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John Wenning
John Wenning is a 1982 graduate of Ball State University with a BS and MA in Music Education. He taught at Huntington North High School as the director of choral activities and department chair. John was the director of the nationally acclaimed Varsity Singers. While under his direction, the Varsity Singers were named Grand Champion more than 70 times and received numerous awards for their outstanding vocal production, choreography, and instrumental back up ensemble.

John served a fourteen-year term from 1997 to 2011 on the board of
directors for the Indiana Choral Directors Association as the Show Choir Repertoire and Standards Chairman. John was selected as “Teacher of the Year” for the Huntington County Community Schools and “Educator of the Year” by the Huntington County Rotary Club in 1994. He was also recognized as “Teacher of the Year” in 2000 by the Fort Wayne Radio Station WMEE. In 2006 John was recognized by Ball State University and the School of Music with the Alumni Achievement Citation. In 2009 John received the Golden Apple Award.

John has also been an arranger, clinician and adjudicator for many schools, festivals and competitions. He is a member of Indiana Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association. He is married to Rachel Wenning, a 4th grade teacher at Northwest Elementary, and has two beautiful children; Joshua and Ana.


Huntington North High School
Varsity Singers 1989-2013
Muncie Northside High School
Titan Singing Showcase 1983-1985


 Fishers Silver Spotlight Show Choir Invitational 2020
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 Bellmont Winter Spectacular 2020
 Norwell Show Choir Invitational 2019
 Norwell Show Choir Invitational 2018
 Homestead Classic Showcase 2018
 DeKalb Show Choir Invitational 2018
 Southern Wells Raider Classic 2018
 Norwell Show Choir Invitational 2017
 South Dearborn Opening Knight Showcase (Day Two) 2017
 Huntington North Midwest Showcase 2017
 Southern Wells Raider Classic 2017
 Southwestern Ohio Valley Showcase 2016
 South Dearborn Opening Knight Showcase (Day Two) 2016
 South Dearborn Opening Knight Showcase (Day One) 2016
 Huntington North Midwest Showcase (Day Two) 2016
 Ben Davis Giant Spectacular 2016
 DeKalb Show Choir Invitational 2016
 Carroll Classic (Day Two) 2016
 Southern Wells Raider Classic 2016
 Southwestern Ohio Valley Showcase 2015
 South Dearborn Opening Knight Showcase 2015
 Indian Springs Middle School Invitational 2015
 Carroll Classic (Day Two) 2014
 Fairfield Crystal Classic 2014
 Huntington North Midwest Showcase 2014
 Southwestern Ohio Valley Showcase 2013
 Southern Wells Raider Classic 2012
 Bluffton Street Fair 2010
 Bluffton Street Fair 2005


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