Alumni Profile Magazine
An Evening with Michael McDonald
HAPA members John and Donna Leonard (Emma ’14 Bath) and Peter and Sarah Proach (Chris ’14 Bath) at the Hyde Michael McDonald Event in Portland, Maine
Close to 40 members of the Hyde community gathered in Portland, Maine in mid-October to hear the soulful sounds of Michael McDonald, Grammy award-winning recording artist and Hyde alumni parent (Dylan ’07 Bath). McDonald was in town on the second leg of his tour launching his newly-released album, Wide Open, with special musical guest Marc Cohn. It was a family affair, as McDonald was joined both by his wife, vocalist Amy Holland (Dylan ’07 Bath), and his son, stagehand Dylan McDonald ’07. McDonald delighted fans with his ultra-smooth vocal style, performing original songs from Wide Open as well as some classic Doobie Brothers tunes.
Hyde alumni from the classes of 1972-2014, along with alumni parents, faculty, staff, friends and administrators, including Hyde Founder Joey Gauld, gathered for a pre-concert reception at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in the vibrant Arts District in downtown Portland. Hyde concert goers enjoyed socializing and reconnecting before crossing High Street to the historic State Theater where they enjoyed the show. Reflecting on the event, Hyde President Malcolm Gauld ’72 stated, “It was fantastic to see so many Hyde folks from different eras bonding and having a great time together.” This was a wonderful opportunity for the Hyde community to come together and support each other.