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African American Choral Ensemble 40th Anniversary

The AACE Legacy: Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Embracing the Future!

AACE 40th Anniversary Weekend
April 29-30, 2016




We have reserved the following hotels for the African American Choral Ensemble 40th Anniversary Celebration. However, you certainly may choose other hotels.

IMU Biddle Hotel
900 E. 7TH Street
Bloomington IN 47405
Group Name: ACE16
Rates: $129 - $194 per night
Free Parking

Hampton Inn
2100 N. Walnut Street
Bloomington IN 47404
Group Name: African American Choral Ensemble 40th Anniversary AAC
Rates: $99 per night
Free Parking

Hilton Garden Inn
245 N. College Avenue
Bloomington IN 47403
Group Name: African American Choral Ensemble 40th Anniversary
Rates: $129 per night
Parking $15 per day

Courtyard by Marriott
310 S. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
Group Name: African American Choral Ensemble 40th Anniversary
Rates: $112 per night
Free Parking


Friday, April 29

Registration, 4-7pm Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Bridgwaters Lounge
Check in to pick up your registration packet, souvenir booklet, event tickets, T-shirts, etc. Visit the 40th Anniversary exhibit/display!

Open Dress Rehearsal, 1-4pm Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Alumni are welcome to attend the AACE Spring concert final dress rehearsal.

Anniversary Alumni Banquet, 7-9:30pm Indiana University Auditorium Foyer

  • Honoring our Former Directors: Dr. Mellonee Burnim, Dr. Michael Gordon, Mr. Keith McCutchen, Dr. James E. Mumford, Mr. John Williams (posthumously)
  • Honoring our 2016 Herman C. Hudson Award recipient, Sonia Morales-Matos
  • Music performances

Dessert and open Mic, 10pm 1am Neal-Marshall Grand Hall
We invite alumni to share with us their individual and group singing and playing talents, while enjoying a post-banquet dessert menu. More details to come.

Saturday, April 30

Registration, 10:30am-2pm Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Bridgwaters Lounge
Bring photos of your time in AACE to be scanned and saved for the AACE archives. See the 40th Anniversary exhibit!

Memory Booth, 10:30am-2pm NMBCC A218
Record on video your favorite memories of your time in AACE.

Anniversary Cookout, 12-2pm NMBCC Courtyard
Come celebrate with good food and fellowship. Reunite with past and meet current AACE members. Share your stories and become reacquainted.

Alumni Rehearsal With AACE, 2:30-4pm Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Join current AACE members on stage as we build the AACE Alumni Mass Choir to perform for the 40th Anniversary concert. View music and details.

40th Anniversary Concert, 8pm Buskirk-Chumley Theater

  • Enjoy the current AACE under the direction of Dr. Raymond Wise.
  • Featuring a special performance by the AACE Alumni Mass choir.

Post-Concert Reception, 11pm Neal-Marshall Grand Hall
Join us following the Spring Concert for a reception and fellowship!

If you’re in the Bloomington area, join AACE at these local performances:

School of Education Concert
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Wright Building Atrium
Indiana University-Bloomington campus

Extensions of the Traditions Concert
Recreating the First AACE Concert in honor of Dr. Mellonee Burnim and Dr. Michael Gordon.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Second Baptist Church
Bloomington, IN

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