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Fort Wayne Children’s Choir To Host Annual Do Re Mi Fundraiser, January 26

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC) will host the 6th Annual Do Re Mi, An Evening in the Emerald Isle, on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 6PM in the International Ballroom at Purdue University Fort Wayne. This event introduces attendees to the organization’s greatest asset, the professionally trained singers of the FWCC, and raises funds for the organization.

Do Re Mi is a fun-filled evening of music and entertainment. It is an opportunity to ensure that the gift of music will be available to all children who desire to be a part of it. In addition to hearing performances from several Fort Wayne Children’s Choir ensembles, attendees will hear from alumni Kenny Thompson and alumni-parent Julianne Toenges. Allison McQueen, winner of the Essay Contest and current singer, will also share how her experience with the FWCC has added value to her life.

2019 Do Re Mi Event Sponsors include Sweetwater and Chuck & Lisa Surack, Ash Brokerage, Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP, Galecki Financial Management, Lake City Bank, PHP, Purdue University Fort Wayne College of Visual & Performing Arts, Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP, and STAR Financial Bank.

Do Re Mi will also feature the Irene Ator Choral Excellence Award. This award honors an individual, family, or business in our community that embodies the mission of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir through a lifelong commitment to exemplary choral music education. The 2019 recipient is Virginia Johnson. Virginia has been a strong supporter and advocate for the FWCC through her work and community affiliations. She teaches voice lessons, conducts workshops on vocal health, and performs throughout Northeast Indiana. Virginia is an instrumental part of music education in Northeast Indiana.

The mission of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is to provide a choral program exemplifying artistic and educational excellence for children from diverse backgrounds. The FWCC is proud to represent eighty-seven different schools in addition to twenty-seven home school groups from nine different northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio counties. For more information visit