LINDALE, Texas (KLTV) - About 20 years ago, a certain Lindale ISD student began a petition to start a school choir. That student was Miranda Lambert. Over the weekend, some current students at Lindale High School were invited to sing with Lambert on stage in Dallas. The Lindale High School Chorale performed the song “Tin Man" with Lambert in front of 18,000 people at the American Airlines Center.
“It was the biggest field trip ever!” said sophomore Halle Lambert, who also happens to be the first student from Lindale to go to state UIL competition as a soloist.
According to Kerry Baham, Director of Choir at Lindale ISD, the students were stunned when they heard the news that they would be singing with the famous East Texas native. “There were a few seconds of stunned silence,” he said. “But then, being the young professionals they are learning to be, they immediately wanted to know what they’d be singing so they could get to work.”
After about a month of hard work learning the piece, specially arranged for them to sing alongside Lambert, the singers finally took the stage. Lambert even posted the moment on Instagram to her nearly four million followers.
“A lot of people took pictures with us and congratulated us,” said sophomore Nate Fitzgerald. “It was a strange feeling.”
Baham and the students say they are very thankful for the opportunity and are excited to see how the experience energizes the growing choir program at the high school.