Homecoming 2019 featured a weekend’s worth of fun and friendship, as throngs of Brunswick families and ’Wick alumni from across the country flocked to Edwards Campus to cheer on the Bruins, reconnect with old friends, and bask in lavish New England sunshine on a perfect, bright-blue October day.
It’s a tradition. For 19 years, the Alumni Golf Outing has served as the unofficial kick-off to Homecoming weekend — and this year was no exception. On Friday morning, golfers from every Brunswick era turned up to hit the links, setting the stage for a jam-packed weekend of merriment.
Friday evening brought a big win for soccer, as the Bruins topped Hopkins, 3-1, and sent spirits soaring before a bonfire and fireworks display sparkled in the Greenwich night.
Saturday morning brought a new event to Homecoming, as Horizons at Brunswick hosted a Cars & Coffee gathering — with more nearly 50 vintage and modern supercars — to highlight the program that brings eligible Greenwich public-school boys to Edwards Campus for six weeks of summer enrichment.
Later in the morning, Bear Fair began just as it always does, bringing hundreds of ’Wick’s youngest to Burke Field House for the can’t-miss carnival of the fall.
By midday, the Alumni Soccer Game brought former Bruins and current faculty members to Cosby Field for competitive play under abundant sunshine.
In a Homecoming double-header, Water Polo swam past both Hopkins and Hotchkiss on Saturday, posting a 16-5 win over the Hilltoppers and a 16-4 triumph against the Bearcats. A Friday match against Greenwich High School saw the Bruins fall in defeat, 10-8, to their crosstown rivals.
Football fought hard and held back Avon Old Farms for nearly four quarters in a thrilling contest on Cosby Field, before an overtime setback left them with a 35-28 loss.
After the game, alumni from classes in ending 4 and 9 gathered under one roof in Burke Field House for a Reunion Dinner that encouraged all to reconnect and build friendships across the years.
All in all, it was another joyful Homecoming for scores of people who turned up for a weekend of fun and friendship — a hallmark tradition for Brunswick School.