The Cleveland Monsters found a highly effective way to show support for Ukraine amidst the current Russian invasion without launching themselves into a political statement.
The team hosted the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus at a late season game. They received a huge ovation for their talents and in support of the Ukrainian people.
Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus – About the Enchanting the World since 1918
Driven by passion, tradition, and history, the all-male Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus preserves and exemplifies its mission as ambassadors of Ukrainian culture, music, and the unique 60-stringed instrument, the bandura. Since it was first formed more than a century ago, the UBC continues to make history with ongoing international concerts, a continued education program for youth, new recordings, and new talent. Intense passion unites our members in the common goal of extending and building on the tradition of our predecessors, the kobzari.
Great balance of supporting the local group and making the statement of support for Ukraine.
ICYMI Saturday we were proud to have the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America join us for an amazing performance 👏👏
— Cleveland Monsters (@monstershockey) May 2, 2022