Talented IWU Students – A Personal Note

By: Rick Carder


Over the years, I have had the opportunity to travel with our IWU student musicians. Being able to hear and see their talents and testimony continues to be a highlight of my travels. Across the United States I have been able to follow the Wind Ensemble, University Chorale, Master’s Praise to name a few.

Today I thought I would reflect and share with you some of the sights and sounds of our University student musicians. Enjoy, just as I have had the pleasure to hear and experience the music and message of our students.

Wheaton Academy Music Clinic
Wind Ensemble at Wheaton Academy – Music Clinic

IWU Wind Ensemble travels to Windsor Park in Carol Stream, Illinois – Wind Ensemble in the Chicagoland area at Windsor Park.

Wind Ensemble travels to Gurnee, Illionis to a Community Church – Wind Ensemble in the Chicagoland area at Gurnee Community Church

The mini-tour of the Wind Ensemble followed a busy week as classes wrapped up and a concert at IWU just a few days before their travels. If you missed the concert, enjoy a few highlights. Wind Ensemble Concert at IWU.

Shell Point Retirement
Chorale at Shell Point

The University Chorale never ceases to amaze people with their music and message. Here are a few highlights from their travels in Florida.

Spring Break 2016 was a significant opportunity for parents and grand parents to follow, as I did, the Chorale throughout Florida.

A favorite stopping point is in Brooksville, FL. The Wesleyan Church is pastored by Dr. Jerry Pence who was chosen as Pastor of the Week.

Dr. Jerry Pence | Pastor of the Week

He hosted the group at his church which seated over 1,000.


University Chorale – Bahia Vista Church in Sarasota, Florida

University Chorale – North Lake Presbyterian Church.

On March 7th the Chorale performed at Avon Park Community. You can view the recorded service at University Chorale – March 10.


Chorale performs at Holiness Camp in Lake Land, FL – Hallelujah!

The Sound of Thunder in Florida in sunny Florida.


One Voice leads in worship as well as providing concerts in many churches. These excerpts were recorded as they led worship in Fountain City Wesleyan Church.  Pastor David Anderson was honored as Pastor of the Week.

Pastor of the Week: David Anderson, Fountain City Wesleyan Church

Enjoy these highlights:

One Voice at Fountain City Wesleyan Church.

One Voice at Fountain City Wesleyan Church opening up the service.

One Voice bringing praise in the Fountain City Church.

Master’s Praise finishes out a great year of travels as they lead worship at a Wesleyan Church in Elwood, Indiana. Master’s Praise Concert at Main Street Wesleyan Church.



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