Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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

News & Notes Archive for 2011

October 18, 2011

Planning for the 2012 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has begun!  If you wish to be considered for induction, or if you know of someone we should consider, now is the time to submit a questionnaire! 

Even though the 2012 Induction Ceremony is a few months away, we need to select the induction class well beforehand.  It takes time to research and verify all of the information on questionnaires we receive, so don't delay in submitting them.  See the Induction Into The Hall page for instructions and a copy of the questionnaire, or call John Beeson at the Music Shoppe at 812-232-4095 or Rick Waggoner at 812-243-4144 to get a printed copy of the questionnaire.

If we don't receive your questionnaire in time for this induction class, don't worry.  Your questionnaire will be kept and considered for future induction classes.

We look forward to hearing from you!

September 26, 2011

The fourth annual Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Picnic and Jam is history!  For the first time, the Hall of Fame partnered with the Masonic lodges for a picnic on Shrine Hill.  Also for the first time, we had to deal with a rainy day!  Unfortunately, the weather put a damper on the car show, but there are nice inside facilities on Shrine Hill, and we were able to move the music inside.  While our attendance was down slightly (undoubtedly due to the weather), there was still a good turnout, and those who came were treated to good food and beverages, and lots of great music.  Be sure to visit the Photo Galleries page and click on the link to the 2011 Picnic pictures.

July 12, 2011

The fourth annual Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Picnic and Jam is coming in September!!  For the first time, the Hall of Fame will be partnering with the Zorah Shine to benefit the Shrine Children's Hospital.  It will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011 on Shrine Hill, located just off North Fruitridge Avenue in Terre Haute, IN.  Click here to see a map.  As always, admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.  We also plan to hold the 3rd annual car show at the picnic.  Click here to see our flyer for the event. 

Keep an eye on this site or our Facebook page for more details in the near future, and make plans to join us for a great afternoon of family fun and music.

Attention musicians!  We need bands and individual musicians to perform.  This is a great opportunity to come out, showcase your talent, and support a worthy cause. 

For more information, call John Beeson at the Music Shoppe at 812-232-4095 or Rick Waggoner at 812-243-4144

June 14, 2011

The Hall of Fame is looking for more questionnaires!  Even though the 2012 Induction Ceremony is many months away, it takes time to research and verify all of the information on questionnaires we receive, and the process will be starting soon.

We know that there are many qualified musicians out there who have not yet sent us a questionnaire.  If you are one of these musicians, please take a few minutes and send us your questionnaire.  If you are not one of these musicians, but you know one, please send us a questionnaire on their behalf.  See the Induction Into The Hall page for instructions and a copy of the questionnaire. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

February 14, 2011

the 2011 induction ceremony is in the books!  And what a party!  All of our induction ceremonies have been memorable events, but this was one of the best!  For the first time, we had a couple of bands open the ceremony, and what a great job they did!  The audience was one of the largest we've ever had, and they were not disappointed.  Immediately following the ceremony, the inductees took the stage and put on one of the best shows ever.  Dozens of people went home with raffle and silent auction items, including two guitars, a keyboard and an amplifier.

Be sure to check out the photos from the induction ceremony in the Photo Galleries section.

The Hall of Fame gratefully acknowledges everyone who helped to make this event possible:

Our Hosts:
     Terre Haute V.F.W. Post 972
     Thanks Paul, Andy, Debbie and Lisa!

Our Sponsors:
     Barry Kent WTHI
     Community Theatre of Terre Haute
     Conservatory of Music
     Dever Distributing Company
     Lamar Advertising Company
     Music Shoppe
     Rick's Smokehouse
     Texas Roadhouse
     Teepee Tavern
     St. Mary's Supper Club
     Wal-Mart

Our Volunteers:
     Hall of Fame Board of Directors
     Hall of Fame Historian/Photographer Deb Hadley
     Terry and Leann Wenzel
     Doc Long
     Party Marty
     Sue Taylor, our Bud Girl
     Food Committee (Kara Anderson, Anita Cheek, Cassie Cox, Liz Graham, Carole Hayes, Keisha Hayes, Melody House, Claudia Lane, Terry
                             Miller, Colleen Pettyjohn, Rita Velez)

Our Opening Acts:
     Big Dead Bird
     15th & Hulman

January 4, 2011

welcome to our new web site!  As the Hall of Fame has grown, we found that getting the old web site to grow with it was a challenge.  The old site just was not designed to handle that much growth.  We have rewritten the web site to better organize the content and allow for future growth.  Please take the time to explore our new web site and see the changes, as well as some new pages. 

This web site will adjust itself to any monitor size, but is best viewed on the newer widescreen monitors (16:9).  On older standard size monitors (4:3), some screens may be compressed or will require scrolling right to see the entire screen.

January 1, 2011

The 2011 induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the Terre Haute V.F.W. Post 972, located just north of Wabash Avenue on 12th Street.  As always, there will be food, live music, raffles, door prizes, 50/50 drawings and items for sale.  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. 

A note to our fellow musicians: 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. 

Tickets are $10 per person, which includes your meal.  They can be purchased from Hall of Fame Board members or at The Music Shoppe, Rick Waggoner's State Farm Insurance, The Conservatory of Music, or the V.F.W.  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!!

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