SYB's 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert in William Land Park.
SYB's 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert in William Land Park.
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Christian Rittmann
Sales www.timsbis.com Committed Relationship 2 1991-1998 Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone, Percussion
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Patrick Harris
Married 4 1979 Trombone
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Robert Hale
retired school teacher dukeofwail.com Married 3 1964-65? alto clarinet Guitar, harmonica, pedal steel guitar, autoharp. Film and television credits with pedal steel and harmonica. Radio and television announcer and producer in 4 states and 2 foreign countries. 10 years elementary school teacher.
I had been studying Bb clarinet with Russ Kline, at the Franklin house, for a while when he invited me to join the youth band. He provided the alto clarinet for me to play, and offered a scholarship for me to join. 
One day we had an outdoor public performance, and in the few minutes before we took our seats, I stood near a group of guys in the band. I was new and didn't say much, but wanted to associate with other older band members. One of them spotted me and started badgering me with questions like "What are you doing here? Do you think you are cool, or something?" Startled by the barage, I just stood there with no answer.
I was tall for my age and this mouthy shorter boy walked up and punched me in the nose, causing a nosebleed that ran all over my white shirt.
Parents quickly stepped in and whisked me off to a public park restroom to rinse my shirt and get me ready to perform. Russ was probably not even aware of all this at the time. I played the concert in a wet white shirt under my maroon tux coat, face still buzzing from the blow of the fist.
Later I learned that the bully's family was a generous donor to the band, but I was dismissed from the group for "fighting." No inquiry, no witnesses, no questions asked. If the bully recieved any dicipline, I never learned of it.
I learned that Russ Kline "followed the money."
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Mark Tilton
college professor Committed Relationship 6
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RON FEELEY (DEWOLFE)
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Computing Architect 1968-1971 clarinet Bachelor and Master in composition and music theory; Film Composing Certificate; Composer-in-Residence Fellow at Univ. or Oregon; Won numerous MTNA composer awards; My work includes orchestral, chamber, ballets and short films. I was a midi engineer for Microsoft's Windows 95. Not enough talent to make serious scratch, so I got degrees in computers and IT. Admitted to American Mensa. Music is fun! Technology is boring~
Lots of fun! Met great friends!  Best time was performing in a bedroom for a kid our age who was dying of cancer.  Had a blast in the Swing'n Senators playing "Hail to the Chief" for Gov. Reagan at his outdoor spiels. Can't get Black Saddle cadence out of my head! Send RON a MessageSend RON a Message
Dennis De Cuir
lawyer Married 2 1958-59 trombone Play the piano and sing with Toccata Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Incline Village. Toccata is touring Europe in April 2017. Concerts in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. There are a few extra seats on the bus. Let me know ASAP if you are interested in joining the tour as a booster. $2350 land plus a $700 contribution to support the artists. Airfare will be quoted soon.
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Alisha Jurick (David)
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Budget Analyst Married 1 1995-2001 clarinet, alto sax College and musical theatre Drum major
I am so grateful for the years of friends, fun and mentors in SYB. Many thanks parent volunteers! Send Alisha a MessageSend Alisha a Message
Jerry Moralez
Married 6 1973-1980 trumpet A little
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Gary Hofer
Retired CIV/USAF 309th Software Maint. Group System Admin. Hill AFB Married 1965-1969 Bass Clarinet, Clarinet and Bass Drum
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Bob Frost
Musician/Repair Tech 1965, 1966, 1967 Trumpet Yes Repair tech, arranger
I really enjoyed my time in the band.  Russ was a gas, and Joe let me play in the jazz band. Favorite trip?  Disneyland by way of Santa Cruz!

Srrongest memory?  Did we march to a tune called Black Saddle?  Sounds right anyway.  
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