Rounds seeks more musicians for USO entertainment

Rounds seeks more musicians for USO entertainment Gov. Mike Rounds has announced that he is looking for twice as many musicians to perform in two separate United Service Organizations (USO) entertainment tents during the Korean War Memorial in Pierre on Saturday, Sept. 18, primarily because of the USO tent's popularity during the WWII memorial in Pierre in 2001.

"We know South Dakotans really enjoyed this part of the celebration in 2001," said Gov. Rounds. "At the Korean War Memorial, everyone can look forward to twice as much entertainment and variety at the USO tents."

Space is limited, and the committee is looking for a variety of talent including: groups, individuals, vocalists, instrumentalists, and jazz bands. Selected musicians or groups will perform for one-half hour from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 4 to 6 p.m. Groups may perform at one tent or both.

Selections should be primarily patriotic in nature or from the Korean War time period. A sound system, lighting and stage will be provided.

Musicians interested should contact Chris Hull by June 1 at 1-800-952-3625 or (605) 773-3301, or by letter at the S.D. Department of Tourism and State Development, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD, 57501. Musicians will not be compensated for entertainment or for traveling/lodging expenses.

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