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Tuloso-Midway students sing national anthem at Astros game

Posted: 12:40 PM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 10:14:37-04

It was a memorable moment for dozens of Tuloso-Midway choir members Sunday as they stepped on the field to sing the national anthem for the World Champion Houston Astros.

Middle and high school students with the choir traveled to Houston after being asked to perform the anthem at the Houston Astros/Texas Rangers game.

The average attendance for an Astros home game is 36,625 people, but the students say their excitement took over all nerves they may have had before the game.

“I got really excited. Just this rush to see all these people rooting for us,” Senior Isaiah Allen said. “We sing for people, that’s what we do and we love to do that.”

Allen said he will always remember the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“When we stepped on the field, we were underneath so we couldn’t see the whole stadium. But when we started walking out it was just huge and so many people, I’ll never forget that,” Allen said. “We don’t get that chance a lot. It was really rare and really fun. This is the start of my senior year and these are the things I will remember.”

Senior Megan Garcia said being next to her choir friends helped ease the nerves before performing.

“Being with the choir, I don’t typically get nervous when I am with them all together,” Garcia said. “It was more excitement running through us all.”

Tuloso-Midway Choir Director Dr. Guadalupe Rivera and middle school Director Mary Rokohl got the community involved in the event. The choir had to sell 350 tickets to the game in order to perform. They ended up selling around 375 tickets.

We want to send a big congratulations to the choir for representing the Coastal Bend!