2023-2024 Dallas Symphony Orchestra League President Nancy Labadie and DSOL Presentation Ball Chair Kristin Cordiak not only have their debs in a row, but it’s quite a gathering and change from past programs.
Thursday night they revealed the collection of debs who will be bowing on Saturday, February 10, to benefit the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s education programs.
But unlike years past, when the announcement took place at a high-end retailer, this year’s reveal was made at the Dallas Country Club.
The reason for the change of venue? Perhaps it was because this year’s class of debs hit 44 and more room was needed for family and friends.
And what a class it is, with some who have seen their sisters bow in the years before, a couple of twins and some very heavy impressive second and third-generation families coming on board to support the 38th DSOL deb season.
Included in the deb class of 2023-2024 are Helena Breland Bach, Erika Mae Batson, Mia Lane Blanton, Claire Elise Cahoon, Ripley Elizabeth Cooley, Kennedy Claire Downing, Electra Wallace Ford, Sarah Rose Gambrell, Ellie McClain Gidden, Catherine Lee Grayson, Camille Anne Greening, Meredith Elizabeth Hallam, Gracie Handler, Caroline Parker Hart, Catherine Bradford Hunt, Isabella Ann Jackson, Ashley Elizabeth Jaynes, Ellen Taylor Jones, Minje Kwun, Emanuelle Grace LeVoyer, Claire Michael Levy, Riya Kaur Luthra, Elizabeth Myers Madison, Avery Pilar Moore, Finley Elizabeth Nelson, Day Gilmer Nettle, Lillian Susan Nettle, Mina Raj, Bailey Erin Robirds, Courtenay Christianson Sands, Kathryn Bunker Sands, Caroline Robertson Smith, Sheridan Michelle Spencer, Caroline Story Stiles, Leslie Katherine Swango, Caroline Parker Teagarden, Payton Grace Thurman, Megan McKamy Dyer Underwood, Lauren Alexis Watkins, Charlotte Nicole Webb, Kelley Caroline Wheeler, Abigail Archer Willingham, Claire Ann Wooley and Sophia Corina Yung.
Hopefully, there is a major space maker for the 88+ debs and Honor Guard escorts like Matthew Laza, Spencer Hardin, Travis Roberts, Vance Miller, Thomas Liu, Stefan Fischer, Matthew Melcher, Philip Jenevein, Eric Hirschbrich, Wyatt Awtrey, John Liptack and Conner Olson, who will dazzle on the Meyerson stage in 2024.