Music educators conference in Fort Wayne features numerous performances free to the public

Indiana music educators will share their love of music and the talents of their students during free public performances Friday and Saturday in downtown Fort Wayne.

About 5,000 people affiliated with the Indiana Music Education Association will be in town this weekend for the organization’s Professional Development Conference at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The following scheduled performances, which range from elementary school to college music groups, are free and open to the public:


11 a.m.

* Goshen Jazz Ensemble – ACPL Theatre

* Hamilton Southeastern Junior High Demo Group – Grand Wayne Center

* Heartland Sings – First Presbyterian or Gallery

* Penn High School Symphony/BSU Viola Choir – Grand Wayne Center


* All-State Jazz – Embassy Theatre

1 p.m.

* All State Handbell Choir – First Presbyterian Church

* Fishers Junior High Orchestra – Grand Wayne Center

2:30 p.m.

* IU Jazz Ensemble – ACPL Theatre

* Churubusco Chimers – First Presbyterian Church

* Creekside Middle School – Grand Wayne Center

3:30 p.m.

* Carmel Advanced Freshman Ensemble – Grand Wayne Center

* Carmel Wind Symphony I – Grand Wayne Center

4:30 p.m.

* Elementary/Middle School Honor Choirs – Embassy Theatre

7:30 p.m.

* Intercollegiate Honor Band/Boston Brass – Embassy Theatre


9 a.m.

* Junior All-State Band – Embassy Theatre

10 a.m.

* Logansport Children’s Choir – First Presbyterian Church

* Concord High School Percussion Ensemble – Grand Wayne Center

11 a.m.

* Honor Band – Embassy Theatre

* Franklin Community High School Choirs – First Presbyterian


* Indiana Wesleyan Symphony – Grand Wayne Center

* All-State Percussion Ensemble – Grand Wayne Center

1:00 pm

* All-State Orchestra – Embassy Theatre

* Highland Hills Middle School Women’s Choir – First Presbyterian Church

* Decatur Central Percussion Ensemble – Grand Wayne Center

2:30 pm

* Old Crown Brass Band – Grand Wayne Center

3:30 pm

* ISU Wind Ensemble – Grand Wayne Center

5:30 pm

* All-State Honor Choir – Embassy Theatre