This year, thanks to the hard work and creativity of many people both in front of and behind the scenes, we reimagined our annual Celebration of Community. Our extraordinary music teachers – Dawn Haylett, Ellie Jung, and Benila Ninan – designed two distinct concerts that would allow us to gather together at the school to enjoy wonderful performances from our talented students across all of the grades.
Julie Rousseau, our Head of School, began each concert by inviting parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends watching in the gymnasium to reflect on the shared experiences, journeys, and stories that define our community.
Thank you to our students, for sharing their creative talents with us on the day and giving us a reason to come together in the spirit of joy and celebration. There were so many inspiring and heartwarming performances in each of these shows.
We are grateful to so many behind the scenes including our Facilities & Maintenance team, our A/V and Technology team, and our Communications team, who worked tirelessly to transform our gymnasium and create some holiday magic.
If you were unable to attend this year, you can view some highlights from both concerts in this five-minute video.
Congratulations to our talented musicians and choristers for two outstanding Fall Concerts. Our Yorkies were thrilled to be able to perform in front of live audiences for the first time in almost two years. The energy was palpable and family and friends were thrilled to be back at the school to enjoy the wonderful performances by our Senior School musicians including Band 8, 9, Jazz Band, and Senior Band as well as our Senior School choirs.
A huge thank you to our Band Director, Dawn Haylett, for her incredible passion and dedication towards the music program and her students. Kudos to Dawn and the musicians for all of their hard work to put together a truly memorable live performance.
We also have much gratitude for our Choir Director, Benila Ninan, whose expertise, vibrant energy, and passion truly shone and inspired not only her students but the audience as well. Thank you, Benila, for your tenacity and hard work. In spite of still having to sing with masks, our choirs sounded beautiful. We so appreciated the opportunity to enjoy these live performances.
A great big thank you also goes to all faculty and staff who participated in the planning, rehearsals, and coordination of this very successful event. Many hands, hearts, and minds were involved and we were incredibly proud of the amazing team that came together to make this happen. We hope you enjoyed the shows!