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Half Moon Bay High '70s Reunion Update

Ticket availability, live acts to perform, and more.

 

by Cathy Voisard

The Reunion Committee would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this epic event an incredible success thus far.  We are proud to announce that the event is sold out and there will be no tickets available at the door.  Six hundred alumni who span two decades — from the Class of 1965 to the class of 1985 — are set to attend. If there are cancellations we will be most happy to accommodate you.  

, the official radio station of the 70's reunion and will be broadcasting from the reunion for all three days of this epic weekend.  Tune in to find out event scheduling, shuttle information, and '70s rock and roll, of course.  The radio station — which will become KHMB on June 1 — will take calls from alumni, perhaps to request a song, dedicate a song to another alumni, or simply chat about the events as they unfold.  They will also be broadcasting interviews from the reunion committee as well as some of the bands that are lined up to play at the Friday night icebreaker party.  Phone or email your music dedications and memories to (650) 453-4000 or info@neighborhoodradio.info.

The weekend kicks off Friday night, July 20th with an icebreaker party at the .  We have a wonderful line-up of alumni musicians that will perform that evening, with Grant Walters emceeing the event, along with his band, Big Crawdaddy, which will be the house band for the event. 

The party begins at 6 p.m., and the music is kicked off at 7 o'clock when the band Date Night opening the show.    Alumni Cathy Voisard and Renee Gabriel Pattison on vocals, Alumni Peter Welty on guitar , alumni Nonda Trimis on drums, and introducing Colm Murphy on guitar. 

The second band on tap is Raisin. The band is named after the nickname of a fallen classmate, Matt Hills.  Headed up by Damon McCoy, Raisin will feature many alumni musicians.  The evening will have many guest musicians including the legendary Chris Cotruvo, as will Dave Stewart and Kris Carter.  It promises to be an evening that will never be forgotten.  Admission is free.

The big event is Saturday, July 21 at the IDES Hall, and the doors will open at 3 p.m. for those who like to arrive early... the calm before the storm!  We do have a dress theme, and are asking attendees to wear the school colors, orange, white and black, whether it be dressy or casual.  We will have many teachers in attendance as well.  Great music, a stellar buffet and more surprises than we care to mention will be in store for attendees that night.  We will also have our official house photographer, Mr. Billy Passero of Superstar Photo Services in attendance to take professional photographs of alumni during all three days of the event. 

Sunday will round out the weekend with a low-key brunch at at the south end of town at 11:00 a.m.

There are other events planned for the weekend, such as a golf reunion team, and a surprise on Saturday that hasn't been revealed to the public yet.  All up to the minute announcements can be found on our website. We will be updating that site until the weekend of the event with the latest information on the reunion.

You will find on our website a list of all ticket holders that will be in attendance, the shuttle route for our free shuttle that will operate on July 21 from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m, as well as hotel booking information.  Suzanne Gravelle is our official reunion hotel booking manager.

The event will also be a fundraiser for the Cabrillo Education Fund.  They will have a small table at the event itself and we encourage attendees to donate generously to this worthy organization.

This promises to be a party this town will soon not forget.

Ticket availability: Though the event is sold out, we can sell more tickets if there are cancellations. If you would like to still buy a ticket, call Mark Center a at 951-764-3786.

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