Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

'Promoting fellowship and friendship among all musicians of the Wabash Valley'

About the Hall of Fame

Read this section to learn about the Hall of Fame and its members.   Click the links on the right side of the page to explore the information in this section.  See below for a description of each the links.

History of the Hall

Read a brief history of the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame.

Tributes to Bill Akers and Alva Grindle

We are grateful to all who helped to found the Hall of Fame and guide it from its creation in 1994 until 2002, when induction ceremonies ceased.  In particular we remember Bill Akers, Alva Grindle, Terry Haughee and Arley Price.  However, it was Bill and Alva who played the key roles, coming up with the guidelines, providing the facilities and performing many other functions in support of the Hall.  In addition, we honor Alva for restarting the induction ceremonies in 2006 and setting up the Hall for future success.  See our tribute to these two great men.

The Board of Directors & Staff

Meet the people who serve the Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame By-Laws

Read the by-laws that govern the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Inductees

View a list of who has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Read musical biographies of our inductees.

Band of Angels

The Band of Angels is a memorial to Wabash Valley musicians who have passed away.  Learn more about the BOA and how you can submit names to be considered for inclusion, and view memorials for selected members.

Community Involvement

View a list of the ways the Hall of Fame and its members are supporting organizations in the Wabash Valley.  Some are related to live music, such as local Children's Choirs, Symphony Orchestras and Concert Bands.  We provide judges for the Annual Texaco Challenge singing contest.  We have also gone beyond the music to provide assistance to many local organizations that serve the disadvantaged in the Wabash Valley.  Collectively, our members donate their time and talents to hundreds of fund raisers every year.