"Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1" by Edward Elgar is an American fixture at graduation ceremonies throughout the country. In addition, songs such as "I've Got a Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas and "Graduation" by Vitamin C work well at graduations and graduation parties because they celebrate a new and exciting phase of life.Continue Reading
Parents of graduating students may enjoy songs with a more nostalgic sentiment, such as "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly or "Seasons of Love" from the Broadway musical "Rent," which were songs selected for Brigham Young University's "Top 10 Best/Cheesiest Graduation Songs." Ultimately, in spite of all the mixed emotions surrounding graduation day, most people view it as a day to celebrate and enjoy the idea of new adventures to come. This is why Mashable lists songs such as "Celebration" by Kool and The Gang and "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac as popular selections for graduation day.
Graduations can be very emotional and joyous occasions, filled with all sorts of mixed feelings. Graduates may feel euphoric while parents have a more bittersweet attitude. Although they are proud of their kids, they may also feel a bit sad that their children are moving on to new stages of life in which they won't need the parents as much. Music chosen for graduations should capture all these conflicting emotions.Learn more about Graduation
High schools do not hold graduation on the same day each year, as there are no rules or mandates that require it. There is also the possibility of changes to the graduation date due to weather, such as rain, which may make it difficult if the venue is outdoors.Full Answer >
Among appropriate graduation sentiments are the words of Nelson Mandela: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Another saying is that of Michael Dell, "As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own."Full Answer >
As of 2015 Balfour offers graduation announcements, name cards and thank you notes for high school graduates, notes Balfour.com. The company also sells high school memory books, pendants, key chains and necklaces.Full Answer >
Examples of graduation card messages include "congratulations," "bravo" and "well done." A graduation is a ceremony where students receive their diplomas or degrees. Messages are typically chosen to reflect a person's recognition of the graduate's hard work.Full Answer >