George Ranch High group to accompany classic rock band

George Ranch Chorale – Shown are: Front, Melanie Morris, student teacher and Chris Cuellar, Director; First row, Abigail Gonzales, Ashley Adair, Haley Ens, Aaron Yeaman, Jacob Sotelo, Michael Corvo, James Juat; Second row, Amara Azuka, Jurnee Carter-Jones, Cydnee Haynes, Brian Kelly, Trevor Martin, Antonio Guerrero, Evan Ward;Third row, Gaby Torres, Arnold Alaniz, Isaac January, Hunter Jessup, Nnamdi Omeludike; and Fourth row, Taylor Ludwig, Alyssa Padilla, Brittany Byers, Emerson Chambers, Meaghan Veazey, Samantha Oesch, and Sara Gonzales.

If you are going to run a ranch, you better have a better-than-OK Chorale.

Last Friday, the George Ranch High School Chorale backed up for legendary rock and roll band Foreigner at the Arena Theatre in Houston.

The Chorale earned the honor after entering a contest through Houston radio station KKRW (The Arrow). George Ranch Choir Director Chris Cuellar sent a video of his group performing the song they will sing backup on — “I Want to Know What Love Is,” which was the group’s biggest hit, making it to No. 1 in 1985.

After that, the Chorale’s fans took over, voting on The Arrow’s website, hoping to send George Ranch to the stage. Last Friday, Cuellar’s phone rang and the digital readout said “ClearChannel,” which is The Arrow’s parent company.

“I just knew they were going to say, ‘thanks for playing, but we’ve chosen someone else,’” Cuellar said. “I couldn’t believe we’d won.”

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