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2011 - 50th Reunion
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50th Reunion
Tyrone High School - Class of 1961

Music by the Chinese Bandits

A good time was had by all who attended the 50th Reunion of the TAHS Class of 1961. While it was fun getting together and renewing old ties, there was a note of sadness as the names of the 38 class mates, who are no longer with us, were read and a bell rung in remembrance of them.

Special thanks to the Reunion Committee for creating such a memorable occasion.

Live music was provided by the Chinese Bandits and was made possible by a generous donation by classmate Patty Updike Summers. Their renditions of the many hits from the 1950's and 1960's were as good as the originals. You can view their YouTube Channel if you click the link Below

Chinese Bandits YouTube Channel

-Cascade Bill Mooseker


Date(s): August 12-13, 2011. Album by Cascade Bill. 1 - 54 of 54 Total. 1913 Visits.
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Classmates who attended the Reunion.

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Class photo with numbers added to identify our classmates.  See the next image for the names that correspond to the numbers.  Many thanks to Terry Kobuck for helping me complete the list.

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Names of Classmates in Class Photo as numbered in previous photo.

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Do the Locomotion with me - Friday getogether at the Elks.  Accompaniment provided by Rich Derman's Oom Pah band.  No heart attacks were recorded.

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After the Elks, a few classmates went out for "breakfast" at Denny's in Altoona.  Here are Charlie and Pat (Weber) Watters.

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Another view.

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Bill Mooseker and Gary Crowell

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Bill and Gary.

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Gary Crowell's remarks as MC for the reunion at the American Legion.


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Ours is a school to Love, Loyal by her we'll stand....

Our Alma Mater sung by the Girl's Ensemble with Elmer Zimmerman.
Front Row: Jane Smith Scioli, Pat Weber Watters, Mary Jane Butterbaugh Bickle, Karen Wagner Kranz, Vicky Yingling Fetterman
Back Row: Kathleen Parson Kubachka, Judy Ferrari Norris, Peggy Joy Brower Sullivan, Judy Gualt Swayne, Elmer Zimmerman, Katy Newlin


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Betty Weaver Beckwith (61), Gerry Beckwith, and Jeff Waring (61).
"Gerry and I had a wonderful time. It was so nice see..."
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Rich Derman (61), ??, Lee Gorman (61)

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Carole and Butch Miller (61)

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Janice and James Kimmel (61), Judy Ferrari Norris (61)

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Gary (61) and Donna Crowell (60).

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Rich Derman (61), ??

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Bill Hartsock (61), ??, Bill Hoyne (61), Diane Claar Miles (61), ??

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Cliff Watson (61), Fred Estright (61), Kathleen Parsons Kubachka (61), Ed Kubachka, Howard Reese (62)

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Howard Reese (62), Karen Moffa Reese (61)

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Howard Reese, Karen Moffa Reese

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Jim Maisano (60), Sally Jo Harpster Maisano (61)

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Gary Neff (61), Lee Johnston (61), Ken Gillam (61), Sharon Gillam

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Joanna Zanghi Harris (61), Katy Newlin (61), Gary Neff (61), Lee Johnston (61)

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Jane Smith Scioli (61), Tom Scioli, Jim McGuire, Glenda Harpster (61)

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Connie Bloom Kaiser (61), Paul Kaiser, Jane Smith Scioli (61)

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Patty Updike Summers (61), Catherine Shaw Arnold (61), Tom Arnold, Carole Crosby Kimmel (61)

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Carole Crosby Kimmel (61), Neal Kimmel

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Janice Casper Hartsock (61), Bill Hartsock (61)

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??, Fred Estright

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??, Lynn Drake (58), Janice Lucas Drake (61)

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Lynn and Janice

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Carol Fanase Church (61), Donna Jean Fisher Campbell (61), Linda Philage Myers (61)

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Bob Sullivan, Patty Weber Watters (61), Peggy Joy Brower Sullivan (61), Vicky Yingling Fetterman (61)

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Karen Wagner Kranz (61), Mary Jane Butterbaugh Bickle (61), Charlie Watters

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John "Rusty" Gates (61)

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Whiz Hicks Dow Chesnutt (61), ??

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Dwayne Fisher (61), Carol Fisher, Kerry Weston (61)

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??, Lynn Woleslagle (61), ??

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Rose Ramsey (61), Sarah Bartlebaugh Houser(62), Ray Houser (61)

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Gary Crowell (61), Bill Mooseker (61)

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Jim Maisano and Judy Ferrari Norris

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Cliff Watson (61) & Janet Bookhamer Watson (61)

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Cliff Watson and Bill Mooseker

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Bald is Beautiful - Jim Lynch, Dwayne Fisher, Darrell Golden, Bill Mooseker (all '61)

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"Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair"

"What a great picture of these classmates!...Then and ..."
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The Chinese Bandits on stage
The Chinese Bandits - what can you say but WOW! These guys know the "Oldies But Goodies" and play them they way they were meant to be played. See them on YouTube at
Chinese Bandits
Contact them at 301-729-3288 (Terry)

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Dancing to the Chinese Bandits rendition of "Unchained Melody"

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The Chinese Bandits perform the "Stroll" for the Class of 1961.


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Twist and Shout by the Chinese Bandits.


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The Wanderer by the Chinese Bandits
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Great Balls of Fire by the Chinese Bandits.
King and Queen of the Dance Floor - Dave and Sandy Lannen
Also appearing: Joyce Bookhamer Kobuck, Judy Bookhamer Swayne, Barb Barlett, Jim Maisano, and Judy Ferrari Norris.
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The Chinese Bandits playing our Alma Mater.
I didn't get all of this, but it was a nice gesture by the band to learn our alma mater.  If you listen closely, you can tell why Miss Woomer always glared at me in Music class!


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They told me we were going to Eaton Parke but it turned out to be the Eat 'N Park.
But all good times must come to an end - after breakfast and Bill ordered an Ice cream at 2:30 AM, Gary told him that there was nowhere else to go - the 50th was over.  Long Live the 50th.
Charlie Watters, Patty Weber Watters, Mary Jane Butterbaugh Bickle, and Gary Crowell


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