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Visit From Hot New Band Students’ Reward for Fundraising Effort

Hot Chelle Rae performs for Tolland Middle School Students.

They’re one of the hottest acts in music. With hit songs “Tonight Tonight” and “I Like It Like That” topping the music industry charts, the band Hot Chelle Rae has performed on national television, including appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

So what were they doing at Tolland Middle School yesterday?

Performing a special concert for 800 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to thank them for winning a radio station Stuff a Bus contest—raising money for the Connecticut Food Bank.

Teachers and student council advisers Jami DeGuire and Dawn Erickson said the students raised more than $3,200 by holding dances and special fundraising drives to win the contest.

“The students were very excited about it and really worked hard to raise the money,” said DeGuire.

The band performed for twenty minutes in a packed school gymnasium decorated with signs and banners made by the students. Students said, “It was so exciting,” and “The band sounded fantastic live.”

Two of the songs the band performed were “Whatever” and their hit single “Tonight Tonight.” Watch the band perform these songs below.

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