November 13, 2011 Email Blast
We’re off and running…and talking, hugging and searching for name tags!
And rockin’ and rolling…
November 12th closed with a loud and lively session of 70’s R&R music. Alumni of most decades danced, mingled and yelled - to be heard over the music! Earlier in the day, a great crowd representing all of the older and many of the younger decades, visited the old campus for a nostalgic backwards look. Awesome speeches & photo displays - ah, sweet memories!
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, a plane, no it’s a Sea King helicopter!
Things actually kicked off the day before, with a very moving and well attended Remembrance and Tribute Ceremony. Fittingly, it was pouring with rain, which helped hide the tears that ran freely during some of the heart wrenching storytelling. Somehow, the sight and sound of the low flying Sea King made the military memories all the more poignant. The day ended with a wonderfully spirited and melodic Opening Ceremony and Glorious Noise extravaganza. Who knew the school could claim such musical excellence in spite of some of it being more than a little rusty just a few short practices before! Maybe the highlight was the jazz ensemble featuring several former and current band teachers – our future alumni are in good hands. Now all the school needs is a performing arts theatre of its own! Okay, maybe a few other things as well…
Much more to come!
We are so thrilled with the crush of alumni we have seen so far... hope to see all of you at one or more of the events yet to come.
And if you haven’t already made up your mind, remember we’re doing this to raise funds for the Mount Doug students of today and tomorrow. Come on out - see you there!