Twenty-five talented Battlefield High School students representing the school’s six choirs got a taste of rock stardom this past weekend as they took the stage with the band Foreigner in concert at Jiffy Lube Live, performing the classic No. 1 single “I Want to Know What Love Is” with the band on June 29.
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“It’s such a wonderful opportunity for these kids to be able to represent their school on stage,” Battlefield choir director Douglas Burney said. “What an awesome way for Foreigner to give back to kids to help a new generation chase their dreams.”
Burney said he received an invitation for his students to sing with Foreigner via an email. Over the past nine years, Foreigner has provided this opportunity to more than 500 high school choirs from across the nation in an effort to promote music education in public schools; Forest Park High School and Stonewall Jackson High were among them. Stonewall Jackson choir director Wanda Boley recommended the Battlefield Choir to Lappen for this year’s appearance at Jiffy Lube Live.
In addition to the experience, Foreigner is donating $500 to Battlefield’s choir program. Together with its charity partner, The Grammy Foundation, Foreigner is dedicated to helping keep music education in the core curriculum in high schools across North America.
By Prince William Living