Anyone who has attended the annual Cayman Heart Fund gala dinner will already be familiar with the versatility of the Sea N’ B band, led by Barrie and Chuck Quappe. What others may have thought of as a group with a set list restricted to the tropical rhythms of the islands, is actually a band capable of playing everything from Broadway musical scores to Top 40 hits from a range of decades.
On Friday, Sea N’ B are taking to the Prospect Playhouse Theatre stage for a fundraiser that is near and dear to their hearts. They have created a ‘60s Rock ‘n’ Roll Show that aims to raise money for the Zak Quappe Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund was initiated to give young people the opportunity to get their pilot license.
A recipient has already been chosen for the 2017 scholarship, so now the public is encouraged to come and see the show, take in some live music and help the candidate realize his dreams.
The songs in the repertoire cover everything from the best of the Beach Boys and Beatles to the Rolling Stones and beyond.
Zak Quappe Scholarship
The Zak Quappe Memorial Scholarship is designed to help a young Caymanian obtain the necessary flight hours and training to obtain their Private Pilot License (PPL). The cost to obtain a Private Pilot License is more now than ever before. A large factor in this is fuel cost.
Zak was passionate about his love of flying. He helped to train a number of students during his time with the Cayman Flying Club, many of them more than twice his age. That is no ordinary task at the young age of 21. It takes discipline, commitment, and lots of hard work.
In his short 21 years, he gained almost 400 hours of flight time which is quite an achievement. He was due to be called up to Cayman Airways Express in September 2013 until his unfortunate passing.
They say beyond every dark cloud is a silver lining, and the Zak Quappe Scholarship is that silver lining that keeps a dream alive – the dream to fly and to see Cayman from a bird’s-eye perspective.
Happy hour starts at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, email [email protected], call 938-1998 or visit www.cds.ky.