If you can't identify all the band members (and Mr.
Edmunds) in this photo, then you should have been there!
THE LUNCHEON was on
Saturday, July 17, 2004, at 11:30 AM. We had 15 or so Grenadier Band alumni
at a lunch with JOHN EDMUNDS! That's
right, our beloved leader, teacher, taskmaster, eraser-thrower,
and head-thumper joined us at lunch, and again that
night at the big reunion bash! We got to once again spend time with the man
who had such a great impact on all our lives.
IF YOU WEREN'T
THERE this year, you definitely should make plans to be
there NEXT YEAR! We're already working on putting together
another CHS Band Reunion Lunch. This one will (probably) be on
Saturday around noon on July 16, 2005. This is because the Grand
Grenadier Gathering reunion of all 1960's-era students
is traditionally held on the third Saturday in July. So we may
as well double up with them..
A SUMMARY REPORT of
the luncheon is being put together right now. As soon as all the
participants okay it (or at least don't scream in protest),
we'll try to make it available here for your review.
TELL ME WHAT YOU
THINK. I'd like to put together a series of pages about all
our old band friends and make it available to everyone. We could
either do this on the web (I could put it right here on this
website, with a password to get in), or we could publish it as
an e-book. Or, if people were interested in spending the money,
we could do it as a sort of actual paper-based yearbook. But I
think it would be great to be able to read what we've all done
over our lives, who our families are now, what we've been doing
with music, what some of our best memories are from band days,
and to see a lot of pictures of you from then up to now. Please
let me know if you think this is a good idea, and we'll see what
we can do over the next year.
This is really
exciting, and I'm looking forward to seeing you all there
(again?) next year.
-- DPM --