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How Can Event Management Software Make the Pomp and Circumstance of Graduation Season Even Better?

Posted on | May 7, 2018 | No Comments

How Can Event Management Software Make the Pomp and Circumstance of Graduation Season Even Better?

Graduation season is upon us and colleges, high schools and yes, even pre-schools will soon be hosting celebratory graduation events to honor their accomplished scholars.  This graduation season, event planners should utilize Ennect Event, a multi-use online event management tool to take their graduation “Pomp and Circumstance” to another level.

Ennect Event’s online experience is seamless and it comes with these great features and capabilities:

  • Easy-to-use Interface
  • Create Online Registration
  • Create Custom Event Websites
  • Send Email Invitations
  • Automate Confirmations
  • Receive Online Payments
  • Get Detailed Reports

Here are just few ways that Ennect helps graduation event planners make their jobs more manageable:

  • Send graduation e-invitations to parents, family and friends
  • Offer selections for graduation and school branded materials in preparation for the big day
  • Account for food and beverage selections
  • Provide requests for event tickets and additional event add-ons
  • Manage transportation and logistics
  • And more

This year, graduation MCs should try millennial approved and higher-education tested Ennect Event for easy online pre and post-graduation event planning.

In the spirit of graduation check out this story from NPR and music commentator Miles Hoffman on why “Pomp and Circumstance” is played at graduations.

Sir Edward Elgar composed Pomp and Circumstance — the title comes from a line in Shakespeare’s Othello (“Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!”) — in 1901. But it wasn’t originally intended for graduations. Elgar’s march was used for the coronation of King Edward VII.

It first became associated with graduations in 1905, when it was played when Elgar received an honorary doctorate from Yale University in 1905, but it was played as a recessional, not as a processional, at the ceremony.

“After Yale used the tune, Princeton used it, the University of Chicago [and] Columbia,” Hoffman tells NPR’s Bob Edwards. “Then eventually… everybody started using it. It just became the thing that you had to graduate to.”

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