Cahalan named ‘Bicentennial Citizen’ recipient

Last Updated on May 20, 2016 by cassnetwork

bicentennialThe founding director of the Logansport Children’s Choir was recognized Thursday evening as the newest recipient of the Logansport Bicentennial Citizen of the Week Award.

Tim Cahalan was a surprised recipient at the start of the choir’s special Indiana Bicentennial Concert at McHale Performing Arts Center. Cahalan is a past recipient of the Indiana Music Educator of the Year Award. He has taught at all levels in the Logansport Community School Corporation. Many of his students are current or former members of the Children’s Choir, which has performed overseas several times and will soon be featured in a concert in New York City.  After receiving the award, he led the choir and the audience in the singing of “On the Banks of the Wabash.”

“As I said during the presentation last night, Tim has been an example of someone who had a passion for Logansport and wanted to build on the proud music tradition we’ve had in Logansport,” Kitchell said Friday. “Through his leadership, Logansport schools have not only produced many all-state choir members, but established a reputation for Logansport as a community known throughout the state and in circles nationwide as a place with a phenomenal children’s choir. It’s one of many things that sets Logansport apart from other cities its size or larger, and it’s a quality of life factor for young people in our community that truly is a point of pride.”

Cahalan is the son of Betty Cahalan, Logansport, and the late Dr. Leo Cahalan. He is a member of All Saints Catholic Church where he has served as music director. Prior to coming to Logansport schools, he taught at Union City High School. He is a graduate of Indiana University where he was a four-year member of the Marching Hundred and the basketball pep band.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell

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