Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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

News & Notes Archive for 2010

December 19, 2010

The 2011 induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 13, 2010 at the Terre Haute V.F.W. Post 972.  Food service will start at noon and the festivities will last until at least 6:00 p.m.  If we still have an adequate audience and there are musicians wanting to play, we will go longer.  Please remember that the jam session is for the inductees first.  However, supporting musicians will be needed, and once all inductees have been given a chance to perform, the stage will be opened to all musicians. 

As always, there will be food, live music, raffles, door prizes, 50/50 drawings and items for sale.

Tickets are $10 per person (which includes your meal), and can be purchased from HOF Board members or at The Music Shoppe, Rick Waggoner's State Farm Insurance and The Conservatory of Music.  If you are unable to locate tickets, call or email us for assistance.  Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours early.  Don't miss out on one of the best parties of the year!

October 25, 2010

We're looking for questionnaires!  The Board is beginning the process of selecting inductees for the Class of 2011.  If you wish to be considered and have not already turned in a questionnaire, please be sure to do so as soon as possible.  If you know of a musician who should be considered, you can turn in a questionnaire on their behalf.

The minimum requirements for induction are: (1) the musician must be at least 50 years old, (2) the musician must have performed for at least 25 years, and (3) the musician must have spent a portion of their career performing in the area covered by the Hall of Fame.  The Board also considers the candidate's career and accomplishments.  This is why it is important to include as much information as possible on the questionnaire.

See the HOF Induction page for information on questionnaires.

August 31, 2010

Announcing the first annual Musicians Community Swap Meet!  We have received comments and questions about assisting local musicians with buying, selling and trading used musical equipment, and we are responding.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Music Shoppe and Zamberletti's at 25th & Washington streets in Terre Haute, IN.  The length of the event will depend upon how many vendors and customer participate.

If you have guitars, drums, keyboards, string instruments, horns, amplifiers, DJ systems, speakers, stage & Lighting equipment, recording equipment, microphones, videos, CD's, music memorabilia or other music-related items you would like to sell or swap, plan to join us.  There is only a small $10.00 space setup fee for participating.

Are you looking for good used musical equipment?  This will be a great opportunity to see what's available.  Be sure to come out and have a look.

For more information, call the Music Shoppe at 812-232-4095.  We hope to see you there!

August 16, 2010

The third annual Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Picnic and Jam is in the books!  Attendance was up, in spite of the hot weather, the car show was more spectacular than last year, and the music was incredible!  We had an additional food vendor, offering shaved ice, smoothies and more.  As usual, the V.F.W. did a great job of quenching people's thirst.  We mixed jam bands with regular bands, and the result was some of the best music we've ever had!  We thank all of the musicians who donated their time and talent.  If you missed this year, be sure to make plans to join us next year.

Go to the Photo Galleries page and click the 2010 Picnic link to see the photos that have been posted so far.  More pictures will be posted as they become available.

July 4, 2010

Announcing "Keep Music In Our Wabash Valley Schools"!  While the Hall is proud of its role of recognizing local musicians and promoting live music in the community, we also recognize the need to give back to the community.  We are starting a fund to support music programs in Wabash Valley schools.  As school budgets are cut, music programs are among the first to suffer, so we want to find ways to help these programs survive.  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.

Please join us in this new venture by contributing to the fund.  We will be setting up donation containers at our events, starting with our summer Picnic and Jam in August.  Of course, donations are not limited to these events.  You may make a donation any time by contacting us for instructions.  Please visit the Contact Us page on this web site to learn how to do this.  There are no administrative costs, so 100% of your donation goes to help school programs.

April 27, 2010

The third annual Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Picnic and Jam is coming!  It will be held on August 15, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 972 Recreation Area, located on state road 159 just south of Riley, IN.  This is the same location as prior years.  Admission is free.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  There will be car shows, games and lots of music, so plan to join us for a great afternoon of family fun and music.

Attention musicians!  This is a great opportunity to come out and jam with fellow musicians that you may not otherwise have a chance to perform with.  We will have full bands performing, with jam time between bands.  Be sure to come out and show the Wabash Valley your talent!

For more information, call the Music Shoppe at 812-232-4095.

February 5, 2010

The Hall of Fame is now on Facebook.  As with our web site, this page has lots of pictures, and it also has something the web site doesn't have - video clips from our events and of local bands.  While you're there, be sure to become a fan of the page.  We've had many requests from people wanting to be notified about Hall events without having to continually visit the web site, and Facebook is a great way to do that.  When we post something on our Facebook page, it is automatically shared with our fans, so be sure to sign up right away.

You can go to Facebook and search for Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame, or click here to visit the page.

February 1, 2010

The Hall of Fame welcomes the Class of 2010.  Fifteen new members entered the Hall of Fame this year, and Party Marty was awarded the Akers/Grindle award for his outstanding service to the Hall.  This year was perhaps one of the most fun parties in recent years.  There were more great raffle prizes than ever before, the food was fantastic and service was smooth and quick, and the jam session was fabulous!  This is our only fund raising event of the year, and the support from the Wabash Valley was simply incredible.  The Board extends their gratitude to all who participated in this year's event.

The Hall of Fame gratefully acknowledges our sponsors, whose gracious donations support our efforts:

      The Music Shoppe
      The Conservatory of Music
      Community Theater of Terre Haute
      HI-99 Radio
      The Crock Radio
      Zamberletti's
      ISU Athletic Department
      Dicky James and the Blue Flames

January 1, 2010

The 2010 induction ceremony is scheduled for January 31, 2009 at the Terre Haute V.F.W. Post 972.  Food service will start at noon and the festivities will last until at least 6:00 p.m.  Last year, we were required to end at 6:00 p.m., but we have worked out an arrangement with the Post this year to ensure that we can go later if there are still musicians who would like to play. 

As always, there will be food, live music, raffles, door prizes, 50/50 drawings and items for sale.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from HOF Board members or at The Music Shoppe, Rick Waggoner's State Farm Insurance and The Conservatory of Music starting in early December, 2009.  If you are unable to locate tickets, call or email us for assistance.  Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours early.  Don't miss out on one of the best parties of the year!

We are making a number of small changes to the ceremony, in an attempt to help things move along faster and allow time for more musicians to perform.  We are also asking musicians who would like to perform to please use the instruments provided.  A lot of time was lost last year due to people taking time to set up and tune their own instruments, pedals, etc., and as a result some inductees did not get a chance to perform. 

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