Submitted on Friday, 6/29/2018, at 9:37 AM

To protest cuts to the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s music programs, Chimaway Lopez ’20 chose not to simply speak to his hometown’s Board of Education, but sang instead.

The Santa Barbara Independent recently reported that Lopez, in a trio also made up of Santa Barbara High School students Ashley DeLepaña and Iyana Brown, stole the show at a board meeting with a rendition of Sam Cooke’s 1964 song, “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

“We just wanted to show what a musical education means to us,” Lopez said.