Westlake High School students may have done the “the two-step, then cowboy boogie” when Blanco Brown, the “trailer trap” singer of the popular “Git Up” song visited them Thursday.
Brown, who is a graduate of the Fulton County school, performed during a school assembly of 700 students, according to a news release. He is known for mixing country and hip-hop musical styles.
Brown’s performance came before StubHub, an online ticket exchange company owned by eBay, gave students 64 new instruments, guitar cases and keyboard stands worth $84,000, according to a news release.
The donation was made by StubHub’s #TicketFoward Program in partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which aims to support musical education in at-risk public schools, the news release said. The three-year program began in 2018 and seeks to donate $3 million in musical instruments to schools.
Westlake High’s band also performed before music students met with a panel that offered them advice on pursuing a career in the music industry.
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