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Viking Orchestra planning 2018 trip to Cuba

Members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra will tour Cuba next spring.The orchestra’s trip was announced at a May 11 meeting of about 200 parents and students. The trip is sponsored by the H-F Fine and Performing Arts Council. “This is an amazing opportunity for our students to experience a culture that has been frozen in time through political pressures and yet is within 100 miles of the United States border,” said Vicky Valancius-Mangel, treasurer for Orchestra Parents United in Service (OPUS).“Cuba has only recently opened to travel for U.S. citizens . . .

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