* Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Music and Dessert Event on the lawn of the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse
245 N. Tegner, Wickenburg
Call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 for ticket information.
Dinner and Music Fund Raising Evening
* In a private home.
December 4, 2006
Call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 for details.
Gold Rush Days at the Schoolhouse
* February 7-11, 2007.
*February 7, Little Red Schoolhouse Former Student Reunion. Open to all former students, family, friends and the community. Entertainment and refreshments.
*February 7-11, Prize Drawing tickets available at the Little Red Schoolhouse, come by during Gold Rush to purchase tickets.
*Febrauary 10, 2007. Join us on Saturday to meet the historic Prescott Victorian Society who will be dressed in costume and displaying "Parlor Arts"; enjoy the Community Chorus and other guests, and help celebrate the role played by the Schoolhouse in the early days of Wickenburg.

Call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 for information and Reunion Tickets.
Phoenix Conservatory of Music
* Music-in-Education Workshop for teachers.
January 20,2007 9 am to 4 pm
Call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 or for details.
Welcome Back Spring
* Wednesday, March 15, 2007
Music and Dessert Event on the lawn of the Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse
245 N. Tegner, Wickenburg
Call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 for ticket information.
Annual Fund Raising Event
Friday, April 13, 2007.
All That Jazz at the renowned and historic Rancho de los Cabelleros Ranch, featuring our own local talent, gone to Broadway and supported in her music education by the WCO, Jennifer Anaya.

Call 928-684-7473 or 623-584-9591 or for details.
2007 Scholarship Program
* Applications due by April 2, 2007
* Awards to be announced the week of April 23rd
* Scholarships are available for College Music Majors and Summer Music Camps.
Contact the WCO at 928-684-7473, or for application packet.
Annual Fund Raising Event
Saturday, April 1, 2006, 12:00 noon
Hidden Springs Ranch, Peeples Valley
    more information      press release 
Community Chorus Easter Cantata
Sunday, March 20, 2005, 3:00 pm
at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
Story of the WCO and the Little Red Schoolhouse
Monday, March 28, 2005, 7:00 pm
broadcast on KAET channel 8
Centennial Celebration and Oral History Presentation at the Little Red Schoolhouse
Saturday, April 16, 2005
The Oral History Presentation was made possible in part by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.
Open House for Music Instructors and Students
Thursday, August 18, 2005, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
This event is to bring instructors together with adults and youth who would like lessons on the violin, viola, cello, piano, or other orchestral instruments - or voice lessons.

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