2018 Queen Sandi Wright
Sandi Wright is proud of her St. Louis roots, which go back to the city’s founding. She retired two years ago from a successful career in nonprofit public relations, marketing and development with Almost Home, a transitional housing program to educate and house homeless pregnant and parenting teen mothers and their children. And, as one chapter of her life ended, another (even busier one) began. Sandi has always loved to perform, and retirement brought opportunities to travel and give back through her love of music.
She and her husband, David, have teamed up to volunteer as vocal coaches and judges for barbershop and collegiate a cappella competitions – a passion that takes them around the world.
Retired after 35 years as the artistic director of the St. Louis Harmony Chorus, Sandi has recently formed the St. Louis Vocal Project to introduce singing and performing to women in St. Louis. She says it’s a way to help women “find their voice.” An advocate for keeping music and the arts in public schools, she was instrumental in forming the Sweet Teens Choir, a group of inner-city young women in an after school program at Girls Incorporated. Mother to Gene, Christina and George, and Grandma to Matt, Andy, Gene, and Autumn, they all love the diversity and excitement of living in the Central West End. Sandi believes that you’re never too old to try new things, and goals and dreams keep you connected with the future.
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