Opinion: A musical identity for Fishers

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Commentary by Ann Craig-Cinnamon 

There’s a group of people in our community that has been working for the past few years to bring professional and semi-professional musical ensembles to Fishers. The Nickel Plate Jazz Orchestra and the Fishers Wind Symphony are among the groups that have held several performances over the past year. Now, most recently, the Fishers Chamber Orchestra held its debut concert at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church and received a great reception.  The organizing group, Fishers Music Works, believes it’s time that Fishers gets a musical identity to go along with all the other changes that the town is going through, such as becoming a city and electing the first mayor.  We feature the group and the new Orchestra in this week’s cover story.

One of the big changes coming to Fishers is downtown development.  This past week the town held an open house and invited residents to come and express what they want to see at the proposed new train station.  There was so much interest in the event on the part of the community that the town moved it from the Town Council auditorium to the Hamilton Southeastern High School gym.  And there was a huge turnout.  Read more inside.

In anticipation of the growth and change Fishers is going through, the town along with the Fishers Arts Council created a Community Art Master Plan with the goal of planning and commissioning public art.  That plan picked up an award recently at Ball State.

Something that hasn’t changed in Fishers is the Holy Spirit at Geist fish fry.  It’s been a tradition for 20 years now.  We have more on that in this week’s issue too.

There are lots of good things happening in our community from concerts to discussion about growth to being recognized for planning our public art to having the biggest fish fry in the whole area.  All of it proves that Fishers is a great place to be.

Let us know of anyone you think is deserving of a story in Current in Fishers or an organization that is improving our community.  We want to hear from you.  Thanks for reading Current in Fishers.


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