Rock band Foreigner sings with Pass Road Elementary Choir

Last year, the rock band Foreigner let West Harrison High School join them on stage to perform their hit single “I want to know what love is.” The band hits the stage on the Gulf Coast tomorrow night, inviting a different school to rock out.

The world famous rock band Foreigner is performing at the Hard Rock Hotel in Biloxi and they will have special guests to help sing their most popular song. Twenty two students in the Pass Road Elementary choir will join Foreigner and jam with the band Friday night. Pass Road Elementary Choir Director Diane Rush said, “This is such a fantastic opportunity. It’s a way that the band Foreigner has encouraged arts in our schools, especially music.”

Foreigner chooses schools to perform every year on the Gulf Coast. Schools must audition for the spot. Pass Road Elementary knew the perfect song to catch the eye of the band. “What a wonderful surprise it was when we got to enter the competition. We had to put it out there for video views. When we won, we were very excited,” said Rush.

This once in a lifetime opportunity has students ready for the bright lights. Fourth grader Ava Patrick said, “This is probably the first time I have been on proper stage and the first time I have been with a real band.”

Fifth grader Imani Searight said, “I’m looking forward to being with a rock band and having a good time, being on stage with them and experiencing different things.”

Being the Juke Box Heroes that they are, Foreigner will donate five hundred dollars to the choir. “I usually plan to put it towards something that goes for the whole school. I don’t just limit it to the choir because that is a really fabulous amount of money,” said Rush.

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