The 2013 Spring Small Ensemble Concert featuring music by the Woodwind Quintet, Percussion Ensemble, String Quartet, and Jazz Titans took place on Wednesday, May 8 before a nice crowd in the CFTA lobby. The next day, three student-musicians along with Director of Instrumental Music Margie Neiswender, Oaklawn-Tuttle Director of Vocal Music Stephen Longenecker, and School Organist Bill Conrad, went the Steinway & Sons piano factory in Astoria, Queens. The group had the opportunity to play five different pianos before selecting the one that will be delivered to the School this summer thanks to a generous gift from a loyal alumnus.
Also on Thursday, Lew Schneider, Emmy-Award winning television producer, writer, actor, and stand-up comedian, visited English classes today to talk with them about humor writing. Mr. Schneider is long-time friends with English Department Chair Ned Ide, who invited him to Hill as part of his Satire in America fifth form elective class.
A perfect escape from the dreary weather on Saturday was a Science Fiction movie marathon in the Memorial Room of the Library. On Sunday afternoon, a group of students attended the Reading Fightin’ Phils baseball game – the Fightin’s are the AA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.