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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)--  Time spent on 'Lou's' and 'la's' is going to result in 'ooh's' and 'ahhs' for Klaudia Beharic and the Gateway high school choir.

"I sing for weddings and birthday parties and my whole family is into music," says Klaudia Beharic.  "I don't know its 10,000 people. It's really great."

Great almost understates the gravity of what these Gateway technical high schoolers are going to do this weekend.

"It's really cool that we are a STEM school and our kids are getting to sing because we have great arts," says principal Elizabeth Bender.

These students will get to showcase a different equation than what you'd expect from a STEM school.

They're taking center stage this Saturday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, singing with the rock band Foreigner.

"When it comes down to thinking about the crowd like that it shakes me up a little bit," says Otis Woodard.  "But when I get out there singing with these famous people I'll be okay. "

"It blows my mind," says Harrison Moen.  "It's insane. It's Foreigner, I mean these are the bands that led into today's music. These are the pioneers of what music is for me."

These pioneers or rather Jaguars are led by a journeyman musician himself.

Band director Steven Hill has toured with Frank Sinatra, the Goo Goo Dolls and Hootie and the Blowfish.

So he knows what to expect when his students don their robes and walk onto the stage.

"I want them to get that same opportunities and feel the excitement from the crowd, the heat of the lights and the musicians performing," says band director Steven Hill.  "I want them to get that same."

"You want them to know what love is?" asks Patrick Clark.

"That's right and feel that as well."

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