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Benefit promises to bring out the funk

// DoctorfunK to play fundraiser for Fife High School Music Department on Nov. 28

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A great opportunity to hear a phenomenal band, eat some delicious food and help out the Fife High School Music Department is coming up on Nov. 28, when popular Seattle-based band DoctorfunK plays a benefit concert for the department at Louie G.’s Pizzeria. This family friendly, all ages show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are just $10 at the door. All ticket sales will go toward assisting with the costs of travel for the year for Fife’s music students to attend festivals, concerts and other out-of-town opportunities.

The FHS Music Department is made up of about 120 students and five performing ensembles. The ensembles go to five or six various retreats, tours and out-of-state competitions or festivals each year. This fundraising concert will help ensure students' participation in these events. Fife music director Karl Sorensen has been a longtime friend of the band and the band’s lead trumpet player and musical director, Jack Halsey, teaches private lessons to some of the FHS band students.

Established in 1995, DoctorfunK is a high-energy 10-piece soul/funk band with five horns, four rhythm players and one dynamic lead singer. Playing sophisticated arrangements with their tight and polished sound, DoctorfunK encompasses all that’s great about their genre of music. Their groove will have you up and out of your seat, feeling fine and humming their songs long after the playing is over. DoctorfunK has recorded two albums – "Prescription for Soul" and "Second Opinion" –and both have been very well received by music lovers who enjoy the classic sounds of Tower of Power, James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder and the Average White Band, to name a few. In 2013, the band partnered with Tower of Power alumni, guitarist and producer Jeff Tamalier to self-publish their follow-up CD "Second Opinion." The album includes a cover of AC/DC's "Back in Black" and 10 original compositions with a fresh, modern take on the classic sound of 70's horn bands.

For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), visit the Fife High School music Department on Facebook, or find them on Instagram and Twitter (@fifelovesmusic).

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