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As I See It - February 2018

Dear Alumni,
I suppose that every teacher imagines that one day one of his own will rise above the common crowd of men and do something extraordinary. The teacher hopes that this might happen but he doesn’t anticipate it. Two weeks ago, I caught up with David Yazbek’s The Band’s Visit, a musical now on Broadway about a touring Egyptian band stuck for a night in a tiny out-of-the-way Israeli village, for which David wrote the music and lyrics. In his review of the show the New York Times’ Ben Brantley wrote that it was "time to fall in love again with one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by."  Time, indeed. And on the way home I remembered, years ago now, Randy Schrade ('76) sitting with David ('75) very young but in the first and second chairs of the cello section leaning into their work, their eyes on Mr. Gauger’s baton. What did I think then when I saw them beyond the heart-full, hopeful promise of their industry?
The teacher hopes but does not anticipate. What an astonishment it is then to experience the musical flowering of a seriously pursued passion. In his review Brantley, perhaps at a loss for words, describes the experience of The Band’s Visit by quoting the lyricist David Yazbek himself: "Nothing is as beautiful as something you don’t expect."
Fortiter et Recte, 
David Kersey h'98
Faculty since 1969

Alumni News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Alumni at A-S: Andrew Arias '92

    Andrew Arias '92, a captain with the New York Police Department, came to the School on January 12, 2018. Mr. Arias spoke to a group of Upper School boys about his life at A-S through the present day. The article, first published in the Blue & Gold Alumni Newsletter, was written by Braden Queen '20, a member of the Upper School Newspaper elective group. Special thanks to Mr. Kersey, Mr. Keats, Ms. Sklow, and Mr. Fennelly and the boys in their elective groups.
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  • Alumni of Color Gathering

    On November 21, more than 30 alumni, current students, and faculty/staff participated in the first Alumni of Color gathering. The current students are members of BOCAS, a school affinity group for boys of color at Allen-Stevenson. The group is overseen by Jennifer Vermont-Davis, a faculty member who is also a member of the Community Life + Diversity team. The class years of the alumni and students ranged from 1976 through 2020.
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  • Young Alumni Day

    More than 40 alumni returned to Allen-Stevenson for Young Alumni Day on Tuesday, November 21.
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Upcoming Events

February 28, 2018
Alumni in Law: The Evolving Roles of Attorneys
hosted by Fred Isquith '97 (Lovell Stewart Halebian Jacobson LLP)
6:00pm - 7:30pm 
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP
270 Madison Ave, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10016


Kick off the weekend at our All-Alumni Reception on March 9
at Marta in The Redbury New York Hotel
Marta is a Roman-inspired pizzerie by
Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group

Then continue the weekend with wine tastings, class parties, a Broadway show -
and of course a visit to E. 78th Street!
Reunion Weekend Hotel Information

The Redbury - Your home away from home for the weekend!

Stay at The Redbury for reunion weekend, they are offering special rates for our alumni! 
To book your room, please call (888) 206-2480 or email
the group code is 180309THEA.

*subject to availability, book your room today!

If you have questions about any events,
please contact Samantha Koss at or (212) 933-5240.

Remembering William L. Landis Sr.

Alumni Office Contacts

Samantha Koss
Director of Alumni Relations

David Kersey h'98
Alumni Liaison

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