Deering High choir rocks alongside Foreigner

1:02 AM, Feb 19, 2014   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Tuesday's storm didn't keep the Deering High School choir from having the thrill of a lifetime. They got to sing on stage with the 80s band Foreigner at Merrill Auditorium.

The band picks a chorus near every city they go to to back them up on the hit "I Want to Know What Love Is." Junior Sierra Marston even got to strum bassist Jeff Pilson's guitar at the end of the song. "I was not expecting so many people to be here. And I was not expecting just to be here with them on stage. It was crazy," Marston said.

The students were excited before they went on stage, but they were beside themselves afterwards.

Sophomore Anthony Cavallaro said, "It was a great experience. I don't know what to say. I'm at a loss for words, honestly. It was just so cool to be up there with Foreigner. I actually got to hit the drummer's hand. It was just a blast."

Junior Natalie Veilleux added, "I've never imagined being able to perform with people who are so famous, and they're so good. It was just so awesome."

Besides bragging rights of performing with a real rock band, Deering is getting $500 dollars for its music program, and the students sold CDs during the concert to benefit the Grammy Foundation. It supports high school music programs across the country.


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