ECICO November 2023 Profile

Ross Van Ness

This month’s ECICO ‘spotlight’ honors Ross Van Ness – a fine musician/performer, and a valuable and much appreciated member of the ECICO organization for many seasons. He has recently retired from performing and from the orchestra’s Board of Directors.

During Ross’s long participation in the orchestra, he ‘played’ several roles in its yearly operations:

  • As longtime Principal Trumpet, audiences got to hear him master many trumpet solo passages.
  • He generously filled in as ECICO Conductor for a summer season that suddenly lost its expected music leader.
  • Also along the way, Ross served many  fruitful terms as part of the ECICO board of Directors.

As ECICO President Van Nelson states, “Ross faithfully attended all board meetings, made valuable contributions, and provided well-written minutes in his long tenure as Board Secretary. ECICO will always be so grateful for his commitment to our orchestra’s success & longevity. “

East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra

The East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra (ECICO) is a unique and diverse group of musicians, made up of different ages and backgrounds, who love to play light classical music programs, and to share them with local audiences, through its Spring and Fall concerts – Free, Public events held in various easy-access venues in the region.

ECICO makes the classics available to all, and whether they be new to classical music, or are experienced listeners, all are welcome. Each concert is such a great opportunity to introduce all family members to the time-honored music of the great composers.