The Theater and Dance department hosted the annual “Grasshopper,” a student-run talent show, on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Tang Theatre. With the theme of “Extravagance,” Grasshopper lasted an hour with 13 performances and four piano transitions scattered throughout. Acts included performances by student groups like the flow arts club Photon, dance groups Hypnotiq and Blue Strut, a capella groups Azure and Yorkies, K-Pop dance group JVNE, and more.
On Friday, October 22 at 7:40 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday Band, Amadeus ensembles, Chamber Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra performed in Cochran Chapel. Pieces included marches, Baroque and contemporary suites, and the concert concluded with Antonín Dvořák’s “New World Symphony.”
On Saturday, October 23, parents visited shortened periods of their child’s classes, starting from 8 a.m. Each class lasted 15 minutes with 15-minute breaks in between and allowed parents to meet their children’s teachers and learn more about their child’s courses.
On Saturday, October 23 at 7:45 p.m., the Fidelio Society and Chorus hosted a choral concert, themed “Sing, Be, Live, Love,” in the Chapel. Pieces included three contemporary songs, three songs with vocables, and the concert concluded with the audience singing “Together At Last” with the chorus.
On Sunday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m., the Jazz Band and Ensembles put on a show in Paresky Commons. Four different groups of students performed a total of 11 tunes for students and visiting families.
Andover Alumni Awards of Distinction will be presented at the All School Meeting (ASM) on Friday, October 29. The awards recognize and honor alumni who have served with distinction in their fields of endeavor. This year’s recipients are William Lewis ’74, Dorothy Tod ’60, and Ming Tsai ’82, P’18.
Elections to select three class representatives in the Class of 2025 are fully underway. Remarks from candidates will be delivered on Tuesday, November 2. Voting commences on Wednesday, November 3, with the number of rounds of voting depending on the number of candidates. Election results will be released on Thursday, November 4.
The Halloween Dance will be held by Pine Knoll and Flagstaff clusters in Borden Gym this Saturday, October 30.
On Friday, November 5 at 7:45 p.m., concert bands will be performing in the Chapel. Chamber ensembles will be performing in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, and in the Timken Room at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7. Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will be performing in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14.