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Banua 2018

50th Celebration

Annual musical comedy review featuring solo and group music acts, chorus numbers and original skits — January 26th & 27th, 2018. 

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The Historic FENWICK AUDITORIUM Needs You!

Over $22,000 Raised to Update Fenwick’s Auditorium!

Fenwick’s auditorium was once heralded as a state-of-the-art auditorium comparable to commercial venues of its era.  Featured in Boxoffice magazine in 1962, it was praised as “A model theater in beauty, acoustics, projection, sound – in a high school”. 

Unfortunately, much of the equipment that we use for today’s school productions is original to the addition that was dedicated in 1961. The main speakers are 57 years old, and the lighting system is so outdated that we are obligated to rent temporary equipment for each major production.

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Banua, we are reaching out to alumni and current parents to help us bring our auditorium into the 21st Century.

Thanks to the wonderful outpouring of support from alumni and parents, we have been able to purchase and install new stage monitors, sound and lighting equipment in time for next week’s Banua production.  With your help we hope to continue to make improvements to bring back the auditorium to its “model theater” grandeur! 

Please Join us on Saturday the 27th, and help us celebrate the 50th edition of Banua and our beloved auditorium. 

If you would like to contribute, please click here and designate "Banua 50th."  If you are interested in learning about a naming opportunity or other ways to help fund further auditorium improvements, please contact

Thank you to those who have already contributed to preserving and improving our beloved auditorium! 

Last Call for Roger Finnell Impersonators!

In celebration of the 50th edition of Banua, we are inviting all Banua and Blackfriars Guild alumni to join in the fun. Roger Finnell '59 has graciously agreed to welcome back any and all Finnell impersonators from the past for a “Finnell-off” skit during Saturday’s performance only. Alumni Mike Gaynor '90 and Ed Ward '85 (also a current parent) already have signed on! If you are up to the challenge, please email or

Join Mr. Finnell for a pre-event reception on Saturday the 27th: Prior to the 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday the 27th, please join Mr. Finnell at 5:30 p.m. in the Library.  All Banua and Blackfriars Guild alumni, current parents and friends are welcome.  Please RSVP.



Roger Finnell

Blackfriars Guild Moderator

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