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A peaceful Presentation under the Stars

May 3, 2009

BHS’ Students for a Free Tibet Club plan concert
to benefit Tibetan refugee children
Ben Duchesney
Barnstable Patriot
May 1, 2009

There are footprints all over Barnstable High
School, and they’ve been appearing since the end of last year.

The Students for a Free Tibet Club, started by
French teacher Margaret Catoline and a few of her
students at the end of last year, have created
“Free Tibet” t-shirts, with a design from a Dalai
Lama website – called “Buddha’s Footprint” – printed on the back.

The footprint has spread throughout BHS on the
backs of students’ t-shirts and on flyers
announcing a May concert the club will hold.

Tibetan monk Lama Tulku Karma Rinpoche has been
planning, based on the wishes of the Dalai Lama,
to build a school in Tibet for the refugee
children of the country’s struggle against China.

In order to aid in Lama Rinpoche’s
school-building plans, the Students for a Free
Tibet Club have been selling the “Free Tibet”
t-shirts for $10. All of the proceeds are being
sent to Lama Rinpoche’s construction of a school.

On May 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. the Students for a
Free Tibet Club will hold a benefit concert,
where people can enjoy live music from student
bands and purchase t-shirts. All money earned
from the concert will be sent to the Tibetan school.

There are presently three bands that are booked
to perform at the concert, two of whom have
played at numerous school events in the past.
Crayola Flow, a “power-funk” band consisting of
Tristan O’Toole, Harry O’Toole, Luke Fater and
Conor Maier, has been a favorite at many school
talent shows and at battle of the bands events in the past.

Mocha Joe and the Creamers is another popular BHS
band that will be appearing at the Tibetan
Benefit Concert. The band consists of Joe Barry,
Brendan Russo, Jordan Boenina, Carlos
Rodriguez-Russo, Angie Nolyn, Talia Perper and Maier.

The final band, who will make its debut to school
events at the benefit concert, is Interstellar
Overdrive. Members include Kira Revere, Dave
Harris, Mike Chase, Harry O'Toole, Maier (again) and Mike Fulginiti.

Though the concert is scheduled for the same
night as the music department’s orchestra
concert, the Students for a Free Tibet hope the
event proves a peaceful success, as the concert
has been scheduled for an hour before the
orchestra performance to avoid tension.

The Students for a Free Tibet Club’s benefit
concert will be held May 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in
the BHS Astro Park. Tickets are $5.
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