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Bradley Central High music students perform with Foreigner at Tivoli Theater

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The classic top 40 rock band Foreigner performed in Chattanooga Tuesday night at the Tivoli Theater, but they needed a little help. One of their biggest hits, "I Want to Know What Love Is," has a part for a choir.  Students from a local high school shared the stage, creating an unforgettable moment.

A sellout crowd enjoyed the million-selling hits of Foreigner, taking them back to the band's heyday in the 1970s and 80s. But another group, firmly grounded in the 21st century, provided strong support.

It's a choir from Bradley Central High School, made up of students from two school groups, Quadrant D, and Vocal Motion.  Under the direction of Gwen Shroyer, students learn about performing and producing songs, in a class called Rock Band.  Tuesday night was the ideal class project.

Many of the students are already familiar with Foreigner's greatest hits, so when they heard the group needed back-up vocalists, they jumped at the chance.  

Foreigner donated 500 dollars to Bradley Central for the school's music program.  Along with the money, the music and the memories, the students may also be getting a jump start in their own careers, whether they choose to be in front of the microphone, in the studio, or teaching a class of their own.

Foreigner has invited high school choirs to perform with them for several years, and partners with the Grammy Foundation to provide funds for schools, to keep music programs alive.

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