EXPO Weekend Gathers MB Community in Joyful Celebration

Moses Brown School welcomed alumni alongside current and prospective families for its annual EXPO celebration on October 14 and 15, featuring Harvest Dinner, Homecoming activities, and an Admission Open House. Photo gallery (photos by Peter Goldberg except as noted)

A Joyful Celebration

Students, alumni, families, and faculty/staff joined one another on the back circle Friday night for Moses Brown’s annual Harvest dinner, an outdoor experience for the entire MB community.

“There is something for everyone and every age”

“Harvest Dinner during Expo weekend is one of our family’s favorite times to be on campus at Moses Brown,” exclaimed Kristen Caranci, P’27, ‘29, 31. “Talking with friends, new and old, seeing the kids run around and play games, and watching the football team play under the lights (Go Quakers!), there is something for everyone and every age. The evening always passes too quickly!”

Friday Night Lights

As dinner was concluding, the crowd cheered as football players processed from the Waughtel-Howe Field House across the back circle on their march down to Campanella Field for a Friday night under the lights game.

The Quakers went into the evening with a perfect season record and remained undefeated, winning against rival Mt. Hope with a final score of 34-13, to resounding cheers from scores of families and fans rallied around them.

To the delight of Quaker Nation, the game was chosen as NBC 10’s Game of the Week. Watch the video highlight.

Football under the lights

Photo: Emma M. ’24

A Warm Welcome

The sun shone brightly during a glorious fall day on Saturday, when prospective families arrived on campus to take part in the annual admissions Open House, and current families returned for more EXPO fun.

A panel in the Jones Library offered visitors a chance to ask question directly to Upper School students.

Out on the Back Circle, the Middle School Chorus delighted the gathering.

The day kicked off with the lower school opening its doors for prospective families to discover our new, beautifully renovated building. Teachers welcomed all into their classrooms for tours and spoke to families about the Lower School experience.

Prospective middle and upper school families started their day taking a tour of MB’s campus, exploring highlights like the Y-Lab and the Woodman Center. They then were able to speak directly with teachers to learn about the curriculum and ask questions.

After taking a tour, visitors could join in on the fun with current families through activities on the back circle such as MB Theater’s Empathy Improv, yard games, and yummy lunch and treats provided by Sage Dining Services. For those interested in athletics, soccer and field hockey games were open to all who wished to spectate and cheer on the Quakers.

Upper School strings play several selections, including a Halloween tune!

Field Hockey battled it out on the turf.

Kelly Fitzsimmons P’20 ’22 ’26, Director of Community Engagement, talked about the evolution of MB’s annual EXPO tradition. “The first year we held EXPO was 2013, and since then it’s grown into a beloved annual tradition. This year was the biggest EXPO crowd we’ve ever seen, with at least 1,200 people on campus. It’s been a relaxed, happy vibe, and all I’ve heard is just how much fun it’s been for all involved.”

What was the best part about EXPO for new student Margaret M. ’26? “The games. I went to see the field hockey game and the soccer game. They were all really good.” Margaret shared that her transition as a new high school student has been challenging at times, but overall she’s had a lot of fun, too. “I feel really welcomed here. And it was nice to be here today because it reminded me of where I was last year – coming here for Open House, visiting the school, and falling in love with it.”

Open House attendees were treated to a glimpse of our all-school production of “Matilda” which will be presented in November.

JV soccer in action!

The Upper School Jazz Band brought the afternoon of performances to a triumphant conclusion.