A western music mentoring program for
boys and girls 17yrs. & under
The Buckaroo program was established in 1997, as a way of mentoring youngsters to learn and perform Texas heritage music.
Each year Cowtown Opry presents a music scholastic scholarship to one or more buckaroos. The only requirements are for the buckaroo to perform at 12 Opry events the previous year.
Click here for a printable version of the Buckaroo scholarship application.
Co-Coordinated by 'yodeling queen' Janet McBride, and washtub bassist Dale "Sourdough" Myres, along with several other adult Cowtown Opry instrumentalists, the club meets for several hours, generally on the 2nd Sunday each month, (11:00am - 4:00pm). Check schedule
Group members have the opportunity to meet with Janet McBride beginning at 1pm for yodeling instruction.
Later, at 1:30, participants gather to recieve a western music history lesson, advice and practice on acoustic performance. During the second hour, the group performs “cowboy style” outdoors on the steps of the
Livestock Exchange Bldg. at 131 E. Exchange Ave.
1. Buckaroos must be willing to learn cowboy/western/Texas music and lore. Songs must be wholesome, age-appropriate, and have a “Texas connection”.
2. Buckaroos wear western attire for group functions, as follows:
long-sleeve white shirt
western boots & hat
(no ball caps, T-shirts, athletic shoes, sandals etc.)
3. Buckaroos must join* the Cowtown Opry
$25 per year for individual
$40 for group or family
*a first time visitor is exempt from dues
4. Buckaroos have fun! Our heritage is a God-given gift, meant to teach, challenge and inspire.
For more info, call
Janet McBride (214) 803-0829
Devon Dawson (817) 521-4969