Members of the Old High A Capella Choir are preparing their pipes for a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The choir will be singing on stage with Foreigner at their concert next Tuesday in Wichita Falls.
It was back in the late 70’s and 80’s that Foreigner really hit the rock scene with hits like “Hot Blooded”, “Jukebox Hero”, and “I Wanna Know What Love Is.”
So, it makes sense when we asked choir members to name one foreigner song, they had a little trouble!
That is except for one student who has a special connection to the band.
Growing up, Izabella Hilmi remembers spending quality time with her dad listening to oldies like Scorpion, AC/DC, and her dad’s favorite, Foreigner.
That’s why when she found out she would be joining the band on stage next week, she was ecstatic.
“It’s extremely exciting. I freaked out when he told us, I was just like oh my god. It’s just so cool. We get to like perform… It’s like a big venue. A lot of people in town are going. So it’s like really good for the choir.”
The choir won the opportunity through a contest at radio station the bear and director chris jarvis is blown away by the opportunity as well.
“There are several of them that have never heard the song or even heard the band. I have a few that really like foreigner but i have one that, they were planning on going anyways. So not only are you going to get to go, but you’re going to get to sing with them,” he said.
And that excitement will continue to grow between now and tuesday when the choir takes center stage with rock and roll legends to sing their classic number one hit “I Wanna Know What Love Is.”
The manager of Foreigner says the band will also be donating $500 dollars to the choir for its high school chorus program.
If you are interested in seeing the performance, tickets are still available.