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Moorhead students to play anthem at Target Field tonight

Moorhead, M.N. (WDAY-TV) – Area students may be on summer vacation, but that didn’t stop nearly 300 Moorhead middle school students from piling on to busses today outside of Horizon Middle School.


The students even wore a uniform, a Moorhead orchestra hockey sweater, and carried heavy instruments with them.

At 12:45 p.m., the students took off from the parking lot with a parade of parents behind them.

Their destination: Target Field in Minneapolis.

Their gig: playing the national anthem at the Twins game Tuesday night.

Cole said once the group arrives at the field, they’ll have a short practice session before they play the anthem in front of thousands of fans.

Following the performance, the group will enjoy the game.

Cole said he purchased 600 tickets to the game that the kids and their parents bought up.

And on top of the honor of playing at the game, a few of the students were looking forward to the main event.

“I haven’t seen a major league game before,” said 8th grader Jeron Sheldon. “I’m looking forward to it.”

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. at Target Field.

Drew Trafton

I joined the WDAY 6 news team in September of 2013 as a weekend anchor and reporter. I am currently the Assitant News Director and 5p.m. anchor. Previous to arriving in the F-M area, I worked as a broadcast journalist at the CBS affiliate (KTVQ) in Billings, Montana (sidenote: my hometown). I have worn many hats in my young broadcast career as an anchor, reporter, producer, sports producer and online producer. However, my favorite role to play is storyteller. Off the clock (are we ever really off the clock?) I enjoy taking in a sporting event on TV or in person. On the professional level, I root for Seattle teams. As a graduate of the University of Montana, I also enjoys FCS football (but forgive my allegiance). I also enjoy reading, watching movies, listening to good music and frolicking in the outdoors. I enjoy those things all the more when I can do them with my wife and our daughter. If you have a story idea for me, or just want to say hello, you can send me an email!

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