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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Penn State Altoona has posted a slide show by Jared Frederick detailing a lot about the history of Altoona.  If you're interested click the link (it's about 50 minutes long). 

A History of Altoona


 

Relatives who have passed recently:

Our deepest sympathies to classmate Carleton (Chip) Good and his family and friends on the passing of his mother:

Good


Our deepest sympathies to classmate Thomas Dionis, his wife Marsha, and his family and friends on the passing of his daughter:


From the Altoona Mirror Obituaries (September 29, 2020)

Here we go again!

AAHS CLASS OF 1970 - "50th+1" Reunion

The Reunion Committee is pleased to announce our initial plans for our "50th+1" Reunion.

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021 (one night only)

Place: Bavarian Hall, Altoona

The Committee is currently evaluating some options for a family friendly activity on Sunday, August 1, however, the coronavirus will not allow us to finalize any details probably until early 2021.  Stay tuned for more details!


 

VIDEOS...VIDEOS...VIDEOS

Check out our new videos page (click here).  Thanks to Larry Callan for finding these videos on the High School and Roosevelt.  Feel free to recommend other videos that you think the class might find interesting.


 

We've begun our planning for our "50th+1" Reunion (has it really been that long?)!  It is always our hope to make this gathering as affordable as possible for EVERYONE in the Class of 1970.  If you are able and willing to contribute to the cause please click here and scroll down below the donations list.  We can accept both checks and credit cards.  All donations are welcome.  We'll do our best to recognize each and every one!  Thanks in advance for your help.


 


We just received word of an upcoming new CD Release featuring the music of deceased classmate, Steve Prosser.  The album is in pre-release, but will be available soon at cdbaby.  Depending on interest, we may be able to secure a discount on the CD (currently at $20.00/ea).  If you're interested, please contact me at info@aahs1970.com and I will follow up to see what we can work out.

Below is the press release from singer Kris Adams (with her permission):



On Her 4th Album “We Should Have Danced”, Kris Adams Sings the Music of Steve Prosser

Available October 15, 2018

Pre-Release Show: Cornelia Street Cafe, September 4

 

                            

Jazzbird Records is proud to announce the October 15th release of Kris Adams’ long-awaited fourth album We Should Have Danced: The Music of Steve Prosser. Featuring Adams’ original lyrics and arrangements by pianist Tim Ray, We Should Have Danced is a deeply personal, poignant collection of music featuring the compositions of the late Steve Prosser, Adams’ former husband, for chamber jazz quartet. The release of We Should Have Danced will be celebrated on September 4th at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City.

Beloved and respected by so many, Prosser lived a remarkable life as a Berklee College of Music professor for over thirty years; a decade of which was spent helming the ear training department as its chairman. On campus, Prosser was known for his passionate teaching style, talented musicianship and his larger than life persona. Prosser and Adams met at Berklee in 1981 and married in 1987. Though they separated in 2006, they remained close friends. “Besides being a master teacher, Steve was a vocalist, composer, jazz pianist, lawyer and bird lover. He loved to have his ear training students transcribe bird songs. And he and I had a running joke around the house. He would quiz me on which bird song we were hearing in the yard. Music was everything to him. Composing and arranging was something he loved to do but didn’t have the desire to put his music out there. But I loved his music so making this CD is my gift to him,” says Adams.

After Prosser’s passing in 2012, Adams came across a folder titled “Songs for CD” amongst the items left behind for her. Inside was a trove of Steve’s original music with many of the tunes having been written during their 19 year marriage. Inspired in some cases by Prosser’s poetry and in other cases, by the melodies themselves, Adams wrote lyrics to some of her favorites which then were arranged by Tim Ray. “My mind was filled with images and emotions, searching to put into words what I felt from the music that he wrote,” says Adams. Bassist Paul Del Nero and flautist Fernando Brandão were then added to enrich the project.

Standout tracks include the autobiographical album opener “Prophecy”, which tells of the couples’ first meeting, the poignant “Summer Moon Above", which features lyrics pulled from Prosser’s original poem “Less Than Nothing” and the hauntingly beautiful album closer “Without You”, which Prosser originally titled “For Kris”. Funny and quirky, Prosser titled one song “Mumbling” which Adams retitled “Imaginings” after writing the lyric. All of the songs were retitled by Adams except for the title track, “We Should Have Danced”.

Four years in the making, “We Should Have Danced” is a poignant and commemorative body of music that  not  only  celebrates  the  genius  of  Steve  Prosser  but  the  palpable  love  of  these  two  creative musicians.

“Simply put, this is the story of our lives lived together”.

                          

Steve Prosser

About Kris Adams:

Kris Adams began singing at an early age having grown up in a music loving family. Her grandfather played organ by ear and her mother played piano. Kris began singing on stage in a touring children’s theater as a young teenager and had her first professional gigs at the age of 19 in Connecticut, singing in a latin-jazz band that the late saxophonist Tom Chapin was a member of.

Kris left Hartford to attend Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. She released her first CD, “This Thing Called Love” in 1999 and her second, “Weaver of Dreams” in 2002. Both were collaborations with pianist/arranger, Steve Prosser. She recorded her third disc, "Longing" in collaboration with trumpeter/arranger, Greg Hopkins. Kris has shared the stage with Joe Lovano, Wayne Escoffery, Lee Musiker, Cameron Brown, Billy Drummond, Bill Pierce, Harvie S, Jay Leonhart and Michelle Hendricks.

Kris is currently  on faculty  at   Berklee and is author of the book "Sing Your Way Through Theory" (Hal Leonard).  She has performed and given clinics in New England, New York, Los Angeles, Brazil, Germany and Italy,  at the Fara Sabina  Jazz Festival  alongside  Jonathan Kreisberg,  Kevin Hays,  Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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