Promenade 2021: An Evening in the Empyrean
“Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light…”
-Yeats, "Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven"

GHI Juniors and Seniors,

You are cordially invited to Promenade 2021 to be held in the Mandalay Room at the Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas on Friday April 30th, 2021.

The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with photos and music, with a seated formal dinner to follow promptly at 7:15. Dancing will follow.

Tickets will be $60 and will go on sale after Spring Break. Registration will be required with ticket purchase for all students attending Promenade!

This will be a black-tie optional event. Masks will be required at all times, unless students are actively dining and seated. Please see dress details here.

The promenade is also the one event of the year where students may invite a guest to be their date for the evening. It is socially acceptable to ask a date (or accept an invitation) and to come on one’s own or as a group of friends. Dates are permitted, not required. If a student wishes to bring a date, he or she may ask a Great Hearts Irving student in grade 10, 11, or 12. Alternately, students may bring a date from outside the academy, provided the guest is in grade 10-12 at another high school, or is 16-19 years old. Great Hearts Irving will require outside guests to receive a positive reference from their current school and may determine to decline outside guests as appropriate.

I’m looking forward to our students sharing this beautiful evening in sublime company come April 30th.

Please reach out to myself ( with your questions as they arise, and keep watch for further details.


Michael Malpiedi