Updated: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013, 8:51 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013, 8:50 PM EST
PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- We all know how to get to Carnegie Hall...practice, practice, practice. For some Plainfield High students to get to a high school band competition in Washington D.C., it's also going to take some community support.
The school trip costs $620 per student and in this economy that's too high a note for some to hit.
"We will do our best to make sure that kids aren't being left out just because they may be struggling financially," said Brian Stevenson, Choral Director.
They've held lots of fundraisers. The latest this weekend will be a rock concert organized by senior Hunter Oberdorf.
I'd like the kids who really need it I'd like to have their entire trip paid off. It would just be a burden off their back and that would be really nice," said Oberdorf.
At $10 a pop she's hoping the three bands will fill every seat in this auditorium to reach her $10,000 goal which is why she contacted News 8.
"A lot of people watch News channel 8 so it's a good way," said Oberdorf.
"To get the word out," asked News 8's Tina Detelj.
"Yeah," said Oberdorf.
"And hopefully fill these seats," said News 8's Detelj.
"Hopefully fill these seats," said Oberdorf.
Watch the video above to hear a sample of what the students could be performing in D.C. Hunter hopes it will strike a chord with folks who want to make sure they can all go.
The 90 students will need some help to hit the right note in the nation's capital together.
"We still need $26,000," said Casey Howard, Band Director.