They performed “American the Beautiful” with Jennifer Hudson.
The 26 schoolchildren wore green ribbons, in honour of the 20 first-graders and six adults who were killed in a Dec. 14 shooting rampage at the school in Newton, Connecticut.
The performance had some players on the sideline, and many members of the audience, on the verge of tears.
“We have come to New Orleans to represent the Sandy Hook family and the community of Newtown, Connecticut,” a statement from the school said.
“Our wish is to demonstrate to America and the world that, ‘We are Sandy Hook and we choose love.”