Special Recognition Award – Henry Platt

Music is universal. Classical music is a triumph of Western Civilization.
In Wellesley if you play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument, there’s a chair, music, a music stand, and a warm welcome waiting for you.
In the past you would have met Henry Platt.
Just 8 years ago we honored Henry Platt, when he retired as the Wellesley Middle School Band director. Now, as he retires from the Wellesley Band, he founded over ten years ago, he is being honored again, The Wellesley Celebrations Committee, a standing committee of the Select Board, Town of Wellesley honors Henry N. Platt with its Special Recognition Award.
Henry Platt was born in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 12, 1954, the son of Henry N. Platt Jr and Lenore Guest MacLeish. His great-uncle on his mother’s side was the poet Archibald MacLeish.
He attended Germantown Academy in Philadelphia then the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn. He graduated in 1972.
He went on to graduate from Tufts University in 1977, Berklee College of Music in 1984, and the New England Conservatory in 1990.
He taught at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School from 1984-1988, and Wellesley Public Schools beginning in 1988. He was also a Boston Conservatory Associate professor from 1990-2002.
Henry N. Platt has given so much to so many. Over the years he’s built a culture of achievement that matches the optimism and aspirations of our town.
Thank you, Mr. Platt.

May 18th & 19th, 2024