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
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enlarge 254KB, 1152x434 2 class of 61 Classmates who attended the Reunion.
enlarge 277KB, 1152x434 3 class of 61a 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.
enlarge 252KB, 1024x955 4 class of 1961 01 Names of Classmates in Class Photo as numbered in previous photo.
enlarge 50.30MB, 1024x682 Download MPEG4 5 50th-locomotion.mp4 Do the Locomotion with me - Friday getogether at the Elks. Accompaniment provided by Rich Derman's Oom Pah band. No heart attacks were recorded.
enlarge 270KB, 1024x768 6 IMG 0138 After the Elks, a few classmates went out for "breakfast" at Denny's in Altoona. Here are Charlie and Pat (Weber) Watters.
enlarge 257KB, 1024x768 7 IMG 0139 Another view.
enlarge 261KB, 1024x768 8 IMG 0140 Bill Mooseker and Gary Crowell
enlarge 239KB, 1024x768 9 IMG 0141 Bill and Gary.
enlarge 62.93MB, 1024x682 Download MPEG4 10 50th-gary-mc.mp4 VIDEO: Click Thumbnail to View Gary Crowell's remarks as MC for the reunion at the American Legion.
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
enlarge 262KB, 1024x768 12 IMG 0142 Betty Weaver Beckwith (61), Gerry Beckwith, and Jeff Waring (61). "Gerry and I had a wonderful time. It was so nice see..." View Comments...
enlarge 262KB, 1024x768 13 IMG 0143 Rich Derman (61), ??, Lee Gorman (61)
enlarge 236KB, 1024x768 14 IMG 0144 Carole and Butch Miller (61)
enlarge 254KB, 1024x768 15 IMG 0147 Janice and James Kimmel (61), Judy Ferrari Norris (61)
enlarge 295KB, 1024x768 16 IMG 0148 Gary (61) and Donna Crowell (60).
enlarge 280KB, 1024x768 17 IMG 0149 Rich Derman (61), ??
enlarge 300KB, 1024x768 18 IMG 0150 Bill Hartsock (61), ??, Bill Hoyne (61), Diane Claar Miles (61), ??
enlarge 302KB, 1024x768 19 IMG 0151 Cliff Watson (61), Fred Estright (61), Kathleen Parsons Kubachka (61), Ed Kubachka, Howard Reese (62)
enlarge 243KB, 1024x768 44 IMG 0186 Cliff Watson and Bill Mooseker
enlarge 235KB, 1024x768 45 IMG 0180 Bald is Beautiful - Jim Lynch, Dwayne Fisher, Darrell Golden, Bill Mooseker (all '61)
enlarge 175KB, 1024x682 46 hair "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 ..." View Comments...
enlarge 254KB, 1024x768 47 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) "Great pictues from the 50th reunion. Thanks Bill for ..." View Comments...
enlarge 78.41MB, 1024x682 Download MPEG4 48 50th-dance1.mp4 Dancing to the Chinese Bandits rendition of "Unchained Melody"
The Chinese Bandits perform the "Stroll" for the Class of 1961.
enlarge 69.78MB, 1024x682 Download MPEG4 50 Twist n Shout.mp4 VIDEO: Click Thumbnail to View Twist and Shout by the Chinese Bandits.
enlarge 49.25MB, 1024x682 Download MPEG4 51 Wanderer.mp4 VIDEO: Click Thumbnail to View The Wanderer by the Chinese Bandits (Note this video is out of focus, but I'm putting it in anyway)
enlarge 78.63MB, 1024x682 Download MPEG4 52 Great balls of fire.mp4 VIDEO: Click Thumbnail to View 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. (Note this video is out of focus, but I'm putting it in anyway)
enlarge 42.16MB, 1024x682 Download MPEG4 53 CB-almamater.mp4 VIDEO: Click Thumbnail to View 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!
enlarge 334KB, 1024x768 54 IMG 0187 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