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In an effort to keep our members more informed about the happenings of the Phil Friends, we are sending out a mid-month email to let our members know about fund-raising events, scholarship and other educational news, Musically Speaking dates, opportunities to bring treats for the Musicians’ Rehearsals, and other ways you can help support our outstanding orchestra.

The Vibes and Vines event was held at Country Heritage on October 14th. Alicia Pyle was so very kind to donate her time and talent to the evening. She further offered the sale of her newly produced CD, which sells for $15.00, to provide our group $5.00 for each CD that was sold.

The next fund raising event will be Symphony of Style, a fashion show, to be held during April 2016 at Club Soda. More information as it becomes available. Volunteers will be needed to help with registrations, cataloging silent auction items, and taking payments for the auction. If you would like to help in any way contact Sue Lehmann:

On July 28, 2016 we will sponsor a Swing for the Symphony Golf Outing. Plan to participate and/or offer to help. Help is needed to solicit sponsorships and door prizes. Again, contact Sue Lehmann to help. 

We are pleased to announce that Mary Campbell will again be serving on our Board. Her past experience will make a definite addition.

Musically Speaking will take place prior to our next Masterworks Phil Concert on November 21 at the Embassy. Hope to see you there!

In the past the Phil Friends have sponsored an Adopt a Musician program. If you are interested in adopting a musician please contact Jayne VanWinkle:

An additional need is a chairperson for the Lesson Scholarships program. Contact person is Kathie Sessions:

Volunteers are needed to update and keep the Friends data base. Contact person for this job is Cynthia Fyock:

We anticipate that the 2015-2016 Membership Directory will be available early November. Keep an eye open and check your mail.

Thank you for taking the time to read this latest Phil Friends news. If you have anything you'd like to be included in these updates, please contact Jan Ormiston at:


Friends Cookbook "Playing With Food"
Closeout Pricing at Only $10

Two years in the making, this cookbook is more than just recipes! It’s an accumulation of our Fort Wayne culture, our rich lives in Indiana, and the members of the Philharmonic family. Order one for yourself and several for holiday gift giving. Click here for more information or buy it now!

Coming Soon (when the webmaster gets around to it)

  • On line access to more past issues of the Accent newsletter.
  • Friends Constitution and By Laws.
  • Meet the Friends Officers and Board
  • Complete listing of volunteer opportunities, activities and contacts.
    • Adopt a Musician
    • Musically Speaking
    • Musician housing
    • Guest Artist transportation
    • Instrument Loan
    • Instrument Playground
    • And much more!!!!

Julie Thompson   

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