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Old June 11th, 2007, 06:29 AM   #1
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Graduation Ceremony Music

Other than "Pomp and Circumstance," what music might I use for a high school graduation highlights montage. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 07:29 AM   #2
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Good Riddance by Green Day seems to be popular among Highschool Grad Slideshows. It might work in your case.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #3
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I did a graduation video last year and we put the class song in and they seemed to really like it. I also had a friend compose a rendition of their school alma-mater (spelling).
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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the pto provides us songs on a cd to select from, here is this years list:

time of your life; Greenday
heres to the night; Eve 6
Closing time; Semisonic
unwritten; natasha bedingfield
the last song; all american rejects
our lives; the calling
last goodbye; jeff buckley
these are the special times; celine dion
my wish; rascall flatts
it's the end of the world as we know it; r.e.m
i will remember you; sarah mclachlan
the anthem; good charlotte
goodbye to you; michelle branch
this is the time; billy joel
graduate; third eye blind
ill be there for you; the rembrandts
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions! These are great, but I was thinking of something instrumental. I used a variety of contemporary pop, rock, r&b and country tunes for their Senior class photo montage, so for their graduation ceremony montage I wanted to try something more theatrical, from a movie or TV show score. (Their class song is "Learning to Fly" from Tom Petty, but it doesn't really fit commencement footage.) I know many of you use more theatrical music for weddings and wanted to try something similar with this. Any ideas along these lines? Much appreciated.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #6
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perhaps a soundtrack?

some popular movie instrumentals are from pearl harbor, forrest gump and dune.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 04:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas, George.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #8
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Bill,
Here's a link to my son's grad video: http://cr-home-videos.com/ColtonGrad...eShow-256K.wmv . It's a little lengthy but has some pretty good music with it. There's a song on the end, "Hats Off To The Grads" (starts around 9:50 mins) that I got off of a CD of music for graduates that I liked alot. Also used several cuts from Digital Juice's Vol I and II which I have purchased. Hope this gives you some ideas.
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