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.