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Jack Black Sends School Band To Disneyland!

3/11/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jack Black just dropped more than $10,000 so a group of music students could travel to Disneyland to perform in a parade tomorrow ... TMZ has learned.

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The whole thing came to fruition thanks to Jack's mom -- who lives in Tonasket, Washington and is a HUGE supporter of the local music programs.

We're told the band -- made up of local high school and middle school students -- entered a Disneyland contest and were selected to perform at the Magic Kingdom ... but there was a catch -- they had to pay for their own travel expenses.

We're told the community was rallying to raise the cash -- when Jack caught wind and came through with a MONSTER donation.

The band arrived in L.A. yesterday after a two-day bus trip and will perform in the Town Square parade this afternoon. After that, we're told the kids will all have dinner with their famous benefactor.

"And we shall teach rock ‘n’ roll to the world."


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Cooper    

Very cool, Jack......

1290 days ago
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Aileen (Canada)    

Top guy for doing that Jack. So many celebs would rather squander their cash on essentials, that extra Louis Vuitton bag, etc! There must be hundreds of situations just like this cash strapped music group. If only there were more compassionate rich celebs like Jack. What a nice world we would be living in. Just getting that off my chest, thank you!!

1290 days ago
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get a life ho    

Jack is so friggin cool .,.,.,very down to earth ,

Rock on Jack !

1290 days ago
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chris    

What a kind, selfless thing to do! I wish more celebs used their money and influence for good deeds like this! Jack is AWESOME!!!

1290 days ago
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fifi    

He is an awesome guy!

1290 days ago
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Menocu    

Why would Disney have this contest and not pay the way for these kids? some contest. Nice job disney.

1290 days ago
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Ghost    

TOO awesome!! At least there is someone in Hollywood using their money for something worth while...If only others would follow the lead of so few actors....

1290 days ago
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Where's KOOKY?    

I totally agree, poster "therock!" My mind is numb at this point from all the Little Boy Sheen crap. How refreshing to read something uplifting and positive (yeah, yeah, I know we're talking about TMZ here! lol).

Good for Jack and his mom for stepping up to the plate. Kids involved in music is such a great thing and I just wish more celebs would support efforts like these.

Poster "Menocu," regarding Disney not paying expenses: this is pretty much standard operating procedure, because TONS of choirs and bands perform at all their DW venues every year. Two of my nieces went there with their school choir and they had to pay for everything (and had many fundraisers). It would be impossible for Disney to foot the bill for all the literally thousands of groups they've had perform there over the years. But it's still a great trip for the kids and a wonderful experience they never forget.

:)

1290 days ago
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Sonja    

That was very cool of him to do :)

1290 days ago
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tori    

Love Jack :)

1290 days ago
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Tee    

Jack - You ROCK! What a wonderful thing you did for those kids.

1290 days ago
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jen    

Awesome......Rock On........

1290 days ago
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chris    

How awesome. That is totally Dewey Finn! As much as I love School of Rock already, this brings on a whole new meaning to the movie for me. Thats more of a case of life imitating art. Love him.
Like he said, I pledge allegiance to the BAND!!!

1290 days ago
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Melzie    

'Mr. Schneebly,' YOU ROCK!

1290 days ago
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Melzie    

You rock Mr. Schneebly! Definitely a feel good story regarding an actor.

1290 days ago
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