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AN ODE to JOY! Club Orchestra & FW Philharmonic Youth Symphony

Fort Wayne Philharmonic
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You are invited to the first public performance of Club Orchestra, a first-year partnership of Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Club Orchestra offers violin lessons to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Forest Park, South Wayne, and Waynedale Elementary Schools.

Starting at 4:30 p.m., great food is available to purchase from these locally owned mobile operations:
• Bravas operates a Hot Dog Cart & Food Truck, offering specialty wieners and skinless all-beef franks. Come by for a bite!
• Big Apple Pizza offers pizza, Reubens, and hot pastrami sandwiches, as well as turkey, ham, roast beef, corned beef or pastrami and select cheeses.
• Head2Hock features locally sourced foods from all over Indiana, including BBQ, Mexican, fries, chips, pulled pork, and mac and cheese.

Concert begins at 6:00 p.m. and features Club Orchestra participants, the Fort Wayne Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Support these budding young virtuosos who are offering audiences an entertaining evening.


One of the most exciting, transformative projects of the last decade surely must be the Philharmonic's revitalized Club Orchestra program. Now operating in partnership with three Fort Wayne Community Schools, Club Orchestra is a visionary movement that transforms the lives of children through music; it's a new model for social change. Its mission is to empower children by providing an intensive orchestra-training program that teaches the importance of teamwork, promotes self-confidence, and instills the value of social responsibility.

The Philharmonic currently serves 104 third, fourth, and fifth graders participating in the program at Forest Park Elementary, Waynedale Elementary, and South Wayne Elementary. The Philharmonic hopes to inspire a local movement where musicians, teachers, funders, and fans embrace the program, energizing the community to use the symphony orchestra as a learning template based on rigor, compassion, and joy.