The USO Tribute Gala on September 28th will celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Cincinnatians paying tribute to our troops and their families, while raising much needed funds to support the programs provided by the United States Service (USO) of Metropolitan Washington. The musical program, featuring John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, will be held in Music Hall at 7:00 on Sunday, September 28.
This year’s Honorary Chairman is Bob McDonald, retired Chairman, President and CEO of Procter & Gamble, and recently named Secretary of Veterans Affairs by President Obama. Additional Honorees for 2014 are the Honorable Sloan D. Gibson, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Col. Gregory D. Gadson, Commanding Officer at Ft. Belvoir, VA, and Ms. Katy Hines Guggenbiller and Family.
The musical program, led by John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, will feature an all-star lineup of musical performers, including: John Lloyd Young, originator of the role “Frankie Valli” in Broadway’s Tony Award winning best musical and international hit, JERSEY BOYS.
The Military Spouses Choir. As one ensemble, members of the choir are spouses of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Guardians.
The USO Show Troupe. This group performs annually for more then 600,000 troops and family members worldwide, and on national televised programs.
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, led by John Morris Russell, one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the nation. An estimated 30 million people have viewed eight national telecasts of the Cincinnati Pops on PBS, and the Orchestra has more than 100 available recordings, 56 of which have appeared on the Billboard charts, a record unmatched by any other orchestra.
Tickets to the musical program are only $25.00, and may be purchased through the Cincinnati Arts Association, by calling 513-621-2787. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the USO Tribute Cincinnati website at www.usotributecincinnati.com. All proceeds go to the USO Metropolitan Washington, aiding our men and women in the armed forces, and their families, as they recover at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
For more information, contact Bill Fee, 513-518-2502, [email protected].