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Foreigner, 101KGB Launch SD Choir Contest

Compete for a chance to perform with Foreigner

Foreigner, 101KGB and the Grammys are joining forces to bring a special opportunity to one lucky high school choir here in San Diego.

Radio station 101.5 KGB-FM is known for sending classic rock through San Diego airways. So, if you’re a choir director or teacher at a high school here in San Diego, submit a video (no longer than three minutes) of your choir performing a classic rock song a cappella.

On Thursday, May 11, entries will be posted on 101.5 KGB-FM's website for voting to determine the top five high school choirs. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, May 15, at 5 p.m. Voting ends on May 26, and the top five choirs will be invited to perform at Chula Vista's Mattress Firm Amphitheatre with Foreigner on Aug.29. A Foreigner band member, a Grammy Foundation representative and a 101.5 KGB-FM personality will all judge the a cappella performance. 

The first-place choir will receive a $2,500 grant from the Grammy Foundation along with the opportunity to sing onstage with Foreigner’s hit "I Want to Know What Love Is." The four runner-ups will each score a $500 grant.

More information, including official contest rules and judging criteria, here.

Musician, people-pleaser, lover, fighter and writer Matthew Craig Burke has been spewing musical words of wisdom since never. He lives off of peanut butter sandwiches, beer and Beck Hansen. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.

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