Hello Amherst Central High School Alumni!
By now you should have received a mailing from the Alumni Office outlining the plans for the 85th All-Class Reunion, to be held this July 23rd thru July 25th. One of the events is an all-class choral reading event – scheduled for July 24th – noon to 3pm – continuing in the tradition of events held in 2000, 2005 and 2010.
You are receiving this e-mail because you have either attended or expressed interest in attending one or more of the prior events. As has been the case in 2000, 2005 and 2010, Walter Reitz (a very young 93 years old) will be participating as one of our directors. The event also includes a catered lunch. The entry fee is $35, which covers the lunch, custodial staff, building rental, music rental, piano tuning, etc. Any left over funds will be donated to the Alumni Association to fund things like scholarships.
Please respond via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know if you are interested. You will then receive a link to the Alumni Association sign-up site, where they will handle all registrations. Please respond in this manner so that we can get a decent count for music and lunches. There will be some selections for meals – and you will be contacted for your choices after you register.
We sincerely hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be another memorable event, where we sing for our own enjoyment, not as a performance for an audience. Not to worry if your site reading skills are not what they used to be. We have reached “critical mass” on site readers every time, leading everyone to believe that they are pretty hot stuff.
We will also be looking for volunteer directors, accompanists and music assembly and sorting volunteers (since the music is all borrowed from local music libraries) The assembly process will be at the school on Thursday the 23rd – and the resorting after the event on Friday the 24th.
We look forward to hearing from you and singing with you once again. If you have a significant other or friend who might like to join us, that is perfectly fine. We have had guests in the past from at least local churches and the Amherst Male Glee Club. Now that there is a local Alumni Chorus, led by Rosemary Dayton, we will undoubtedly have participation from them as well.
John Roberts (’64), Marilyn Obermeyer (’64), Lynn Phillips Ramsey (‘79)
For more on the 85th Anniversary of Amherst Central High School Celebration and to register, click here—>