Last weekend St Albert's College and Armidale welcomed more than 1000 members of its broader family back to the college in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
The excitement was palpable in the buzzing crowd as longtime friends dating all the way back to 1969 through to the present, spread themselves across the facilities for what was a fitting tribute to the college.
The main event was the gala ball on Saturday night held across the college grounds from the dining hall through to marquees and a dance floor on the lawn.
The grounds, facilities and marquees absolutely sparkled on Saturday evening and the event was humming from the start, as PLC's young string quartet signalled the beginning of a night to remember.
The enormous black-tie clad crowd dispersed among the venues, including many spectacularly arranged grazing tables and numerous bars.
All were treated to Albies' finest catering options circulated by an army of waiters overseen by the Albies head chef and team.
The highlight of the night was the performance by Armidale and New England music legends Maxwell Street.
The nine-piece band brought together the crowd through nostalgia and energy with a fine selection of music from across the decades.
The night saw hundreds of members of the college community merging on the dancefloor, culminating in a raucous rendition of the Albies war cry echoing across the grounds to bring the night to a close.