Classes of 1963 - 2012
If your class is planning a reunion please let me know and we can add the info to the UPCOMING REUNIONS Page of this website. Ed Taylor 424-343-9555 - email@example.com
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Digitizing '63-'79 WHS Choral Albums
Calling all past Students of the West Torrance High School Choral Program
As many of you may recall, vinyl recording albums were made of selections from choral performances from years '63-'79. These were offered for sale to the singers, family and friends. It is now our goal to digitize these vinyl albums and make the music available to you.
We have an agreement with Wes Dooley of Audio Engineering Associates, the original Recording Engineer (www.ribbonmics.com), for the digitization and clean-up of the files to the highest quality standards. We are working backwards from the most current recordings and have already digitized the first 4 albums ’79, ’78, ’77 and ’76. We would like to offer them to you at a modest cost to cover the expense of the digitization and distribution effort, both as reimbursement for the '76-'79 expenditure and to fund the next '72-75 albums. No one is making any money off of this activity. 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 current WHS Choral Music Program.
Anyone who contributes will have access to ALL the files in the collection as they are made available. The cost to digitize 4 years’ worth of recordings (8 albums) is $800. We feel that a minimum fair price of $40 is a good place to start. If you are willing to contribute more than that amount, then the earlier albums will be digitized sooner.
In order for this program to succeed, we need your help to pass the word along to those you are still in contact with.
To communicate, we will be using this website, as well as my Facebook page www.facebook.com/donnelly.fenn
For details on payment and delivery, contact Rick Moore at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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