VIDEO: Motown High School Band to represent U.S. and play Michael Jackson in China
After year of fund-raising, King High band Beijing-bound today
We’ll do fine," Rio Cain, 17, a senior and trombone player in the King
High School band, said after one of the grueling 5-hour practices in
the weeks leading up to the trip. "We’re doing Michael Jackson. They love Michael Jackson."
The confidence belies the hard work that went into more than a year’s
worth of preparations — starting with the raising of more than
$470,000 to get the students and 20 chaperones to China for
performances in Beijing, at the Great Wall and at a high school in the
city of Shijiazhuang.
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