PHS Chamber Choir headed to the White House

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) The director of the Parkersburg High School Chamber Choir calls is a "once in a lifetime opportunity".

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Joshua Dubs learned this week the choir has been chosen to perform at the White House during the holiday season.

The chamber choir will perform along with other musical groups from around the country for one day in Washington, D.C.

The group will perform for visitors and government dignitaries from 4:30-8 P.M., according to Dubs.

For some of the students, it will be their first trip ever to the capitol.

"I asked the choir, 'How many of you have never been to D.C.?'", Dubs notes. "About five out of the 25 raised their hands, and I said, 'that's impressive'. I know a lot of schools try to take a trip to Washington, D.C. I think it's very important for our students to know their capitol and what it's like and what goes on there."

He hopes the students will do some sightseeing while they're there.

The school is reaching out to area businesses for financial support for the trip.

Dubs estimates the cost of transportation for the students, hotel accommodations and any sightseeing they do will total about $6,000.