Earlier this year a special music concert, “Feeling the Vibes,” was performed by D-E students in the Stage Band and Upper School Chorus and Handbells ensembles and alumnae together, in honor of the late Joseph Erwin. Erwin was a beloved member of the Dwight School faculty, who served as the Director of the Choral and Handbells ensembles at the Dwight School for more than 30 years. Alumni have honored Erwin’s legacy by graciously contributing to the purchase of a beautiful new vibraphone, which was heard for the first time during the event. Following the concert, which included the singing of rousing full-ensemble renditions of “Lullaby of Broadway” and “Jerusalem” (the latter representing either The Dwight School alma mater or one of the several alma maters, depending with whom one talks), alumnae gathered in the Orchestra Room with Head of School Dr. De Jarnett. The group unveiled a plaque honoring Erwin and shared personal stories about Erwin’s enduring, positive impact.
D-E Alumni Relations wishes to express sincere appreciation to all the alumni who participated in the concert and to those who were responsible for making the gift of the vibraphone possible.