Classes of 1963 - 2012
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WHS Digitized '68-'71 Choral Albums Now Available
Rick Moore and Donnelly Fenn are very glad to announce that the digitization of the 4 two-record album sets from ’68 – ’71 are nearly completed. All 100+ songs are now on one CD as MP3 files.
Contact Rick Moore at: firstname.lastname@example.org for payment & delivery info. Or message me on FB that you are interested and want to be part of making this happen.
Several singers from those years already have contacted Rick to request copies. Our original recording engineer, Wes Dooley of Audio Engineering Associates in Pasadena, has digitized and cleaned-up the recordings to the highest quality standards.
All proceeds collected will go entirely to cover the cost of digitizing and distributing the music to those persons that have contributed, with any addition monies contributed to the WHS Choral Music Program. We need your help to pass the word along to those with whom you may still be in touch.
Here's what one ex-singer had to say:
"Just spent a wonderful morning listening to the CD I just got of the 72 and 73 recordings, and sharing it with my daughter and granddaughter. I thought it was just my imagination and fond memories.as to how good our choir and choral groups sounded: but my daughter just keeps saying, this is so good, these voices are so beautiful. Thanks again for the memories and all you gave to all of your students at West."
Donnelly Fenn & Rick Moore (Class of ’80)
Here's a little stroll down Memory Lane...
West High School
20401 Victor Street
Torrance, CA 90503
BROWN & GOLD
Opened in September, 1962. (45 acres obtained in 1959 for $703,000).
Additions in 1963, 1967, 1968, 1974. Reinforced concrete, 240,562 sq. ft., 9 buildings, 92 classrooms.
Construction cost: $7,238,000.
Serves area bounded by 190th Street, Hawthorne, Sepulveda and west city boundary.
Peak enrollment: 2,692 in 1976. Solar gym and other additions completed, 1976 at cost of $1,308,000.
Remember the school newspaper, Smoke Signals? Here's a link to today's online version- http://whssmokesignals.com/
Salty breezes sweeping o'er us.
Cries of gulls and terns on high.
Purple cast of distant mountains,
On the far horizon lie.
Hearts united in one purpose,
Hands clasped strongly in one tie,
We salute our Alma Mater,
Staunch defenders of West High.
Ken Myers - '63