Headmaster's installation signals new era in the Haverford School's 129-year history

Cheryl Allison
Main Line Times

The Haverford School rocked the installation this week of its ninth headmaster, John A. Nagl.

Anyone who was expecting “Pomp and Circumstance” at the Sept. 24 ceremony was in for a surprise.

The “walk-on music” selected by the speakers tended more to the Rolling Stones and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Nagl’s choice? Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”

The classic rock was courtesy of a band made up of faculty members, calling themselves the Haligoluks. (That’s the name of the Haverford School yearbook, taken from a ’Fords cheer from the mists of time.)

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