Contact Us

East High School Graduation Features Several Classic Rock Songs

East High Graduation
Mike Rorabeck/Townsquare Media

What songs would you expect at a high school graduation?

Over the weekend I attended my daughter’s graduation at Okie Blanchard Stadium and was surprised by the musical choices for the ceremony. Rather than selecting any current hits, the East High School class of 2014 picked tunes by Billy Joel, Styx and Journey.

The East High School choir performed a nice version of ‘Come Sail Away,’ the Styx song off ‘The Grand Illusion’ in 1977. Later during the graduation, the choir sang a moving rendition of Billy Joel’s ‘Vienna’ with a few changes to the lyrics, singing ‘the future waits for you’ instead of ‘Vienna waits for you.’ That song also came out in 1977, from Joel’s ‘The Stranger’ album.

At the end of Saturday’s East High graduation, the loud speakers blasted ‘Don’t Stop Believin” off Journey’s 1981 ‘Escape’ release. Many audience members were singing along with the Journey classic while the crowd filed out.

The class of 2014′s musical choices thrilled me because maybe that means there are a bunch of classic rockers graduating who may be rocking to KING FM. It gives me hope for the future.

More From 101.9 KING FM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kingfm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 101.9 KING quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 101.9 KING quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!