B-Flats Perform For Belmont Hill Grand Alumnus Fez Morse ’40

On October 25, the B-Flats, led by Donnell Patterson, paid a visit to Jeannie and Fez Morse ’40 in Concord, MA, and performed a short concert for them and other residents of Newbury Court. Also in attendance were Len Edgerly ’68 and Priscilla Hundley P ’88.
During the visit, the students and the Morses were able to share stories about Belmont Hill. “The hockey rink you guys skate on now, was not even a dream,” said Fez. “We had four outdoor hockey rinks. We used to go down every day that it snowed and scrape and shovel it off. If you didn’t go you got a detention! But it was well kept and we really had a lot of fun doing it.”

On November 20, Fez will celebrate his 96th birthday. He entered Belmont Hill in 1934 and has been an active alumnus, serving for decades as a class agent and member of the corporation. He was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004, the School’s highest honor. Fez and his family have been a part of Belmont Hill since the School’s founding. Fez’s uncle, Thomas R. Morse, was a faculty member at Belmont Hill starting in 1924 and later served as its third headmaster from 1935 to 1942. The building that housed the lower school, which was constructed in 1946, was named the Morse Building in honor of the headmaster in 1973.
Please click here to enjoy this short video of the B Flats performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
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