Alison Kirby, principal at Jones High School, wrote a letter to Ellen DeGeneres asking for support for her school’s band and choir in order to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Ellen “The Generous” DeGeneres then invited the band’s teachers onto the Ellen show where she presented them with a $100,000 check from Walmark to send the students to their performance at the WorldStrides Festival in April of this year.

The band had already raised $100,000 through their own fundraising efforts.

The school is hosting a Carnegie Hall Send-Off Concert at St. Luke’s United Methodist on March 11 at 4 p.m. St. Luke’s is located at 4581 Apopka-Vineland Road [GMap].

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