We had a fantastic reunion in 2016 and would like to consider one for 2021 (45th reunion!!) If you are interested then send a message!
Mission: To stay connected with the graduates of the 1976 graduating class of St. Andrew's Parish High School.
It was a joy to see Janice at our 40th reunion. She truly was filled with grace and joy.
hosting-16052.tributes.com Obituary, funeral and service information for Janice Myra Fanning from Charleston, South Carolina. Funeral services by J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel .
[03/23/17] Just out of curiosity, would you post the city where you presently live ...?
St. Andrews High School Class of 1976 Reunion's cover photo
What a fun night!
[09/19/16] It's almost time! Reunion this coming weekend! Saturday Night, September 24th at the Folly Beach Pier and Lochlear's Restaurant-6:30pm - dress casual and comfortable. Be ready to enjoy stories of the past and share stories of your life; have fun with each other and laugh in the salt air! See you then- Go ROCKS!
[09/12/16] We have less than TWO WEEKS until our 40th High School Reunion! So far we have almost 50 of our classmates (and their guests) that will be attending with several more hoping to attend. HOWEVER we need YOUR help at locating more of our classmates. Please contact anyone and everyone that you know from our class and let them know: Saturday, September 24 at 6:30 at Locklear's (Folly Beach Pier). Everyone just pays for what they eat/drink! Would love a final count so please leave a comment on this page or a Private message!
History of the St. Andrew’s Parish High School ALMA MATER
Thanks to Steve Sopko ‘64
The music and many words of our Alma Mater came from a musical comedy called
"THE PRINCE OF PILSEN" which opened in Boston in 1902. The actual song was the
HEIDELBERG STEIN SONG from that score - but only the "REFRAIN" passage is our
entire Alma Mater (words adjusted).
The phrase in the song "HERE'S TO" repeatedly is what the Germans do when
standing around a piano, etc., to salute by hoisting their steins of beer - basically just
about anything you could think of ......... as .... each "HERE'S TO" got them another
large drink of beer from their steins.
As the story goes (pretty well substantiated) ----- Dennis Lee of the Classes of 64 and
65 and until his death in 2012 was owner of one of the biggest alcohol distributors in
Charleston - well, his father was with his father in Germany in/around the early '40's.
They fell for the taste of German Pilsner and thought they would arrange to have it
exported to Charleston and to their company. Also - they brought back a song they had
heard/sung in the pilsner houses and as Dennis Lee’s dad was in the first classes when
St. Andrew’s High was first formed - this refrain from the song was lifted, words were
adjusted and it became the Alma Mater.
Robert Blocker ’64, Dean of the Yale School of Music, used the actual music in the
attached original score to write the music sheets for the Yale Chous so as to be exactly
true to the original melody.
ST. ANDREW'S PARISH HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER
Here's to the land that gave us birth,
Here's to the flag she flies.
Here's to our sons, the best on earth,
Here's to her smiling skies.
Here's to our Alma Mater dear,
True as the stars above,
Here's to our faith and honor dear,
Here's to the school we love.
St. Andrew's School, St. Andrew's School,
We never shall forget.
The golden haze of student days
is 'round about us yet.
The days of yore will come no more,
But thru the future years
The thought of you, so good, so true ,
Will fill our eyes with tears.
The thought of you, so good, so true,
Will fill our eyes with tears
[08/29/16] We have a suggestion for having a Memorial Board at the reunion. I think it is a great idea! If you know of someone in our class that has passed on, bring a photo or two and anything you may want to say and we can post it at the reunion. If you know of someone but may not be able to come to the reunion or need help, let us know. You can send photos and notes to me, 742 Tallwood Road Chas, SC 29412
In trying to find our classmates to notify them of the reunion we are saddened to find that some have passed on. Just found this obituary for Pinkey Lockey: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?pid=153999668
legacy.com Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Pauline Lavone Lockey Reeves GAINESVILLE, GA - Pauline Lavone Lockey Reeves, 54, affectionately known as Pinkey, entered eternal rest on October 4, 2011 in her home after succumbing to a long-time
IMPORTANT UPDATE (please share)
Hi everyone… We hope your summer is going well. We wanted to update you on the Class of 76 Reunion plans. To date we have had approx. 25 responses to our Facebook messages regarding a September get together. Our plan is still to have a get together for those who are interested and can attend. We will be finalizing a restaurant type place within the next few weeks where we plan on meeting around 4pm on September 24th. If you haven’t done so, please forward this to those you may feel would like to attend.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Butch & Karen
Butch and I (Karen Sillivant Dilbeck) talked earlier and noted that the general consensus for a reunion weekend is September 23/24.
NOW, we need to find a place to gather informally--a place that we can be casual, chat and just hang out with each other for a few hours....possibly Saturday afternoon/early evening. If you know of such a place, please send a private message.
Also, we only have 29 people on this page. Since no one person is officially "LOOKING" for classmates, each of us needs to reach out to others...who do YOU keep up with....?
General vague consensus is that we are leaning towards September 23 weekend for a reunion. NOW we need a place (or a couple of places)
Suggestions...? (Jayne Johnson? Scott Ferguson? Ellen Lipton?)
So Butch--you know, the guy that we elected to be our senior class president when we were 16/17 years old...yeah him--well, after complaining that NO ONE told him when he was 17 that he'd be responsible for planning a 40th high school reunion, he revealed that he wouldn't be able to come in JUNE. Both of us agreed that a Saturday afternoon may be easiest to plan for and if it rolls into that evening it'd be great.
As we chatted we discussed having it the weekend of
September 23 -or- 30 so we could plan.
SO--let's take a consensus: JUNE or SEPTEMBER (or BOTH or NEITHER!)???
Also, if any of you would like to volunteer to organize this thing, it'd be great, as I live in Atlanta, Ga and only get back to Charleston 2-3 times a year. (Karen S)
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