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Outreach Events at the Wilson Music Library: Blair Academy Halloween Open House

Flyer for the Blair Academy Halloween Open House, Thursday, Oct. 27, 4-7 pm

The Wilson Music Library is pleased to welcome back Blair Academy students and families for our in-person Halloween Open House, Thursday, Oct 27 from 4-6 pm!

Put on your costume and join us for refreshments, miniature golf, scavenger hunts, music bingo, temporary tattoos, crafts, story time, and a performance by one of the Blair Academy's choral groups. All Blair Academy students and their families are welcome to attend!

Color photograph of Mary Biddlecombe dressed as a bright yellow and black bee conducting the costumed Boy Choir.

Mary Biddlcombe conducts the Nashville Boy Choir during a special performance at the Open House.

Photograph by John Russell/Vanderbilt University, 2012.

Kindermusik students trick or treating in the Music Library. Holling Smith-Borne kneels down to talk to a child dressed as a green dragon with an orange tummy.

Kindermusik students drop by the Music Library for treats in 2019.

3 children enjoying donuts and other snacks at the Open House. The middle child is dressed as Minnie Mouse.

Enjoying snacks during the Open House.

Photograph by John Russell/Vanderbilt University, 2012.

Photograph of a female skeleton dressed in a tattered white robe holding a black raven.

Nadia Boo-langer with her pet raven.

A young girl dressed as a pirate with long, wavy black hair getting a temporary tattoo on her cheek.

A temporary tattoo for a pirate!

Photograph by John Russell/Vanderbilt University, 2012.

A group photo of six girls in various costumes, including a cowgirl, Minnie Mouse, ballerina, Cleopatra, a cat, and a pirate.

2012 attendees pose in their costumes.

Photograph by John Russell/Vanderbilt, 2012.

Students in Halloween costumes playing fiddles, led by Crystal Plohman dressed as Darth Vader.

Fiddle Frenzy performs at the 2019 Open House.

An empty fish tank with three skeleton fish.

The Music Library's "new" aquarium.

Students in the Strings Reading Orchestra following a performance. Students are dressed in white tops and black skirts or pants.

The Strings Reading Orchestra performed at the 2019 Open House.

Three girls in costume using reference books to answer scavenger hunts.

Scavenger hunt in the Music Library.

Photograph of a male skeleton dressed in a tattered white suit with a black bow tie and battered white hat.

Charles Ghoul-nod, out for a stroll.

A skeleton arm sticking out of a large shelf of books.

Just browsing the stacks...

Group of costumed students playing music bingo around an oval table.

Music bingo during the 2011 Open House.

Costumed students listen to a story read by Sara Manus, dressed as a Renaissance woman with a head circlet and veil.

Story time in the Music Library.

Statue of David in the Blair courtyard (seated and playing harp) wearing a clown's wig and nose for Halloween.

David is ready for Halloween!

A large black spider stands atop an open reference book next to a small skull.

A giant spider standing guard in the reference section.

A paper mural made with colorful stickers that shows a black castle and large bat against an orange and yellow background.

"Sticking Together" in the Music Library.

Photograph of Chris Waldrop dressed as the Vanderbilt Commodore standing next to Holling Smith-Borne who is wearing a purple coat with piano keys and a large hat.

The Commodore pays us a visit!

Black and white photograph of the scores section decorated with large cobwebs, black cloth, and spiders.

The "Haunted Stacks" - enter if you dare!

Photograph of a skeleton torso and head with a sign that reads

Just decomposing...