Joan White to Retire After 72 Years With Muncie Music Center

Joan White retires after 72 years with Muncie Music Center. Photo provided.Joan White retires after 72 years with Muncie Music Center. Photo provided.

By: Dave Helms—

Muncie Music Center is honored to announce the retirement of long-time employee, Ms. Joan (pronounced Joanne) White from Muncie Music Center.

Joan joined Muncie Music Center in 1943 at the age of 14. This was her only job in her 72-year tenure in the employment field, besides, of course, her wonderful time as a mother and caretaker of children and grand children.

While at Muncie Music Center, Joan was responsible for a multitude of behind-the-scenes duties to help music teachers and individuals in Indiana and Ohio obtain and receive services to make their jobs as educators and music-makers easier.

“I’ve always enjoyed my time at Muncie Music Center and I never got fired,” Joan laughed, while announcing her retirement on her 86th birthday.

A farewell Retirement Open House will be held on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 4pm until 6pm at their location on 600 South Mulberry, downtown Muncie. Joan will be honored with a Proclamation from the City of Muncie for her outstanding career and tenure and her contribution to the music community. All friends, former customers, teachers, coworkers, and well-wishers are welcome to attend at any time during the Celebration.

Those who are unable to attend can visit the Muncie Music Center FaceBook page at to express their comments and thoughts to Joan.

Dave Helms is Owner of Muncie Music Center