This issue’s Artist of the Issue is Seamus Clair of the Fourth Form. Throughout the past four years, Seamus has been an active member of Belmont Hill’s music and theatre community. In Middle School, he sang in the Glee Club and performed in several holiday concerts and performances. Seamus is an esteemed member of the B-Flats and has also acted and sang in numerous plays and musicals at Belmont Hill, performed in coffeehouses, and has a passion for playing the ukulele.
A former vocalist of the group Not the B’s, Seamus has retained his passion for music in the Upper School, as he is finishing his first year as an affiliate of the B-Flats. For Seamus, the B-Flats is a way for him to spend time with friends and be a part of something special while doing something that he loves. In his own words, “B-Flats is a great way of making new friends. Everyone is on a sports team, but it’s great to be able to do other things and be a part of extracurriculars. It’s something I really enjoy and I would recommend.” Seamus has also performed at seasonal coffeehouses, displaying his singing voice and playing songs with friends. Another musical talent of Seamus’ is the ukulele. The ukulele is his favorite instrument, and he has been playing it frequently for several years.
Currently starring as Robby the Stockfish in the spring show, Urinetown, a satirical comedy musical with Dana Hall School, Seamus has a long list of plays on his theatre resume. His first show was Beverly Hillbillies back in 2011. In 2012, he appeared in Fiddler on the Roof with several Belmont Hill and Winsor School students. He also was a cast member of The Pajama Game, Chicago, and Twelve Angry Jurors. To conclude a year of fantastic plays and musicals, Urinetown begins May 15 at Dana Hall School.
Sadly, next year Seamus will not be continuing his tremendous music and theatre career at Belmont Hill. Instead, he will be attending SYA China, a high school study abroad and homestay program. Spending the entire academic year across the globe is an extraordinary opportunity, and we wish Seamus the best of luck in his upcoming adventure!