Benefit Set to Help Cape Tech Future Farmers to Attend National Competition

May 17th with Harwich Big Band "The Sound Dunes"
"The Sound Dunes" is staging a benefit to support Cape Tech's Future Farmers of America students. (Courtesy of The Sound Dunes)

Harwich, MA - A rare chance to hear classic swing music as well as contemporary tunes from the Great American Songbook takes place Friday May 17th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich (Exit 10 off the Mid Cape Highway- Route 6).  One of the few full 17 piece big bands still performing today, The Cape’s own Sound Dunes, invites both dancers and listeners alike to the early evening event that will be filled with music from swing’s heyday, the 30s and 40s, plus classic tunes made famous by great vocalist including: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, and others.

Tickets at the door are only $10 and all proceeds benefit Cape Cod Tech's Future Farmers of America (FFA) student organization’s award-winning Nursery Landscaping Team's trip to the National competition in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The team’s “David and Goliath” story is an amazing tale of the Cape’s very modest program besting all other schools in Massachusetts, many with hundreds of members. Now, it sends an even smaller team (due to the high travel cost per participant) to compete in America’ heartland, and take on an even larger group of opponents.  The Sound Dunes are donating their evening to help this great group of students, and invites the public to join with them.

FFA is an international program focusing on agribusiness at all levels from production, to processing, to new food/plant /product development, marketing and distribution. It’s the original “STEM” program in America. FFA merchandise including sweatshirts and t-shirts, will be on display and available for purchase. Snacks and refreshments will also be available.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by contacting Cassie Madru at [email protected] or at the door. The party starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

Cape Cod Regional Technical High School is located at 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue in Harwich – take Exit 10 off the Mid-Cape Highway, and follow the signs.


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