For Immediate Release
Contact: Terry W. Spicer, Publicist
Epiphany Public Relations,
Telephone: (919) 830-9049
International Talent Hunt Demonstration to Be Held at 80th Grand Conclave
Twelve Gifted Students Advance to Compete in Las Vegas
(June 16, 2016, Atlanta, GA)
The 80th Grand Conclave is just weeks away and there are many wonderful segments of the Grand Conclave for the brothers and the public to enjoy including the International Talent Hunt Demonstration
that will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Caesars Palace Hotel at 6:30 p.m. in the Octavius Ballroom. This event is free and will feature twelve high school students representing each of the Fraternity's districts throughout the United States and abroad. They will perform vocal and instrumental music including classical, semi-classical, gospel and jazz and also Interpretive Movement to Music ballet, modern dance and tap. These very gifted students have advanced from local and state competitions in order to qualify to participate in Las Vegas during the Grand Conclave. The attire for the Demonstration is semi-formal attire. Brother Larry Pough is the Chair and the Committee has worked tirelessly to ensure that the students will have a world-class experience. He stated, "Omega Psi Phi is continuously working to ensure that these students in the performing arts will have a mechanism to further their gifts beyond high school. We are very proud of their hard work."
Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus stated, "We are very proud of all of the tremendously gifted students that have competed across the districts. They represent the very best in their respective artistry and I extend my congratulations to them and the twelve that have advanced. I look forward to an incredible International Talent Hunt Demonstration."
The Omega Military Salute to Honor the Distinguished Service of Accomplished Omega Men
(June 16, 2016, Atlanta, GA)
With tremendous gratitude, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated salutes the brave and committed service of those currently serving, those lost during service and those that have retired from the armed services. In a black-tie celebration, a cadre of the military's finest who ranked highest in their respective careers will be honored during "The Omega Military Salute
" on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Caesar's Palace Hotel at 5:30 p.m. A Pre-Dinner Reception will be hosted by Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the Dinner Salute beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. Five dynamic Brothers will be honored. Tickets sales of $125 are available to be purchased by visiting oppf.org
. This event is open to the general public with the closing date for tickets set at June 30th
: Brother Lieutenant General Kip Ward, Honorary Chairman, will sit in for Brother Major General Charles C. Rogers
, Medal of Honor Winner. Brother Kenyatta Uzzell will stand for Brother Rogers. *COAST GUARD
: Brother Vice Admiral Manson Brown, Honorary Chairman, will sit in for Brother First Lieutenant Robert J. Thomas
who was killed in action during the Vietnam war. Brother Jack Martin will stand in for Brother Thomas. *USMC
: Brother Major General Charles Bolden, Honorary Chairman, will sit in for Brother Captain Hayes "Butter" Clayton, Jr.
, who was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. *AIR FORCE
: Brother Colonel Andrew Ziegler, Honorary Chairman, will sit in for Brother Captain Lorenzo Conner
who was MIA/KIA during the Vietnam War. *NAVY
: Brother Captain Bernard Jackson, Honorary Chairman will sit in for All Unknown Omegas MIA/KIA
Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus stated, "Omega is blessed to have these very distinguished servicemen in our Brotherhood. They have selflessly given of themselves in service for the greatness of our nation and we honor their tireless sacrifice and stellar excellence in their respective careers!" Brother Retired Colonel Conrado B. Morgan is the Chair and can be reached at 910-824-1911 for more information.
Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.