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Local Students Sing with Foreigner

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KENNEWICK, Wash.

From students to super stars; a group of talented teens from Richland had a night they'll never forget. The Richland High School Choir group recently shared the spotlight to sing with one of the most well known rock bands.

They were making music before teens today were even born, but Wednesday night Foreigner shared the spotlight with teen singers at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo.

"There was a contest held by one of the local radio stations where high school choirs were invited to send in a demo of this song and we sent one in," said Richland High School Choir Director Greg Fryhling.

Band members say they try to have choir groups perform with them as much as possible, in an effort to keep local music programs from falling flat.

"We're very concerned about school funding right now, and the first thing that tends to go is the music program. So were trying to help music programs. As often as we can we try to get a local choir to sing with us," said Foreigner band member Jeff Pilson.

Before stepping on the stage, the students did a little work to put their local music program in the spotlight.

"We donate proceeds from the sale of the CDs that they help us sell. We donate to their schools to help with their music programs," said Pilson.

About an hour into the show, the teens walked on stage to share the spotlight for one of the bands most well loved songs, "I Want to Know What Love Is."

The students say its an experience they'll never forget.

"I felt like I was going to faint! I could feel the energy and the adrenaline and it was amazing! It was overwhelming," said student Jadelynn Sarbacher.

It was a lot of fun, it was an adrenaline rush," student Ashleigh Szatkowski.

Band member Jeff Pilson said they chose to sing "I Want to Know What Love Is" with the choir group because the original song was recorded with a choir, and they like to re-create that moment.

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