2015 News & Notes
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May 19, 2015
Our web site will be changing in June!
Web sites are written in a computer language called HTML. Like
everything else connected with computers, there are always new
versions coming out and older versions becoming obsolete.
Unfortunately, the latest change affects our web site.
We were notified a few days ago that our web site provider will be
moving our web site to a new server on June 24, and that our web
site may not work properly on the new server because our HTML code
is too old.
With some outside assistance, we are building a new web site using
the latest HTML code, and hope to have it ready by the time we are
moved to the new server.
With the time available to us, we did not concentrate on making an
exact duplicate of this web site. The main focus was on speed
and compatibility with the new server. While the general
layout of new web site will be familiar, it will not look the same.
However, it should be fully functional.
It is possible that the web site may be
unavailable for a day or so as we are moved to the new server and we
install the new web site.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
This change does not affect our Facebook page, so feel free to
follow us on Facebook while we work on the web site.
April 23, 2015
The eighth annual
Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame Picnic and Jam is coming in September!!
Once again, the Hall of Fame will be partnering with the Zorah Shine. It will be held on
Sunday, September 20, 2015 on Shrine Hill, located
just off North Fruitridge Avenue in Terre Haute, IN. Click
here to see a map. The
Shrine has nice inside facilities, so in case of inclement weather,
we will move indoors. As
always, admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for
purchase. Festivities will start at noon.
We will host the Frank Crawford Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show again this year.
The Coon Holler Kids will be opening the picnic. If you missed
them at the Induction Ceremony, be sure to see them at the picnic.
You will be amazed and entertained!
Bring your canned goods:
Once again, we are collecting canned goods to be donated to the local area food
banks. Donate some canned goods and receive a free HOF koozie
as our thanks. This is a good way for all of us, musicians or
not, to help the less fortunate in our community. Please give
Keep an eye on this web page 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
April 23, 2015
Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame is sponsoring another Musical
instrument Petting Zoo!
It will be held at the Terre Haute Children's Museum on Saturday,
May 30, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The first one was such a success
that they are giving us a larger room this time! Bring your little ones (children,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren) or the not-so-little ones, and help introduce them to the wonders of music.
Hope to see you there!
February 9, 2015
The 2015 Induction Ceremony is
As always, it was a great party. Our
opening act was a group of children from Vermillion County called
the Coon Holler Kids, and they put on a terrific show! Immediately following the ceremony,
the inductees took the stage and put on a superb show. Dozens
of people went home with raffle and silent auction items.
Once again, we collected a lot of canned goods that were sent to
local charities. We also donated leftover food.
Be sure to check out the photos from the induction ceremony in the Photo
Galleries section, as well as new pictures in the Local Bands and
Local Musicians galleries.
The Hall of Fame gratefully acknowledges everyone who helped to
make this event possible:
Terre Haute V.F.W. Post 972
Conservatory of Music
Dean's Party Mania
First Financial Bank
Tee Pee Tavern
The Music Shoppe
West Terre Haute IGA
Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Hall of Fame Historian/Photographer Deb Hadley
The Bud Girl
The Food Committee, headed by Kara Anderson and staffed
by many wonderful volunteers
Our Opening Act:
The Coon Holler Kids
January 1, 2015
The 2015 induction ceremony is
scheduled for Sunday, February 8, 2015 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,
drawings and a silent auction. Food service will start at noon and the festivities will last until
at least 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $12 per person, which includes your meal.
This is a small increase from past years, but it is the first time
we have raised ticket prices since the induction ceremonies were
re-started in 2006. This is our only fund-raising event for
2015, and given that the cost of food, advertising, tee shirts,
etc., have risen every year, we finally reached a point where we
were forced to raise ticket prices.
Tickets are now available, and 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!!
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.
The Hall gives well over $1,000 back to the community each year in
the form of donations. We also put a considerable amount of
money back into the local economy with the events that we hold.
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. The Hall is committed to giving back
to the Wabash Valley, and we need your help to do this. 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
A note to our candidates:
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 2015
Here is the Induction Class of 2015: