Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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

2017 Hall of Fame News & Notes

June 6, 2017

The Hall of Fame will hold another Musical Petting Zoo at the Terre Haute Children's Museum on July 1, from 1 p.m until 3 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for children to try out a wide variety of musical instruments, and perhaps be encouraged to pursue playing music, either as a career or as a hobby.  Do you have young children or grandchildren? Don't miss this opportunity to give them a hands-on experience they won't soon forget!

March 16, 2017

The 2017 Induction Ceremony is over!  This year was one of the best parties we've had!  The Zorah Shrine is a great location, we had a new menu featuring a salad bar, and we had a great new opening act.  If you missed this one, you missed a great party!

We are in the process of creating the 2017 Induction photo gallary.  Be sure to check back regularly to see what we post.

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

Our Host:
Terre Haute Zorah Shrine

Our Sponsors:
    Archies Sports Bar
    Azzip Pizza
    Cheddar's Restaurant
    Crossroads Cafe
    Dave and Lisa's New Goshen Pub
    Dever Distributing
    Gerries Italian Restaurant
    Java Haute
    Lamar Advertising
    Longhorn Steakhouse
    New Day Cafe
    Rick's Smokehouse
    Rob Mann and The Tee Pee Tavern
    Sams Steakhouse
    St. Marys Supper Club
    Stable Studios
    Texas Roadhouse
    The Music Shoppe
    West Terre Haute IGA

Our Volunteers:
    Hall of Fame Board of Directors
    Hall of Fame Historian/Photographer Deb Hadley
    Doc Long
    Party Marty
    David Beel
    Curt Hall
    The Food Committee, headed by Kara Anderson and staffed by Cassie Cox, Liz
    Graham, Carole Hayes, Rita Velez, Colleen Spice, Claudia Lane and Gloria Mitchell

Our Opening Act:
    The Coon Holler Kids

March 8, 2017

The web site has undergone some changes.  We eliminated the Band Registry and Community Events pages from the site due to a lack of use.  We then moved the Community Involvement page to the About Us section and removed the Community section.

Since the fee for our web site is related to its size, eliminating unused features helps us to control our cost.  It also makes it easier to maintain the site.

January 31, 2017

Announcing the Induction Class of 2017:

Paul Bays Kevin Beel J. R. Combs
John R. DiCenso George Charles Egy Ed Ice, Jr.
William "Willie" Kassis Leo E. Maesch Doug Mason
Steve McCullough Mary Lou Morris Toby Myers
Jim Payne Susan Pell George Phelps
Gary Ready John Spicknall Brian Wendholdt

The 2017 induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, March 12, at the Zorah Shrine at 420 North 7th street in Terre Haute, IN.  This will be our second year at the Shrine, and it has proven to be a great location.  Our audience is not crowded together like they were at our former location, the acoustics of the room are better, there is a nice stage for the bands, and there is also a nice dance floor.  Also, we have more access to the kitchen facilities and are working on new menu items.  If you didn't make it last year, be sure to attend this year and see the difference a new location can make!

As always, there will be food, live music, raffles, door prizes, drawings and a silent auction.  As we have done for the past few ceremonies, we will collect canned goods for donation to local food pantries.  Food service will start at noon and the festivities will last until at least 6:00 p.m.

Tickets remain at $12 per person, which includes your meal.  Tickets are now available, and can be purchased from Hall of Fame Board members or at the Music Shoppe or Rick Waggoner's State Farm Insurance.  If you are unable to locate tickets, call or email us for assistance.  While a limited number of tickets are available at the door, we encourage you to buy your tickets early to make sure you get one.  This party will be one you don't want to miss!

A note to our members:  The Hall of Fame has grown from a small group that gathered once a year at BJ's Lounge to an organization that not only recognizes the accomplishments of musicians in the Wabash Valley, but strives to make a difference in our community.  As a part of this, we promote live music and provide assistance to organizations who serve the disadvantaged in our area.  However, we could do so much more with your support.

This is YOUR Hall of Fame, you are a member.  Along with the honor of being inducted comes a responsibility to support the organization you joined.  Please attend and participate in our functions.  Not only does this help to make our events a success, but your purchase of raffle tickets, silent auction items and memorabilia helps to fund our charitable goals.  Please support your Hall of Fame!

A note to those who are looking to be inducted in the future:  Please take advantage of our events to show the Hall the person behind the questionnaire. Attend the Induction Ceremonies. Participate in the jam session at the picnics.  When the Hall has a chance to get to know you and hear you demonstrate your skills, it makes the election process go much smoother.

We hope to see you at the 2017 Induction Ceremony.

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