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Feb. 9 registration deadline nears for WCC Beatles road trip

Local musician Chuck Dingée leads the Feb. 21 tour to Seattle Symphony tribute

Post Date:01/28/2016 12:09 pm

Bellingham, Wash. – Grab a ticket to ride and join Whatcom Community College for a Sunday, Feb. 21 winter road trip to hear James Owen’s Classical Mystery Tour live with the Seattle Symphony. The tribute band will play classic Beatles’ tunes in concert with the full symphony orchestra at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Registration deadline is noon Feb. 9. As an added bonus, Chuck Dingée – co-founder of the Walrus, a popular Bellingham band known for their renditions of Beatles’ songs – will lead the tour.

The event begins at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at WCC with an orientation exploring how The Beatles changed music. At 10 a.m., participants will select comfortable seats to travel via motor coach with WCC’s day-trip partner Bellair Charters. Dingée promises to bring his guitar for Beatles’ sing-alongs as the coach travels to Seattle. Once at Benaroya Hall, there will be time for lunch (not included in registration fee) before the show begins at 2 p.m. The tour leaves Seattle for Bellingham at 4:30 p.m. Per-person cost for this special winter road trip is $95, which includes the orientation, show ticket and transportation. To register, call 360.383.3200 or online at

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited two-year college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually. On its campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers transfer degrees, professional and technical training programs, as well as basic education, job skills, and Community & Continuing Education classes. For more information, visit

Contact: Mary Vermillion, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,


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