News Release: WARWICK, Bermuda – On Thursday, March 14th Warwick Academy will be holding its Senior Spring Music Concert, ‘Sounds of Spring’. 

This is the first year of re-branding the concert in honour and memory of alumna Rhondelle Tankard.

Rhondelle Tankard lost her life in the terrorist attack in the United States September 11th, 2001, while she was at work on her very first day at AON on the 102nd Floor of the South Tower.

She attended Warwick Academy from 1982-1987 and is fondly remembered by staff that still work at the school as a self-confident and enthusiastic young lady, who made a significant contribution to the school. She had a wonderful sense of humour along with possessing good common sense.

During her time at Warwick Academy, Rhondelle excelled in music and was a member of both the orchestra and choir.  She completed the Royal School of Music exams in piano, Theory and violin.

Traditionally each year the Year 13 students put together a music concert that was inspired by our sixth form students after a visit to New York city. They walked to the 9/11 memorial and were astonished when they went inside and found Rhondelle’s photo in her Warwick Academy uniform. They were so incredibly moved by what happened on 9/11 they decided they wanted to do a student led music concert in her memory with music that she would have loved.

It is usually held on September 11th each year but as it is immediately as students return to school it was felt that a better tribute was to wait until the Spring of each year and dedicate the Senior concert in her honour.  This will now be the norm moving forward. 

Proceeds from the concert are split between the general Music Fund and a fund set up in Rhondelle’s name that helps students travel overseas to take part in Summer Music intensives. The concert is open to everyone, and tickets can be bought on

Top Feature Photo: Rhondelle Tankard