This concert was a hit! Over 2,500 children in grades 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed the music of The
Gary Civic Symphony Orchestra. We celebrated the birthdays of
1. "GARY, INDIANA -100 years"
2. "Wolfgang A. Mozart - 250 Years"
3. Our Sponsor, "The Gary Historical and Cultural Society's 30 years",
4. And any children or adults born on May 12, the date of this concert.
Many "Thank-You's" to our Sponsor - The Gary (IN) Historical & Cultural Society, and the Co-sponsors,
The Gary Community School Corporation, and various foundations. Over 2,500 children sang and clapped and learned about
the instruments of the orchestra from Conductor Edwin Carter and the musicians.
We also featured youth musicians at these concerts, and this year was no exception. 10 of Gary's
fine youth musicians, from the high schools and in college, performed. They have or are receiving their musical training from
the many GCSO veteran musicians who are teachers, as well as professional performers.
Composer Burgess Gardener's composition "Happy Birthday: A Fantasia" was simply "the bomb"!
And we gave historical t-shirts to all the children and their teachers who just happened to be born on May