Impromptu

Student stands up to sing during high school graduation setting off epic Journey flash mob

February 26th, 2020

These students gathered in their high school gym for one of the biggest days of any high school senior. Their high school graduation. This is a big day for everyone, but these ceremonies tend to be long and can get pretty boring. These seniors were expecting that and they decided to mix things things up a little bit.

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This small high school in Tennessee isn’t much to talk about. It’s a small town and a smaller high school, one that can fit into their whole graduating class into the gymnasium. But it got some attention when someone posted this video to Youtube. Since then, it had been viewed over 2 million times and has inspired countless other schools to do something similar.

At the beginning of the video, everything looks like your typical graduation ceremony starting with the Valedictorian speech. At the end of the speech given by one of the students, Journey starts to play throughout the gym. People seem confused, but the unmistakable chords of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ start, and everyone in the audience waits to see what is going to happen. Then one student stands up and starts singing.

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One student on the right stands up mouthing the words to the song. This sparks another student to stand and start singing as well. They are soon followed by a few onstage, coming up to the mic or standing behind their teachers, and then everyone on stage joins in. After that, the entire graduating class is on their feet singing the words to ‘Don’t Stop Believen’.

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At first, the audience thinks thats standing and lip syncing is all they’re going to do before they get on with the ceremony. But the song goes on and so do the students. Next they break out some group dance moves by gathering to the outside of the chairs and moving back in for a touching moment together.

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As the chorus blares, the high schoolers lock arms and sway back and forth to the inspirational words of the song coming from the gymnasium speakers.

These high school graduates are on to bigger and better things, and thanks to this performance, Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believen’ will always be their theme song.

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