Letter: Indiana Wind Symphony deserves more support



“What is wronnng with us?”

Quoting from the movie “Stripes,” Bill Murray asks the above question about his army unit.  Today, we ask that same question about Central Indiana.

What is wronnng with us in Central Indiana that we do not support our local Indiana Wind Symphony, the IWS?  Their performances remind one of the New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia metropolitan pops orchestras that performed on TV; with one exception, they are right here in Central Indiana performing in Carmel, at the Center for the Performing Arts in the acoustically perfect Palladium theatre.

The Indiana Wind Symphony has performed twice so far this season to very appreciative audiences of less than 500 paid patrons.  That is shameful and a waste of excellent musical talent on such small audiences.

Central Indiana, we can do better.  Theatre goers and all others come join us at the Indiana Wind Symphony for an evening of delightful sounds, interesting commentary regarding the pieces played, and enjoy guest performers in a wonderful environment.

The Indiana Wind Symphony will hold its Holiday Joy, Christmas show Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Palladium.  Please come and enjoy the show with all of us this Christmas season.  You will not be disappointed, and this upcoming performance will definitely put you in the Spirit of Christmas.

Bill Dorsch

Volunteer Usher

Center for the Performing Arts