VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Capital Wind Symphony, the premier non-military professional wind symphony ensemble based in the Washington, DC metro area, is proud to announce the first annual Winds for Warriors Charity Gala on April 28, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD. The gala will bring together audiences to celebrate the American band tradition while also benefitting and providing donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Gala guests will experience an astonishing array of visual attractions to accompany the musical selections, to include Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”, narrated by Paco Cosio-Marron. Sarah Christian, Former Ms. Maryland United States and U.S. Navy nurse at Walter Reed Medical Center will also be present at the Gala event, in addition to the United States Naval Academy graduate and service-disabled retired U.S. Naval Commander, Edward Abner, who will be emceeing throughout the night.
“We are proud to support the Wounded Warrior Project in their noble efforts to assist wounded veterans,” said George Etheridge, founder and conductor of the Capital Wind Symphony. “We look forward to providing an unforgettable experience, sure to captivate the audience with our music.”
The Capital Wind Symphony performs a wide assortment of professional, high-quality pieces from classical works composed by Giuseppe Verdi to more contemporary pieces by Eric Whitacre. Dedicated to educating young people on the importance of these musical masterpieces, the Capital Wind Symphony works alongside musical educators throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area to mentor and encourage students to become involved in band programs.
Gala tickets are on sale and can be purchased by visiting this website. Individual and corporate sponsorships as well as donation opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Ken Wolff by phone or email at 888-99-GOCWS or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Capital Wind Symphony
Founded in 1991, the Capital Wind Symphony is the premier non-military professional wind symphony in the US. It attracts wind and percussion players from across the country, and soloists from throughout the world. Capital Wind Symphony is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the great American band tradition, with a repertoire from transcriptions, classic band works, and new compositions for wind ensemble and wind orchestra. Beyond its own performances, the Capital Wind Symphony works closely with music educators throughout Washington, Maryland and Virginia to encourage student participation in their school band programs. Master Class Workshops offer “side by side” musical experience for elementary, middle and high school band programs. For more information, visit capitalwindsymphony.org.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving Wounded Warriors for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and to learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.