Class of ’70

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Come one, come all – and bring your dancing shoes!

From Bill Hall:

Hi, Classes of 1970! I would like everyone to know that you & yours are invited to attend our 2nd Band Players Reunion over Memorial Day Weekend, 2010, at the CHA ‘Rec’.

Guests are welcome to hang around all weekend if they wish, but the big concert/party day is Sunday May 30th, from noon until midnight. Lunch, dinner, and drinks are all on us (a few of the players).

The musicians will assemble on Friday, and practice all day Saturday for the Sunday concert. Guests are also invited for Saturday and Saturday night, when we’ll be serving drinks only, no food.

Last year, some people were also hangin’ out on Friday night as well. There was a good crowd for the practice concert Saturday in 2009 (if you don’t mind hearing songs repeated the next day).

Who's playing?

Some of this year's expected performers from those old 60's bands include:

Bumpy Disston, Tom Trapnell, Paul Klinefelter, Sam Scott, Charlie Thompson, Carl Norris, Rob Pilling, Steve Pearson, Jay Emlen, Tom Stone, David Lindy, Bill Hall, Barry Shannon, Jimmy Disston, Nicky Irwin, my sister Leslie and her husband Denny (Maniac '83) among others, like George Wallace (Central '70). See below for a list of all the former musical groups represented by these players.

Classic rock from the 60's era plus some originals are on our menu, along with Roller's Catering of Chestnut Hill. Last year, our peers had as much fun as their children did, and a few of the musicians' moms were in the house.

Hope to see you during the CHA/SS reunion weekend May 7th & 8th, but would also love if you can make it to the 2010 Rock’n Roller, affectionately known as Rugapalooza #2. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Best, Rug.

Where's the "Rec"?

Albert B. Conkey Center for the Performing Arts, Valley Green Road, Chestnut Hill. See Google map below.

Suggested parking

School security will be directing guests to The Wissahickon Skating Club's parking area.

Related links

2009 Band Reunion DVDs and soundtrack CDs for sale from Apogee Video Productions.
Flickr slideshow of 2009 Band Reunion.
Picasa web album of Conkeystock/Rugapalooza 2009.
A testimonial from Tom Trapnell '68.


Musical Groups Represented

  • Acadia Choral Society
  • Acappellago
  • The Ambladesh Players
  • Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Diane Barry Plus 3
  • The Belairs
  • Biohazard (Phila)
  • Blue Dogs
  • The Bluelight Special
  • The Breed
  • Chadds Ford Winery Blues & Jazz Festivals
  • The Chestnut Hill Academy Band
  • The Chestnut Hill Academy Brass Ensemble
  • The Chestnut Hill Academy Christmas Band
  • The Chestnut Hill Academy Glee Club
  • The Chestnut Hill Academy Marching Band
  • The Chestnut Hill Academy Octet
  • Chestnut Hill Academy Players
  • Citadel
  • Classic Woodies
  • Cold Spring Creamery
  • Lee Conrad's Band
  • Crowfield
  • The Cycle
  • Darkside
  • The Eddie Davis Orchestra
  • Johnny Defrancesco Power Trio
  • Diminished Triad
  • The Disstones
  • The Doctors
  • Eastern Atlanta Elementary Bands
  • Emlen & Co.
  • Endless Mountain Music Festival
  • The Escorts
  • Fabulous Gigsters
  • Mike Falcone Quartet
  • Fate
  • First Light
  • First Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Choir
  • First Presbyterian Church of Germantown Choir
  • Flute Punch
  • Flyin' Blind
  • Flying Pyg
  • Free Moutain Standstill
  • Gallagher
  • The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
  • The Heartbeats (C Hill)
  • The Heartbeats
  • The Hobos
  • Hot Codlins
  • Hy Lit Record Hops
  • Iron Man Band
  • JD & The Juveniles
  • The J.S. Jenks School Orchestra
  • Terry Klinefelter Trio
  • Linda Z And Company
  • The Loophole Concerts
  • The Lunatic Fringe
  • MD & The Doctors
  • Manassas Junction
  • The Manchester Drive
  • Market Square Concerts
  • Mass Confusion
  • Matinee Musicale Club
  • Melisma
  • The Memphis/Motown Revue
  • Mount Desert Summer Chorale
  • NRG
  • The Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Nashville Philharmonic Flute Orchestra
  • Next Generation Festival
  • The Noodles
  • The Orange Ell Concerts
  • Overstood
  • Ozone
  • The Parrots
  • Philadelphia Chamber Chorus Orchestra
  • Philly
  • The Reese Project
  • Ridge Ave. United Methodist Church Praise Band
  • Roamin' Fourum
  • Joey Roberts
  • Rome Festival Orchestra
  • Gerry Romig Orchestras
  • The Scott Romig Band
  • San Jose Jazz Festival
  • Andy Scott & The Scottsmen
  • Scotty Blue Trio
  • Section V
  • The Shadows
  • Shadow Fax
  • Silver Slipper Slugs
  • Sledd
  • Soul Society
  • Soul Train
  • The Spinners
  • The Springside School Glee Club
  • St. Martin's Episcopal Church Choir
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir
  • The Stylistics
  • Surpassion
  • Sunshine Express
  • Syre
  • Ron Thomas Trio
  • Three Days
  • Twinn River Band
  • Wednesday Mourning
  • Weekend Squires
  • West Chester University Jazz Festival
  • Windfall
  • Wire 'n Wood
  • Witness
  • Ying Quartet
  • Yours, Mine & Ours