The John Jay High School choir is getting a rare opportunity: The chance to sing on stage with the band Foreigner at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Friday night.
They were chosen by KONO radio for the honor.
"I am just thrilled for our kids, absolutely thrilled for our kids, and I know our kids are ecstatic about it," said John Jay High School choral director Dr. Alicia Dean, who’s been preparing the students for the 26-word chorus they'll be singing with the band and says that they’re ready. "This is a great opportunity to showcase the fabulous kids here at Jay High School and in our choral program in our fine arts department."
Even though these kids were born a good 16 years after "I Want to Know What Love Is" was released in 1984, co-presidents Sarah Uhlig and Thomas Patterson say that they’re thrilled at the chance to be on stage with the band.
"I was so excited. I could just drop everything,” senior Sarah Uhlig said. “I was just in so much in shock I was really excited."
"She called me in a frenzy at like 9:30 and said, ‘Oh my gosh! We're singing for them! Ahhhh!’" senior Thomas Patterson recalled.
Not only do they get to perform with Foreigner, but their choral program gets $500. Dr. Dean says that the gift says a lot about the band.
"They are committed to music education, which is an education of our feelings and our souls and our hearts,” Dr. Dean said.
To see both the choir and band in action together, head to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Friday night.
"It's a really great honor to have John Jay's choir sing this song with Foreigner," Uhlig said.