The Vandegrift band, Vision Dance Company, Legacies dance team and choir performed together in a patriotic tribute on March 10 in Hawaii for Pearl Harbor’s 75th anniversary.
There were more than 400 Viper students, parent chaperones and teachers on the trip to Hawaii. The Viper groups — under the direction of Mike Howard, Holly Lyons and Michael Feris — included: 256 from band and Vision, 58 from choir and 63 Legacy students. This was the biggest trip Vandegrift students have taken.
Their combined performance surrounding the USS Missouri lasted 45 minute and included the national anthem, “America the Beautiful”, “American Pride”, “Naval Hymn” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas”.
The three groups were also presented with a flag from Pearl Harbor to bring back to VHS.
The Vandegrift groups were in Hawaii through March 14 seeing the historical sights, snorkeling, enjoying the beaches, hula dancing, surfing, paddle boarding, and more.