Big Foot High School choir to perform with Foreigner at Walworth County Fair

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Andrea Anderson
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ELKHORN—Big Foot High School choir will be belting out the high notes with Foreigner at the Walworth County Fair on Sunday evening.

Here is what you need to know:

What: Foreigner concert

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Grandstand at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn.

411 E. Court St., Elkhorn
411 E. Court St., Elkhorn

Cost: Free with purchase of general admissions ticket to the fair. VIP seats can be purchased. Prices range from $20-$40. All seating is first come, first served.

Details: The choir will sing the 1980s ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is” with the band.

Foreigner is donating $500 to the high school choir for appearing. Foreigner CDs will be sold at the concert to raise funds for The Grammy Foundation.

The foundation's mission is to help keep music education in schools and provide learning opportunities outside of school. Foreigner has donated more than $200,000 in the last three years through the fundraisers, Tom Gimbel of the band said.

Why you should go: Several rock musicians started off learning in school bands, Gimbel said. Giving back is part of the way to repay the system that encouraged their dreams.

“It's very near and dear to our hearts,” Gimbel said. “We're just trying to get people to know that there is a situation going on there, and maybe there is something they can do about it,” he later added.

Gimbel's favorite part of performing with students? Giving high fives to the students as they leave the stage.

“Just to see the look on their faces, girls and guys, giving me that high five and walking off with a swagger, the crowd going crazy. Really, it's a high point every time it happens,” he said.

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