BSU Wrecking Crew Trumpet Ensemble to Perform at Westminster

12/05 – 7:00 pm – BSU Wrecking Crew Trumpet Ensemble

The Ball State University Wrecking Crew Trumpet Ensemble will be performing at Westminster Village, in Legacy Commons, on Wednesday, December 5th, at 7:00 pm. The Wrecking Crew consists of trumpet majors at BSU. They spend their time studying music, playing trumpet, and playing in trumpet ensemble. They will be playing a variety of notable Christmas songs to spread Christmas cheer!

Youth Symphony Orchestra

12/08 – 2:00 pm – Youth Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday, December 8th, at 2:00 pm, the Youth Symphony will be performing at Westminster Village in Legacy Commons. Founded in 1964, the Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana, bring together young musicians from Delaware and surrounding counties to provide weekly orchestral experiences specifically tailored for students ages 5 to 18.

The Bells Are Ringing At Westminster Village

12/09 – 7:00 pm – Holiday Chimers

The Holiday Chimers will bring their beautiful Christmas sounds to Westminster’s Legacy Commons on Sunday, December 9th, at 7:00 pm. The Holiday Chimers will certainly get everyone in the holiday spirit!

MSO Marimba Ensemble Holiday Show

12/11 – 7:00 pm – “Friends of the Orchestra” – MSO Marimba Percussion Ensemble Holiday Show, Sing-a-Long

Five members of the MSO Percussion section will be at Westminster Village, to play the marimba, on Tuesday, December 11th, at 7:00 pm. The ensemble will be playing a selection of Christmas songs such as Silver Bells, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, The Christmas Song, and more. They will also be playing some carols that folks can sing along to.

Members of the Ensemble: Cheryl Guise, Cara Pittenger, Stephanie Carter, David Robbins and Greg Wolff.

Some of our selections…

  • Russian Dance (Trepak)
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • Silver Bells
  • Dance Of The Flutes
  • The Christmas Song
  • Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers

The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets called knobs to produce musical tones. Resonators or pipes suspended underneath the bars amplify their sound. The bars of a chromatic marimba are arranged like the keys of a piano, with the groups of two and three accidentals raised vertically, overlapping the natural bars to aid the performer both visually and physically. This instrument is a type of idiophone, but with a more resonant and lower-pitched tessitura than the xylophone. A person who plays the marimba is called a marimbist or a marimba player.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Enchanted Tree Celebration

01/03 – 3-7 pm – Enchanted Tree Celebration

If you don’t have a chance to see all of the Christmas Trees that are on display throughout the holidays, then come to our Enchanted Tree Celebration on Thursday, January 3rd, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Westminster will have all of the Christmas trees on display in the Legacy Commons and the mall area so they can be viewed before they are packed away for another year. Come enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and cookies, as you stroll through a winter wonderland!

Dr. Robert La France, BSU’s Owsley Museum Director to Speak

On Tuesday, November 20th, at 2:00 pm, Dr. Robert La France, the Director of Ball State University’s David Owsley Museum, will be at Westminster Village to talk about two of the exciting exhibits currently on display Edward Gorey, Haunted America, 1990. Watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil on paper. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, American Paintings and Drawings Purchase Fund, 2015.4.1.© The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.until December 21st. The exhibition of art, by celebrated American author and illustrator, Edward Gorey (1922-2000), entitled “Gorey’s World,” features the art he “consumed and collected.” Also on display, “The Power of Place: 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University.”

Tiffany Arnold Studio Violin Recital & The Clarinet Connection Choir

The Legacy Commons, at Westminster Village, will be filled with the beautiful music of the Tiffany Arnold Studio and over twenty violin students, as they perform their violin recitals on Friday, November 16th. The program begins at 7:00 pm and the public is invited to attend what is sure to be a lovely evening of music!

11/19 – 7:00 pm – A Circus Time themed concert performance by the Clarinet Connection Choir from America’s Hometown Band with Steve Stickler, Choir Director including Music titles: Chattanooga Choo Choo, Havana Moon, Baby Elephant Walk, The Circus Bee, Walking The Dog, Lady of Spain, Twisty Turny Thing, Under the Sea, Rolling Thunder, Clownery and encore The Happy Clown.

Rhatatat at Westminster

On Thursday, November 15th, at 2:00 pm, in Legacy Commons, Michael B. will present Rhatatat, a musical performance the whole family can enjoy, from golden oldies to popular hits of today.

With a passion for music, Michael B. has been singing and playing the saxophone for over 30 years, and brings that passion to his performances.

USO Dance

Do the sounds of Benny Goodman or the Dorsey Brothers take you back to another day and time? On Friday, November 9th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Westminster Village will be hosting a USO Dance to commemorate our Veteran’s service. Come to Jitterbug or Swing the evening away as DJ, Matt Howell, plays the hits of the 1940’s. There will be door prizes and delicious food.

Ball State Centennial Documentary

If you were not able to attend the Ball State Centennial Celebration and the premiere of the Centennial Documentary on September 6th, at Emens Auditorium, then you are in luck! On Wednesday, November 7th, at 6:30 pm, Chris Flook, with Delaware County Historical Society, will be at Westminster to talk about the history of Ball State and present the BSU student-produced documentary, “From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century.” If you would like to learn more about the history of Ball State, or just rekindle great memories, this program is one not to miss!