Mr. Platt hands over Wellesley Middle School band director’s baton

Henry Platt hands his baton to successor David Adams
Henry Platt (left) hands his baton to successor David Adams (photos via Sue Parrish)


Henry Platt on Monday night conducted his last official concert as Wellesley Middle School band director, and handed over the baton to his successor, Wellesley Public Schools alum David Adams.

Wellesley Middle School music teacher Mr. Platt, director of the WMS Band and Jazz Band for nearly 30 years, recently announced he would be retiring (here are scenes from his retirement event).

The All Town Band Concert on Monday featured elementary band students, the 6th grade band and the Town Band/community band (which Platt says he’ll continue to conduct).

Henry Platt sports a carrot hat
Henry Platt sports a carrot hat — the result of him accidentally referring to a song as Carrots of the Pirabbean — an error the kids didn’t let him get away with.


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