Check out this video posted on YouTube of students from Vernon Hills and Libertyville High School's fine arts program surprising the District 128 School Board on Jan. 29 with their version of a "flash mob."
The impromptu performance, which was also posted on the D128 Facebook page, was the students' way of thanking the district for supporting the Fine Arts programs.
Students who were named IMEA (Illinois Music Educators Association) All-State Musicians thrilled board and audience members with their outstanding rendition of "One Day More" from Les Miserables.
Watch a live performance by the VHHS Chamber Choir given at a radio station in December.
It was also noted that this week that Vernon Hills High School Fine Arts Department Supervisor and Orchestra Director Frank Lestina, who retires at the end of this school year, was honored at the IMEA All-State Conference with the "Mary Hoffman Award for Excellence" for music education.