The Halloween season is upon us, and Roland Park is preparing for our annual traditions. Read on to see which are my favorite and what each Division does to celebrate!
The Halloween season is upon us, and Roland Park is preparing for our annual traditions.
The Halloween parade is one of my favorites. In Little Reds and Lower School, students parade around the gym dressed up in their costumes. Then, they break into song and dance as the middle and upper schools, faculty, family, and alumni sing along. Parading through the gym with friends and singing Halloween songs was one of my favorite times every year in Lower School. I think I could perform Hodgepodge Halloween and Cruella Devil on the spot if someone asked me to. As a senior, I am excited to watch the Lower School parade and sing along with the younger REDS.
Middle and Upper School students dress up as well, and seniors choose a theme to coordinate group costumes which they parade in front of the Upper School. Our theme this year is Pixar, and I am planning out my cow print pants and cowgirl hat. Can you guess what I am going to be? During the Upper School meeting where the seniors parade their costumes, the Roses Dance Ensemble also breaks out into an exciting dance routine to a bunch of popular Halloween songs, and even the faculty joins in for a number.
As a Rose, working with my classmates to choreograph our Halloween dance feels like a sentiment to our years of learning the lower school choreography. All these exciting festivities in preparation are awaiting the anticipation of the student body, faculty, and families of the Roland Park community, and I am so excited to celebrate!
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