With the assistance of Ravinia Music Festival, Highland Park High School students launched a committee whose mission is to promote increased attendance by high school students to classical music concerts at Ravinia. This year they have helped to developed:
• FREE lawn admission to all classical performances to high school students who present their school ID at the box office. When students show their student ID at the box office, their school will be awarded points. These points are accumulated throughout the season, and the school with the greatest number of points at the end of the summer wins a grant for their school's music program.
• Host a second annual teen night for high school students on Sunday, July 29, “Cannon Ball 2012”. In addition to a free performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with live cannons on the lawn, students will be served free snacks and refreshments in a to–be–determined exclusive area on Ravinia's lawn prior to the performance.
• Double points towards the end of summer scholarship will be awarded on both Sunday, July 29 at Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture performance, as well as Tuesday, July 31 at Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”