Benefit concert raises $1,600 for first-responders, emergency services
July 29, 2017
The National Repertory Orchestra reports raising almost $1,600 in support of local first-responders and emergency-services workers through its first-ever benefit concert to honor them on Wednesday.
Through the concert, the NRO has donated a portion of ticket revenue in addition to collecting contributions to Flight for Life, Summit County Animal Control, Summit County Emergency Services Training Center, Summit County Rescue Group, Summit County Sheriff's K-9 Unit, Summit County Water Rescue and Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
Free tickets were offered to first-responders throughout Summit County, and several were in attendance including personnel from animal control, Summit County Rescue Group, ambulance services, 911 Dispatch, the Summit County Sheriff's Office, Frisco Police Department and Red, White and Blue Fire Department, who generously helped NRO staff collect donations.
The goal is to make the benefit concert an annual event, and the people at NRO are looking forward to honoring these brave men and women again in 2018.
Friday marked the end of the NRO's 2017 season, and staff are already planning for next summer.
Every winter, Carl Topilow auditions more than 900 talented musicians to perform with the NRO. Then in the spring, 88 new NRO Fellows will be announced along with the season program.
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