HOME MEMBERS HOME PAGE WTMA MERCHANDISE SPECIAL EVENTS MEMBERSHIP INFO NEW COUNTRY VIDEO PRODUCTIONS EVENT CALENDAR ECTOR OPRY MUSIC PROMOTIONS INDUSTRY NEWS COMMENTS DONATIONS & ADS CONTACT US


The WTMA is a 501 (C)3 nonprofit organization fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. We are dedicated to providing learning opportunities on the craft and business of performing, singing and songwriting. All styles of music are welcome  and membership includes people of all ages. WTMA monthly activities include meetings with guest speakers, song critiques and performance showcases in the Ector Opry. In addition, the WTMA supports and promotes workshops, benefit concerts and  contests.


Get your membership today

OUR SPONSORS

Donate now!
Member Login

CLICK HERE FOR

MORE INFORMATION

LOCAL BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS STEP FORWARD IN NASHVILLE OR BUST CAMPAIGN:

The campaign officially started on April 1st and everyone at the WTMA got busy.......real busy. The song writers helped decide which organizations to help with their songwriting abilities. Among those agencies are the United Way of Odessa, Meals on Wheels, S.H.A.R.E, Hope House Odessa, Centers for Children and Families and the Odessa Police Department. They have plans for 6 more in the works.

Permian Pawn & Jewelry quickly stepped in and took the sponsorship for the United Way of Odessa song and music video. Two other private individuals are sponsors for Meals on Wheels and Hope House Odessa.

“Their kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated. Not only does their sponsorship help the non-profit organizations it also helps the students gain experience at writing songs. The songs have been written for all of the organizations mentioned and now we will begin the phase of recording the music and then making them into music videos.”, said Bruce Beaird, President of the WTMA.

Sponsors are still needed for the other agencies in order for the group to finish each song and video. They are working feverishly to head to Nashville this summer and are over half way there. Much more work still needs to be done. Dean Teagarden, Anna Marie, Raquel Arinevas, Caleb York and Katie Smith will be attending the recording session at Beaird Music Group in Nashville along with other friends and family. The money raised will be used only for those recording but others are going for support.

“Writing songs is a process. This is not just something you can set down and do in a few minutes. Editing is the key along with making sure the song flows and transitions properly. I visit with the agencies to make sure we are on the right track. Our goal is to make a product that will best benefit the agencies we are doing this for. It has been a wild emotional ride visiting with these agencies and realizing just what they do. It is amazing to see so many generous people and agencies that are in our community. The love they have for people in trying situations is enough to overwhelm a person when you look at them combined. I think I’m gonna have to get a bigger heart to hold all of this.”, says Bruce.

Together the members have raised almost $7,000.00 but are still asking businesses and individuals to sponsor more songs and videos. They will need $12,000.00 to reach their goal. They also plan on visiting other studios and various music organizations as part of their educational trip in June.

The WTMA is funded only by private donations and advertising on the website. If you or someone you know would like to help they can be contacted here on the website or by calling Bruce Beaird at 432-238-5087. Donations are tax deductible.

CLICK HERE TO HELP

X