Eric Funches' music room at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School was filled with loud cheers and high-fives Friday.
Funches' music class was the winner in the Sun Herald Sing With Foreigner contest. The school was one of four that submitted an online video and it received the most votes.
The students will perform the song "I Want to Know What Love Is" on April 23 at the Hard Rock Biloxi. Foreigner will also be presenting the school with $500 for its music program.
Funches said the announcement came at a perfect time for his class.
"Today is my last day at the school, and the students have been pretty sad about it," he said. "But this has made them very happy, and they are so excited to have this opportunity."
He said he will be directing the class when they perform at Hard Rock Live.