All Saints choir and band heading to Ireland
Tyler , TX (KETK) — All Saints choir and band will be spending St. Patrick's Day in Ireland.
More than 30 students and 20 parents will be boarding a plane on Sunday for the Emerald Isle.
They will be performing all over the country and walking in the St, Patrick's Day parade.
They are going to make sure all of Ireland knows where they are coming from by wearing green shirts with a Texas flag on it saying happy St. Patty's Day y'all and kiss me I'm Texan.
The choir makes an international trip every four years, but this is the first year the band is coming along.
Both the all jazz band and the choir are excited to be performing together at historic venues all over Ireland.
"It was interesting you know to perform with the choir because not too many schools combine the two and usually it's with a professional group or something," said Director of Bands Will Ross.
The choir and band will perform at the Blarney castle, a high school in Cork, at the St. Patrick's Day Cathedral in Dublin and will be in the St. Patrick's day parade.
Director of Fine Arts Jennifer Furr says this is a great opportunity for her high schoolers to experience a different way of life.
"The kids need to have a glimpse of what life is like outside of East Texas outside of their community and home," said Furr.
The students will also be joining 3,000 other people from all over the world in the first ever People's Parade.
This is some of the student's first trip overseas and they tell KETK they cannot wait.
"I was exhilarated. I never thought we would go on a trip like that so I was pumped," said Junior bass guitarist John Short.
"Our choir in a way is like a family so it's a great trip we get to go on," said Freshman Adriana Wilhite.
"It's going to be fun to go with a big group of people and go with your friends and get to perform it is just awesome," said Sophomore Lexie Rains.