NIU’s annual Thousands Strong day of giving got off to a great start on Wednesday night thanks to the hard work and talents of several students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The kickoff show was hosted by Kate Drury, a BFA acting candidate and dance minor from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance.

The musical theme for the show was performed by the NIU Jazz Band and the Alma Mater was performed by the NIU Chamber Choir.

And, one of the students who was part of the surprise scholarship gift reveal was music major Alejandra Hernandez.

Here’s the video from the show:

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