KISS turns Kingwood High School students into rock stars for a night
Written by: Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle

KISS gave local students the chance to be be rock stars -- complete with makeup -- Tuesday night at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.

The legendary rock band teamed up with Kingwood High School to launch a fundraising campaign in the wake of Hurricaine Harvey. The school lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of musical instruments and theatre department costumes and equipment.


More than 300 students had their faces painted, met the band and joined them inside the venue. Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman, also in full KISS makeup, presented the band with the key to the city.

Many of the kids were likely experiencing KISS for the first time. The school's drill team, however, does have KISS-inspired costumes that accompany one of its routines.

Several parts of Kingwood High School were flooded during Harvey. Officials say it could remain closed for the rest of the school year. Students are currently attending half days at Summer Creek High School.

Donations are being accepted online to replace and repair everything from instruments to risers to athletic gear.

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