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Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day 2022

Tutt Stapp-McKiernan

The entire school felt the excitement of the return of yet another beloved tradition after its pandemic absence--Lower School Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day. Adding in the thrill of having this special pair of concerts held in The George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Theater & Auditorium for the first time lent even more cache to the already-lovely event.

The program, coordinated by Lower School Music teacher Katy Miner and Wakefield Director of the Arts David Grimes, was divided into two acts: a performance by JK through 2nd Grade, followed by offerings from 3rd through 5th Grades. Each segment was followed by a reception, to allow the many parents, grandparents, and special friends in attendance to congratulate their favorite performers.

Themed around the music of the 1950s, in order to whet everyone's appetite for the upcoming Archwood Community Theater performance of Grease, the program featured songs by Bobby Darrin, Chuck Berry, and more--and students of every size were decked out in poodle skirts, pedal pushers, white tees, extremely cool shades, and all manner of heart-meltingly adorable extras.

Having trouble picturing that much cuteness? Click on the link below for a slideshow of evidence that it REALLY WAS all that.

Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day 2022