Foreigner and the GRAMMY Foundation ® are pleased to announce a new program that will help provide funds for high school music programs across the country. As part of Foreigner’s on-going commitment to music education in high school, the GRAMMY Foundation will join the band in a combined effort to fund individual high school music programs. At each concert on their summer tour with Journey, Foreigner will work with local radio and other media to initiate a contest to find a high school choir to sing “I Want To Know What Love Is” live on stage with Foreigner. Details of the contest will be announced shortly and each winning school will receive a grant of $1,000 from the GRAMMY Foundation. Foreigner is funding the grants out of the proceeds from sales of the band’s CD at venues. The tour commences on July 21st in Salt Lake City, UT and will run through the late fall. A non-profit organization established by The Recording Academy ® in 1989, the GRAMMY Foundation offers a range of music education programs under its GRAMMY in the Schools ® umbrella.
“As far as I’m concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world, it provides a gateway that opens up a fantastic new dimension of feeling and creativity and anything we can do to provide our younger ones with the tools to express themselves through music is our goal in this partnership,” said Foreigner’s Mick Jones.