Band members from the Blue Man Group perform at Memorial

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis-- Memorial High School band students took center stage today and got the chance to play with band members from the Blue Man Group.

“Just being able to be part of this big company that’s well known, I’m just speechless,” said Sarah Leppert.

Leppert a senior at Memorial started playing drums 8 years ago. Next year will be headed to UW Eau Claire to pursue a music education degree. As a graduation gift Sarah’s mom bought her tickets to see the Blue Man Group perform. Hoping just to get an autograph they emailed the group, but she never expected what they offered instead.

“They said they could me to my school. We thought they were kidding at first,” said Leppert.

The Blue Man Group band took the stage at Memorial High School for a special performance and lesson.

"It was more than I ever expected,” said Leppert.

Sarah and some classmates even got the chance to join the group on stage for a jam session.

“(It was) scary but very exciting at the same time,” said Leppert.

“To have kids come up here and just nail a piece, it’s humbling to someone who has been playing drums for 30 years,” said Blue Man Group Music Director, Jesse Nolan.

But there was a take home lesson band instructor Eric Dashar was hoping his students would hear through playing with professional musicians.

“That music is important, and if they want to pursue it for their career they should do it,” said Dashar.

The Blue Man Group is performing in St. Paul at the Ordway until May 4th.

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