ABILENE, TX - The Abilene High School Orchestra fiddle section, "Revolution," was invited to play in China, but they need to raise some money.
KTXS attended their rehearsal as they were prepping for a fundraiser concert to send "Revolution" to perform in China.
Senior orchestra member Keila Salinas has played her entire high school career. She's traveled all over the state but never out of the country.
"Being able to reach out to our community and letting people know," said Salinas." We're trying to make it to China and if we had your support it would be amazing. It's a way to express myself one last time in front of people I've never seen before."
Orchestra Director Darcy Radcliffe says they're getting help from a popular Texas band.
"We're playing "Asleep at the Wheel" music, but the band is playing the entire time and were backing then up on all of their songs," said Radcliffe.
Salinas says it's a team effort to be great.
"If one person doesn't practice the entire orchestra we can all feel it," said Salinas. "You can never be the best you can be. There's always a better goal to reach."
The orchestra needs to raise 75 to 100 thousand dollars for the trip. To purchase tickets for the concert log onto www.startickets.com or visit the Abilene Civic Center box office.
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