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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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Emily    

One note of clarification: this was not a contest. The band applied to go to a marching band clinic which will help them improve their technique and they were approved to attend the clinic. Then, they sent in a video of them marching and were selected to perform in the parade. Disneyland offers this opportunity to any school that applies and they select schools all the time to perform in the parade. If it was a contest, I'm sure Disneyland would have paid for the travel expenses. Jack Black's donation was extremely generous and he definitely helped make this trip possible for the students, but the students themselves also did a ton of work to raise the rest of the money (over $20,000) for the trip and the community here in Tonasket was very supportive.

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meatwand    

Ah! The gift of giving. Wish more people would practice this! You gotta love this guy!

1239 days ago
18.

GEL    

Way to come through for those kids Jack! What a classy thing to do :-)

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mid    

Jack is a real rock star! :D

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BNHonest    

GREAT! NICE! Sure he didnt have to do it but 10 Grand is like 10c to the rest of us. Im sure he doesnt even miss it.

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CrashAndBurn    

No doubt Jack... you the man.

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22.

kp    

good job jack, your mom will be proud

1239 days ago
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Victoria    

I agree. Why would Disneyland have this contest and not put a dime in for the kids transportation that is so sick is that of them. I love Jack Black for really putting out for these children. You Rock!!!1

1239 days ago
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Legally Me    

Sign me up for the Jack Black fan club. This is something these kids will never forget. Let's all remember to donate what we can to the causes that we care about.

1239 days ago
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Sue Ogborn    

Thank you for helping our kids in the town of Tonasket. We love your engery with all the great movies; now we love the energy you have thrown our way. God bless you Jack.

1239 days ago
26.

jadakiss    

thats so awesome. i got chills reading it.. hehe .. way to go Jack !!

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27.

shirley rivera    

That is one reason I love Jack Black..He is funny and awesome.

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28.

amber    

that is awsome. i hope the kids have a great time.

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29.

becky    

what a wonderful gift , love you

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30.

mimi    

Awesome!

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