Reno, NV ( KRNV & MyNews4.com) – It’s a night the Carson High School Chamber Choir will remember forever. Twenty-four students joined classic rock band, Foreigner, on stage at the Silver Legacy to perform the band’s number one hit, “I Want To Know”
Foreigner has sold 75 million albums and has 9 top 10 hits. You can imagine their surprise when the classic rock band invited the choir to help perform their number hit
"It's so awesome to be able to be on the stage with the band that's so worldwide,” says choir member, Taylor Koop.
The students only learned of their once in a lifetime opportunity, Monday, and the thought of sharing the spotlight with some of their music idols has been surreal.
“To walk in and being able to know the band and perform with the band, that you actually like their songs, and you like them, it's just super cool. I love it,” says Brent Laudebaurgh.
As Foreigner tours the world, they invite school choirs to join them on stage to help raise money for the Grammy Foundation. It’s a charity to keep music education programs alive in U.S. schools. The band has donated $400,000 to schools across the country.
It's an important cause to the band. Bass player Jeff Pilson went to public school where music classes played a big role in his life.
“We want to support public school music education programs in any way we can,” says Pilson. “With all the budget cuts, that are starting to take place, music is the first thing that goes in schools, and that's a drag."
He says the band loves having the students on stage, knowing the profound impact it has.
“A lot of them have never been on stage like that before, and for us to see that excitement every night, it's like reliving your youth. It’s great,” says Pilson.
Before and after the show, the students sold raffle tickets for a guitar signed by the band and albums. Foreigner will also be donating $500 dollars to the Carson High school chamber choir, but that experience was priceless.