CLEVELAND — The Fairlawn Junior High and High School choir and band traveled to Cleveland to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and support the high school choir singing the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 27.
More than 160 Fairlawn students, chaperones and community supporters attended the trip to Cleveland. The Fairlawn High School choir auditioned for a spot at singing the anthem last spring and waited for results. They received news in October that their audition was accepted out of hundreds of entries.
Fairlawn Junior Annie Stemen said the experience was, “Incredible! I’ll never forget this moment!” as they stepped foot on the court at Quicken Loans Arena.
The students were excited to stand alongside NBA star LeBron James as they practiced and sang the anthem. The entire arena of more than 20,000 people joined the choir as they sang.
“I’m a huge fan of NBA basketball and getting to watch the players warm up before the game right on the court was electric,” said Parent chaperone and Fairlawn Music Booster President Christopher North.
Prior to the game 103 band and choir students performed a concert on the main stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and had dinner with a live band at the Music Box Supper Club.