Greenbrier High students win performance with band Foreigner

By: Karen Edwards Email
By: Karen Edwards Email

News 12 This Morning/Thursday March 13, 2014

(WRDW)--A choir at Greenbrier High School is getting a little closer to "knowing what love is" now that they're getting the chance to perform with best-selling rock band, Foreigner.

"I love Foreigner!" said Caitlin McDargh. "I've always listened to them on the radio."

As a huge fan, McDargh, a senior at Greenbrier High, says she can't believe she and her classmates get this opportunity.

"It's really exciting. I've never been to an actual concert before," she explained. "So, this'll be really exciting for me."

This comes after their teacher, Karen Boyd, entered them in a contest by submitting a video of the choir singing Foreigner's most famous song, "I Want to Know what Love Is."

"I had just kind of put it out of my mind and then I got to school and found an email and a voicemail and so it's just so exciting," Boyd explained.

Aside from getting to perform with Foreigner, the group's also won a $500 grant through a partnership with the band and the Grammy Foundation.

"I'm going to invest it in things for the program," said Boyd. "Obviously, music is very expensive and our budget has gotten smaller as cuts have been made so I'm excited about being able to use it in the chorus program."

This special group of students are not all enrolled in a traditional chorus class.

"This group meets during our enrichment period here at Greenbrier High School," Boyd explained. "It's called PAC time and it's just a group of kids who wanted to sing."

"I love singing and dancing," said McDargh. "I've [been singing] all my life, so I guess it's just kind of something I can say 'hey, I performed with Foreigner!"

And tickets are still available.

The show is tonight, Thursday March 13 at 8 pm at the Bell Auditorium.

Click on the attached link to buy tickets.

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