Foreigner will perform July 30 at this year’s summer benefit concert on at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion. The event is sponsored by Rangeley Health and Wellness and WBLM 102.9, according to a news release from Rangeley Health and Wellness.

In addition, there will be an opportunity for a regional high school chorus to take the stage and sing with the band. Foreigner will partner with the GRAMMY Foundation charity that helps to raise money for much-needed high school music programs nationwide. The band will work with local radio and other media to initiate a contest to find a high school chorus to sing “I Want To Know What Love Is” live on stage with Foreigner at the pavilion. The winning school will receive a grant of $500 from Foreigner for their music program and additional funds from CD sales will be donated to the GRAMMY Foundation.

“As far as I’m concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world, it provides a gateway that opens up a fantastic new dimension of feeling and creativity and anything we can do to provide our young ones with the tools to express themselves through music is our goal in this partnership,” said Foreigner’s Mick Jones, according to the release.

Through April WBLM will request local area high school chorus’s send the station a link to a video of the chorus performing one Foreigner song. The submitted song can be a snippet or a full-length version. The station will post the links to a station web page and Facebook page and encourage their listeners to go to these pages and vote for the chorus they’d like to see perform with Foreigner.

“Although there are vastly greater resources available for young people to make music today than previously, schools are still at the heart of providing basic education in how to play and create music, and do it well,” said Kristen Madsen, senior vice president of the GRAMMY Foundation, according to the release. “It is a core reason that we continue to provide critical funds for high school music programs through our GRAMMY Signature Schools program and why this partnership with the iconic band Foreigner is such a natural fit for us.”

The GRAMMY Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by The Recording Academy┬« in 1989, offers a range of music education programs under its GRAMMY in the Schools┬« umbrella. Proceeds from RHW’s annual Summer Benefit Concert support a multitude of health and wellness programs and services for all ages.

For more information, call Rangeley Health and Wellness at 864-4397, ext. 4.