Dancers from Team SwingColumbus are excited be doing the Lindy Hop on stage with a big band as part of a musical celebration fundraiser for WWII vets. Honor Flight is a national organization with regional chapters whose mission is to fly veterans to Washington D.C. to see the WWII memorial. The Columbus chapter of Honor Flight holds an annual variety show fundraiser. This year will be SwingColumbus’ second time performing in the show.
It is pretty expensive to make these flights happen. To support Honor Flight, you can donate, host a fundraiser, or become a volunteer. A variety of people volunteer for everything from administrative tasks, to piloting a flight, to accompanying veterans on the trips.
Or, of course, you can attend the variety show on February 13th!
SwingColumbus is thrilled to be supporting this worthy cause!
featuring local and regional talent performing music from the Big Band era.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 at 2 p.m.
Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave., Westerville
Music from the Big Band era, featuring the swingin’ sounds of The Continentals Band, 7 year-old piano prodigy Gavin George, and Award-winning accordionist Joe Natoli. Lots of fun and surprises!
Expect the return of the Big Band sounds, great performances from local and regional artists and a few surprises. “Bob Hope had the right idea with the USO tours,” said David Colley, a Westerville resident who volunteers on the Honor Flight committee. “We’ve adopted that vision of bringing that era back and being entertained by that classic variety-show format. This event is going to be a lot of fun for a great cause, and help the vets of WWII in our area who so deserve to take the Honor Flight for their day of honor.”
Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 senior, child or veteran. World War II veterans are admitted free of charge but will need to obtain a ticket in advance. Tickets can be puchased in advance in a number of ways:
- in person at Westerville City Hall
- by phone: (614) 839-0189
- by mail: Westerville Honor Flight Committee, 1260 Autumn Park Ct, Westerville, OH 43081
- web: via PayPal from the Westerville Honor Flight Website
In 2007, WOSU Columbus followed an Honor Flight group to DC and created this fantastic video: