Ilion Alumni All-Classes/Sesquicentennial Mega-Reunion

HOMECOMING WEEKEND!

October 11, 12, 13 - 2002

Schedule for Reunion

Herkimer County Community College, in Herkimer NY, HAS been booked, by the Alumni Reunion Committee, for the Friday evening JamFest and for the Saturday Evening Multi-Party Celebrations! You must be PRE-registered for the reunion and 21 years of age or older to attend the HCCC events and NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

Wednesday October 9

    6 - 9 pm: Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium - Registration Packet pickups You will need your registration packet to get your tickets for the events being held at Herkimer County Community College, (Jamfest and Saturday parties) and tickets for the Friday night football game at Ilion High. You may need to show some form of identification to pick up your personal packet for yourself. Tickets for any guests, for which you also paid a registration fee, will be included in your personal packet.

Thursday October 10

    1 - 4 pm: Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium - Alumni Art Show and Registration Packet pickups - Contact Mary Fifield Lupinski '47, at - 315-894-4176, if you would like to submit your artwork for display in the Alumni Art Show.

    1 - 9 pm: Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium - Registration Packet pickups You will need your registration packet to get your tickets for the events being held at Herkimer County Community College, (Jamfest and Saturday parties) and tickets for the Friday night football game at Ilion High. You may need to show some form of identification to pick up your personal packet for yourself. Tickets for any guests, for which you also paid a registration fee, will be included in your personal packet.

    4:30 pm: Ilion Girls Soccer Tournament - South Fifth Avenue field - Ilion vs. Little Falls

Friday October 11

    1 - 5 pm: Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium - Alumni Art Show and Registration Packet pickups

    5:30 - 11 pm: - Registration Packet pickups - Herkimer County Community College Campus - Ilion Alumni Registration Tent

    About 5:30 pm: - HomeComing Parade Downtown up to High School - join in or be a spectator!

    Pep Band: - Students, former teachers and Ilion alumni are welcome to play with the Ilion High Pep Band during the Mega Reunion Weekend Homecoming parade and football game. For more information on participating, please call the Ilion High Music Department (315)895-7471 ext 229

    6:30 pm: Homecoming Reunion Welcome & Special Recognition Ceremony - Football Field - High School

    7 pm: Homecoming Football game Ilion vs. Jordan-Elbridge - Football game under the lights (admission to football game included in reunion registration fee and included in registration packet)

    Friday Evening - "Alumni All-Star JamFest" - Co-sponsored by Chip's Service Station - Ilion Rock 'N Roll Bomber Bands perform for one-of-a-kind jam sessions. BEVERAGES MAY NOT BE TAKEN OUT OF THE DESIGNATED PARTY AREAS! ANYONE TAKING BEER OR WINE OUTSIDE THE PARTIES WILL BE MADE TO LEAVE THE HCCC CAMPUS ENTIRELY!

    Cash Bar - Beer, Wine and Soda

    Pizza by the slice sold in HCCC cafeteria

    We are attempting to reach alumni who were in dance/rock bands during their high school career and give them the opportunity to team up with their fellow band members to perform a bit at the reunion. It will be up to you to notify your individual members of your intention.Sound equipment and lighting will be provided with the exception of your own stage gear. For example guitars, drums, amps, etc. Each group will perform approximately one hour or more depending on the response. At the end of the night, we plan on having a "Jam" headed by Stevie Rigo and have all those interested, on stage, at the same time, to play to popular tunes like "Johnny Be Good", "Louie Louie", etc…. It would be a terrific moment to add to Ilion High's great history. (Alumni All Star JamFest Contacts - Rick DeJohn '69 & Steve Rigo '70). Bands already agreeing to perform are indicated by * in the list below. (** Indicates some original members backed up by other musicians)

      Six Hour Bomber Rocktober/Jamfest - Band Line-up/Schedule Performance Times

      6 - 6:45......Flip Side (alias "AXIS")
      7 - 7:45......Carmond Brickfield Band
      8 - 8:45......The Honeybush Brothers
      9 - 9:45......The Boss V (reuniting Jon Seymour, Steve Castle & Herkimer native Dorr Looman)
      10-10:45......The Stevie Rigo Band
      11 - Midnight..........The "All-Star JAM".....

    Revisit alumni bands with some photos provided by Joe Rossi '68.

    Band Links and Photos

    Legends       The Corner Store       The Boss V **       The Mercy Side Five **      
    Flip Side (aka Axis in th 70s) *      The Honeybush Brothers *       The Carmond Brickfield Band*
    The Stevie Rigo Band *      Showtime

 

Saturday October 12

    9 am - Mega-Reunion Golf Tournament - Doty's Golf Course, Ilion, NY - Entry restricted to those who have paid and registered for the Mega-Reunion. Contact Gary Cagwin 315-725-3564 or Pete Doty at Doty's Golf Course - 315-894-2860 at 1804 Barringer Road, Ilion NY to register. (The IHS Mega-Reunion Golf Tournament will be held on Sat. Oct.12th at Doty's Golf Course, Ilion,NY. The Touranment is 18 Holes and is a 2-Person Scramble formatbeginning at 9 am. The entry fee is $25 and includes greens fees, skins, lunch at the turn and prizes. There is going to be only a limited number of golfers, so register early to be assured of getting in.)

    11 am - Ilion Boys Soccer Tournament Ilion plays at 1 pm - Location - Philips Street - Diss Field - no charge for admission.

    1 pm - School Tours/Historical Displays - Tours of Ilion's new school facilities

    1 pm - High School Cafeteria Refreshments - Ilion Girls Field Hockey Fundraiser - Coffee/Tea/Soda and Baked Goods for sale to benefit the Ilion Girls Field Hockey Teams. Stop by to visit with teachers, alumni and friends before and after tours.

    1 - 5 pm: History Display School History Display and Memorabilia Sale (sample merchandise - Sesquicentennial brochure, T-Shirts, local artwork, mugs, mousepads).

    5:30 - Registration Packet pickups - Herkimer County Community College Campus - Ilion Alumni Registration Tent

 

Saturday October 12 - Evening - CASUAL Dress - Dance Celebrations, to be held at Herkimer County Community College campus in Herkimer NY -

    Must be 21 YEARS or OLDER - No Minors will be allowed entrance even if accompanied by a guardian - (Other venue may be setup for alumni under 21 years of age, at a different location, if enough graduates in that age group are interested) BEVERAGES MAY NOT BE TAKEN OUT OF THE DESIGNATED PARTY AREAS! ANYONE TAKING BEER OR WINE OUTSIDE THE PARTIES WILL BE MADE TO LEAVE THE HCCC CAMPUS ENTIRELY!


    NON-REFUNDABLE admission price - $50 per person as of August 1
    Admission Price includes admission to football game, addmision to SIX HOURS of Rock 'N Roll Bomber shows during the Friday night Alumni Band JamFest ANDadmission to the Saturday Dance Celebrations at HCCC.

    NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE HCCC DOORs!

    *** Submit your Official Reunion Registration Form with payment NOW.

    (Cost of ticket covers admission to Friday night 6 HOUR Alumni Jamfest (6 hours of dancing and entertainment) AND Saturday Evening Parties. Ticket price helps cover reunion expenses - correspondence, publicity, insurance, facilities, tents and equipment rentals, entertainment, refreshments, security, custodial, etc..)

    Plenty of Free Parking

    Handicapped Accessible

    Hors d'oeuvres (available first 2 hours of each party) - Dinner will NOT be served

    Cash Bars - Beer, Wine and Soda

    Dress - Casual

    Multiple Bands for Entertainment and Dancing - You can move from party to party all night long. Bands booked include:

    1930s/1940s/early 50s
    7 pm - 11 pm

    Stan Colella Orchestra - Big Band Sound - Firmly BOOKED by Reunion Committee

    "More than 100 musicians have passed through the ranks of the Stan Colella Orchestra since it was founded in 1972. Over the years, the17-piece big band has entertained presidents, governors, Olympic athletes, brides and grooms, two Sammy Awards audiences and thousandsof ballroom dancers across the state. The orchestra specializes in swing era standards, but remains current by working up arrangements of today's popular music, hit ballads,show tunes and dance craze numbers like the Electric Slide and the Chicken Dance."

    1950s/1960s
    8 pm - midnight

    The Neverly Brothers Band - The Fab-Five - Firmly BOOKED
    (think Beatles, Stones, Kinks - Yea, Yea, Yeahhhh!)

    "Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin first performed together in 1977 in the CNY-based power pop band, The Flashcubes. They headlined throughout the Northeast, and shared the stage with the Ramones, the Police, the Romantics and Joe Jackson, to name a few. The Cubes released two 45's that have been reissued nationally on several sampler albums & CD's on Bomp, Big Deal and Rhino." In the 80s they were the rock trio (Neverly Brothers Band) and recently they perform as a five-piece British Invasion tribute band (Fab Five)

    1970s/1980s/1990s
    8 pm - midnight
    Classified SEE THEIR NEW WEB SITE/HEAR THEM PLAY - Firmly BOOKED by Reunion Committee
          (Utica/Rome based 9 Piece Band - lots of brass - think Chicago, Sly & The Family Stone - Previously played Ilion Days Summer Festival)

 

Sunday October 13

    8 am - Noon: Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser to restore the Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium and dedicate it as the "Veteran's Memorial Auditorium". Location - Ilion Elks Lodge

    1 pm: Drawing for the Remington Arms Sesquicentennial Model 870 Pump Shotgun Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium - Drawing for the Remington Arms Special "One Of A Kind" Sesquicentennial Model 870 Pump Shotgun

    1 pm: Alumni Art Show Ilion Municipal Building Auditorium - Alumni Art Show

 

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