Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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

Community Involvement

This page highlights the ways the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame is active in the community.

July 2017

The Hall of Fame partnered with the Terre Haute Children's Museum for the third time to hold a musical instrument petting zoo, where children could handle and play many types of musical instruments.  We hosted nearly 80 children!  See our Facebook page for more pictures.  Thanks to HOF board member Mark Wright for coordinating this event.

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Community Involvement Picture

April 2017

The Hall of Fame donated $50 to the local Susan G. Komen Crop for Cancer event.

March 2017

A group of Hall of Fame Board members, headed by Mark Wright, manned a “musician” table at Riley Elementary School’s career fair. They distributed handouts and talked to students about the value of learning to play a musical insturment.

November 2016

The Hall of Fame donated $50 to the Terre Haute Children's Choir.

October 2016

The Hall of Fame donated $25 to the Terre Haute South High School Band Boosters for their winter guard program.

October 2016

The Hall of Fame donated $100 to the ISU Community School of Arts to sponsor a child for their summer program.

October 2016

The Hall of Fame donated $300 to the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

September 2016

The Hall of Fame collected canned goods at our annual Picnic & Jam and donated them to the Providence Food Center in West Terre Haute. We also donated space for the Terre Haute North High School Band Boosters to setup a booth to sell smoothies as a fund raiser for their organization.

August 2016

The Hall of Fame continued assisting the music programs at Wabash Valley schools by donating $500 to Terre Haute North Vigo High School to help replace an aging sound system. This new system will not only help the various school bands as they perform, but will also help them at county and state-wide competitions.

May 2016

The Hall of Fame purchased and donated 20 music stands to benefit the Shakamak Junior-Senior High School music programs. This small rural school in Jasonville, IN, had no budget to replace their old stands, which were falling apart.

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Community Involvement Picture

March 2016

The Hall of Fame continued its tradition of collected canned goods at our annual induction ceremony and donating them, along with leftover food, to local charities and food banks.

September 2015

The Hall of Fame donated money to the Shriners Children's Hospital, and to the transportation group at the Zorah Shrine.  This group transports patients and their families to and from the various Shrine hospitals.

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Community Involvement Picture

June 2015

The Hall of Fame continued support of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra by purchasing advertising in their 2015-2016 program book.

May 2015

The Hall of Fame partnered with the Terre Haute Children's Museum for the second time to hold a musical instrument petting zoo, where children could handle and play many types of musical instruments.  Because of the huge reponse for the first petting zoo, we were given a much larger room, and it was needed!  See our Facebook page for more pictures.  Thanks to HOF board member Mark Wright for coordinating this event.

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Community Involvement Picture

February 2015

The Hall of Fame collected canned goods at our annual induction ceremony and donated them, along with leftover food, to the 14th & Chestnut Community center.

T he Hall also continued their support of the Terre Haute Community Band by purchasing advertising in their annual brochure.

December 2014

The Hall of Fame donated $500 to the Terre Haute Children's Museum toward the purchase of a giant floor piano (like the one used in the movie "Big").

October 2014

The Hall of Fame donated $500 to the transportation group at the Zorah Shrine.  The money will be used to transport patients and their families to and from the various Shrine hospitals.

September 2014

The Hall of Fame collected canned goods at our annual Picnic & Jam event.  We donated boxes of canned goods to the Light House Mission and the St. Patrick's soup kitchen.

August 2014

The Hall of Fame partnered with the Terre Haute Children's Museum to hold a musical instrument petting zoo, where children could handle and play many types of musical instruments.  There was a large turnout, and everyone had a great time!  See our Facebook page for more pictures.   Thanks to HOF board member Mark Wright for coordinating this event.

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Community Involvement Picture

July 2014

In response to a request from Westminster Village, a non-profit organization, Hall of Fame members Andrew hayes, John Moore, Randy Winkler, Mark Wright and Rob Lane provided music for their open house on July 30, 2014.  See our Facebook page for more pictures.

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Community Involvement Picture

February 2014

The Vigo County Commissioners proclaimed February 9, 2014 to be the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Day!

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February 2014

The Hall of Fame collected canned goods at the Induction Ceremony and donated them, along with any leftover food, to local charities.

November 2013

The Hall of Fame donated $100 each to the Silent Men and Catholic Charities to assist with Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, and $100 to Toys for Tots.

October 2013

The Hall of Fame donated $500 to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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September 2013

The Hall of Fame collected canned goods at our annual Picnic & Jam event. We donated four boxes full to the Bethany House.

June 2013

The Hall of Fame continued its support of local music organizations by making contributions to the Terre Haute Symphony and the Terre Haute Concert Band.

May 2013

The Hall of Fame provided judges for the annual Texaco Challenge singing contest for the sixth year. We provided for the finals at Fairbanks Park. Our thanks to HI-99 for letting us be involved in the contest.

May 2013

The Hall of Fame sponsored a child for the Terre Haute Children's Choir for the fourth year.

October 2012

The Hall of Fame donated $500 to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis, MO.

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September 2012

Hall of Fame musicians, along with other Wabash Valley musicians, donated their time and musical talents to the 9/11 memorial service hosted by the 8th Avenue Baptist Church in Terre Haute, IN.

June 2012

The Hall of Fame supported the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra by purchasing advertising in their 2012-2013 program book.

May 2012

The Hall of Fame provided judges for the annual Texaco Challenge singing contest for the fifth year. The contest, hosted by WTHI radio, consisted of two semi-final rounds held at Idle Creek and the finals at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute, IN. The Hall of Fame provided three judges for each of the events. Our thanks to HI-99 for letting us be involved in the contest.

April 2012

The Hall of Fame sponsored a child for the Terre Haute Children's Choir for the third year.

The Hall also continued their support of the Terre Haute Community Band by purchasing advertising in their annual brochure and contributing to their Festival of Community Bands.

October 2011

The Hall of Fame donated $500 to the Shriners Burns Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

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June 2011

The Hall of Fame sponsored a child for the Terre Haute Children's Choir for the second time.

The Hall also supported the Terre Haute Community Band by purchasing advertising in their annual brochure and contributing to their first annual Festival of Community Bands.

May 2011

The annual Colgate Challenge singing contest hosted by WTHI radio gained a new sponsor and became the Texaco Challenge.  Also, they added two semi-final rounds at Mulligan's in addition to the finals at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute, IN.  The Hall of Fame provided three judges for each of the events.  This was the 4th year we have done this.

December 2010

The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame made a donation to the Terre Haute Children's Choir. This is a great organization that brings our young kids together and shares music.

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October 2010

Hall of Fame members Terry Wenzel (guitar), Dennis Sickler (keyboards) and Robert Lane (bass) donated their time to entertain residents, staff and volunteers at the Miller's Merry Manor nursing home in Sullivan, IN.

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Community Involvement Picture

September 2010

In response to many comments and questions about assisting local musicians with buying, selling and trading used musical equipment, the Hall of Fame organized and held the first annual Musicians Community Swap Meet in the parking lot behind the Music Shoppe and Zamberletti's at 25th & Washington streets in Terre Haute, IN.

Due to a number of factors, there wasn't much advance news of the event. Therefore, the turnout was light. However, we learned a lot from the experience and expect the second annual event to be bigger and better

July 2010

As schools announced wave after wave of budget cuts, the Hall of Fame recognized that music programs would be among the first to suffer. Feeling that the Arts, and in particular music, are an important part of a child's education, the Hall of Fame decided to do whatever we can to support music programs in Wabash Valley schools, and started the "Keep Music In Our Wabash Valley Schools" fund. Our goal is to build this fund to the point where we can make donations once or twice a year, tailored to the needs of each school we help.

We have been setting up donation containers at our events, but we don't hold enough events to raise all of the money we need make an impact. We invite you to assist us in this cause by sending a tax deductible donation to the Hall of Fame, to be placed in the fund. Visit the Contact Us page on this web site for our mailing address. There are no administrative costs, so 100% of your donation goes to help school programs.

May 2010

The Hall of Fame provided three judges for the annual Colgate Challenge singing contest held at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute, IN. This was the 3rd year we have done this.

February 2010

The Hall of Fame Facebook page is open for business. Our Facebook page allows us to do things that aren't as easy to do on a traditional web site. In particular, we are able to easily communicate with our friends and keep them up-to-date on Hall activities and events, as well as community events like fundraisers, etc., something our friends have been requesting for quite some time.

January 2010

The Hall of Fame sends wreaths or flowers to the funerals of all of our members, if notified in time to do so. Starting in 2010, we have a special permanent wreath that will be displayed at the funeral home whenever possible.

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May 2009

The Hall of Fame provided three judges for the annual Colgate Challenge singing contest held at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute, IN. This was the second year we have done this.

March 2009

The Hall of Fame purchased a brick in support of the Terre Haute Children's Museum's building fund.

February 2009

The Hall of Fame donated an electronic keyboard and 12 Hall of Fame tee shirts to the Mark Leo Reed Youth Center in Sullivan, IN.

August 2008

Since its inception, the Hall of Fame has held only one event per year - our annual induction ceremony. The Hall felt the need to give something back to the community, and started a new annual event, the Picnic & Jam. At this event, people can enjoy good food, good company and great music, all with no admission charge.

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Hall of Fame Inductees
Band of Angels
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We Need Your Help!

Please join us as we work to make a difference in the Wabash Valley! 

The Hall of Fame is committed to giving back to the Wabash Valley, particularly the children.  This page lists some of the ways we have done this.

We hope you will consider making a donation to help us do even more.  You can mail checks or money orders to the address on the Contact Us page or give it to a Board member.

There are no administrative costs, so 100% of your donation goes to help others, and your donations are tax deductible.