WFMC Newsletter

News of Note is the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs newsletter, published as necessary by the WFMC State President.

Spring 2023

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WFMC Apple for the Teacher Awards

Do you know a deserving K-8 classroom music instructor whose classroom budget is stretched thin? Please consider nominating them for WFMC’s Apple for the Teacher Award. The Apple for the Teacher project is designed to assist a kindergarten through 8th grade public, parochial or private school music teacher purchase items for their school music classroom.
Any WFMC Senior Music Club member may nominate one teacher. An explanation of how the money is to be used to benefit the teacher’s students is required in the application. Winning teachers are eligible to reapply every other year. The award check will be made payable to the school to benefit the music teacher’s classroom and students.
Some suggested uses for the award: instrument repair, tuning, transportation to concerts, instrument purchases, posters, digital music, printed music, and musical games. Applications can be downloaded here. Please ask state president Sam Ecoff ( if you have questions.

WFMC Website Updates

I wanted to introduce our webmaster, Joe Nuval, who is helping us upgrade our web site and online presence/branding. Our web site is going to be upgraded in multiple stages. You may have noticed a slight change recently as the web site was moved over to Wix. This is just a first stage, and there will be other exciting new features to come! Heidi and Joe are still trying to update any forms that you need to the web site. If you notice any discrepancies, or have suggestions, please feel free to email Heidi and Joe! Heidi’s email is and Joe’s email is


WFMC High Achievement Award

The High Achievement Award of the WFMC is a $500 award that recognizes high school students who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in music or dance. A student may have achieved exceptional advancement in the musical arts or may have been recognized with audition commendations, awards, or scholarships. Eligibility is not based on the students plans to pursue their art in postsecondary education. This award is not need-based. Students may receive the WFMC High Achievement award only once. Applications are available here. Please contact chair Katie Warrichaiet for more information.

2023 WFMC State Festival Competition Update

Dear WFMC Teachers,
Just a few updates/reminders for this year’s WFMC State Festival Competition:
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Location: UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts
Eligibility: All students who receive a Superior rating
Registration: We will be using HeartOut for registration and payment only. Registration will be open once all festivals have been completed at the end of March.
Participation: Participation will be live ONLY.
We will have more detailed information to share as we get closer to May 20, 2023.
As always, feel free to reach out with questions.

Lisa Mihas & Robyn R. Doege-Brennan


Spring WFMC State Board Meeting

The Spring board meeting of the WFMC State Board will be held via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday May 13, 2023. If you have news to report, news from your senior club, or you’re just interested in what’s going on at the state level, we would love to see you there. E-mail Sam Ecoff for a zoom link.