About 60 members of the Millikan Middle School choir will perform in front of an anticipated crowd of 15,000 Friday when they sing with the pop group Yes at the Universal Amphitheatre.
Yes, whose most noteworthy hit was "Owner of a Lonely Heart," will be playing with the Alan Parsons Project beginning at 7:15 p.m.
"I think this is the first time our music department has scored a hit in working with the stars," said Leo Krubsack, the Millikan choir director. "For a lot of the kids, this is going to be their first concert . . . and they get to be in it."
The middle school students will perform "No Way We Can Lose," from Yes' latest album, "Open Your Eyes."
"It's about positive living, about being good to everyone," Krubsack said. "Their music is usually the happy-to-have-you-on-the-planet kind."
Millikan choir has been performing Yes tunes for the three years that Krubsack has taught music at the middle school, he said.