Fifty-five years ago, the Indiana General Assembly elevated Ball State Teacher’s College to the status of “University.” In anticipation of the event, a new musical organization under founding director Don Neuen, was created in honor of the University.

The current cast of twenty-two singers, thirteen instrumentalists, five technicians, five wardrobe technicians and a graduate assistant, is under the direction of Dr. Alan Alder. At home, across the state, and around the world, the group is known as Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors. They have performed and captivated audiences all over the world, and hold the title of the World’s Number One Collegiate Entertainment Organization.