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Holiday Concert Returns to the Withrow Stage

On December 12, choral and instrumental Holiday music again filled the auditorium. There were separate performances for junior high and senior high students during the day and a 3 hour public performance in the evening.


The Drama Class/Club under the direction of Diane Rowland performed various scenes  from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

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The Withrow Marching Band under the direction of Michael Wade was featured.

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The Withrow Band and the Tigerettes directed by Nina Hatcher performed.

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Also performing was the Withrow Jazz Ensemble below.

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The Dynasty Dance Team directed by Mrs. Stevens makes a special appearance.

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Mike Wendeln’s 5th and 6th bell Tiger Steel drum bands were also featured during the show.

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Below, other Withrow students were also featured.  Click on photos to enlarge.


The New Horizons Swing Band, featuring many Withrow alums, again assisted with instrumental backup.

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Special guest performers included the North Avondale Children’s Choir and the West Chester Symphony Orchestra.




The Holiday Concert was a great introduction to the Holiday Season.

President’s Notes


I want to personally thank all of the volunteers who helped to make our Centennial year celebration a success. Special thanks to Carol Mitchell Lawrence ’84, Rich Eby ’59, and Nichelle Bolden ’84 and their committees who staged the Centennial Gala Weekend events. More than 1,060 alumni and guests attended our Gala Dinner and After Party, 600 attended our Alumni basketball game, 60 participated in the golf outing, and 160 joined the Sunday Brunch and Tour. Proceeds from these events funded the Major McNeil scholarships, the Withrow School of Business, and Withrow’s athletic department. Alumni from every class between 1944 and 2019 participated in the events; for many, this was their first alumni event. The Centennial certainly raised Withrow’s profile in the community!

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Withrow High School Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence in Epic Fashion


After several years of heartfelt, painstaking organization, meetings, planning and execution, the once-in-a-lifetime Withrow Centennial Celebration took place from Wednesday, September 4th  through September 8th , 2019. Presented by the Withrow Alumni Association, the five-day celebration marked our 100 years of providing excellence in education, civic and athletic accomplishments. Additionally, long-standing community and corporate partners, Western & Southern Financial Group, the Cincinnati Herald, Frost, Brown and Todd Legal Firm, and Xavier University, joined the Alumni Association in presenting this grand affair.

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Holiday Concert Spectacular Returns to Withrow

by Zachery Riggins

December 12, 2019 marks the return of a Withrow Holiday Concert…the final event of Withrow’s Centennial year celebration. There will be one performance for students in the afternoon and a public performance beginning at 7:30 pm in the evening. The performance will be for 2 hours with no intermission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for children 12 years old and younger. Tickets are available at     Parking will be available on the streets around Withrow and behind the school near the gym. Us”e the Dana Ave. entrance.

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2020 Class of Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame

Mark your calendars for the Centennial edition of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday evening, February 14, 2020 at half-time of the Withrow–Walnut Hills varsity boys’ basketball game. Game time is 7:00 P.M. The following four athletes comprise the ninth class to be inducted:

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