On October 5th 2017 my wonderful friends at R.O.P.E. will be having their annual banquet and awards show at the Al Menah Shrine Temple over on Brick Church Pike. Seated at my table one year was the man they will be paying a special tribute to next month, Country Music Legend Mr. Mac Wiseman.
I have been truly blessed to have been involved with this fine organization for many years now, and it is run and operated by many people I regard as heroes and Legends. I think this group and event needs an official Facebook page but every time I have attended this event I have always has a truly blessed time with everyone. It’s time once again to help promote the 30th annual R.O.P.E. banquet, unless you aren’t within the business the R.O.P.E. organization was founded in 1983 when a group of people decided to form a fellowship meeting of music industry people to discuss things and enjoy the fruits of their labor. It stands for the “Reunion Of Professional Entertainers” and holds a function in spring and fall, the spring event usually is a luncheon with Bbq around noon.
R.O.P.E. (which stands for the Reunion of Professional Entertainers) began one evening in May of 1983 when forty-three folks in the music industry got together to discuss the idea of having an organization. Prior to the organizing of R.O.P.E., generally the only times these folks were together was to either work and/or attend the funeral/visitation for a fellow comrade. Wanting to correct this situation was the beginning of this great organization that is known as R.O.P.E., International.
Like Webster’s rope that is made of several strands, our ‘R.O.P.E.’ is made of many different fields of the music and entertainment industry. Our membership roster includes artists, musicians, songwriters, record producers, booking agents, record promoters, disc jockeys and music business executives. Some are retired while many are still very active in their respective field. Our members represent many years of musical and entertainment history.