2018 Singing Auditorium
Following in the glories of past Singing Auditoriums, we invite Beckites and their spouses, or significant others, to come together for another grand song-fest in the Old Auditorium on Friday, April 27th, 2018 from 7:15 until 8:45 p.m. with Registration starting at 6pm.
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Doug Petch & Jackie Blackwell
Co-Chairs Beck Singing Auditorium Committee
2017 Singing Auditorium
‘So We’ll Sing Our Songs, Just One More
For Those Old Beck Pals of Mine’
Following in the glories of past Singing Auditoriums, we invite Beckites and their spouses, or significant others, to come together for another grand song-fest in the Old Auditorium on Friday, May 5th, 2017.
Last April, around 170 graduates of the best school in Canada joined together to raise their voices in song, and greet old friends. Under the excellent direction of Marg (Johnston) Polishuk, old chestnuts such as ‘My Buddy’, ‘On the Road To Mandalay’, ‘Edelweiss’, and of course the ‘Beck Fight Song’ rang through the auditorium and adjacent hallways. It was a night to behold!
And so, again, on Friday, May 5th, from 7:15 until 8:45 p.m., we’ll join Margie and accompanist Martha Upton in 90 minutes of song, followed by an hour or so of meeting and catching up with friends in the school cafeteria, where light refreshments will be available.
Our program will feature some Glee Club songs, perhaps a couple of Gilbert & Sullivan choruses, a quartet, and other additions to an updated song list. It should be a blast!
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (Front doors only!) for registration and an hour or so of meeting former students and teachers, and reacquainting ourselves to the ‘old school’, before heading to the auditorium for the songfest.
Our charge of $5.00 per person will just cover our costs for the event. Please have the exact change available, to speed up the registration process.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW – Friday, May 5, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. at the Old School.
We’ll be looking for you there.
Please pass this information to other Beck grads you are in touch with, so no one is left out.
Chair, Singing Auditorium Committee
Next Singing Auditorium on April 29th, 2016
There will be another SABCI Singing Auditorium on Friday, APRIL 29TH, 2016 in the Beck Auditorium, now the Thames Valley School Board building. Registration will begin in the front lobby at 6:30 PM; please bring $5. The front lobby area will be available for those who wish to “meet and greet” your friends. Program will begin at 7:00 PM when the doors will be locked. Get there early! Relive a Beck Singing Auditorium by joining fellow Spartans in “The Auditorium”. Following, there will be time to catch up with your fellow Spartans in the “old cafeteria”. Light refreshments will be provided. Gather up those old pictures, programs, uniforms, etc. and bring them along to our musical reunion. Your items will enable all of us to take a trip down Beck’s memory lane. SPARTANS, mark APRIL 29TH, 2016 on your calendar and plan on attending – partners and guests are most welcome. Beck Alumni can view the Beck website at: http://www.jaba.net/beckcollegiate/ While you are there, update your contact information at the Roll Call page so you can get more by email. Hope to see you there. Merv. Burgard, Class of 1955.
Singing Auditoriuim for April 24th, 2015 has been cancelled.
Folks, sorry to say that because of a number
of folks not being available for April 24th,
and some illness that has affected the
presence of others, I am calling a halt to
this year’s S.A.
Jim will be sending a mass e-mail out to his list of 1800 Beck grads to advise them of this cancellation, and I will send a note to LFP’s Reader To Reader rescinding the article that appeared just this week-end.
And since we had already booked and paid for the April 24th date with the TVDSB, I will try to either recoup these funds, or apply them to next year’s date, which by my reckoning will be April 29th. If you have problems with that date, please let me know by return e-mail. I’ll wait a couple of days before contacting the Board.
If you have told friends and acquaintances about the April 24th date, please contact them and set them straight.
Next Singing Auditorium on April 24th, 2015
The next singing auditorium is fast approaching. See my letter in the London Free Press Saturday edition - Reader To Reader. There will be another reunion for the Sir Adam Beck Collegiate Institute Singing Auditorium on April 24th in the Beck auditorium, now the Thames Valley District school board building. Registration will begin in the front lobby at 6:30 p.m. so come early. The lobby will also be available for those who wish to meet and greet friends. The program begins at 7 p.m. Following, there will be time to catch up with your fellow Spartans in the old cafeteria. Light refreshments will be provided. We plan to have the usual area for Beck memorabilia in the cafeteria. Gather up those old pictures, programs, uniforms, yearbooks etc. and bring them along to our musical reunion. Partners and guests are most welcome. Beck alumni can view the website at www.beckcollegiate.ca. While you are there, update your contact information at the Roll Call page so you can get more by e-mail. Hope to see you there.
Class of 1955
March 20, 2014
1. Next singing auditorium scheduled for Friday May 16th, 2014 at 6:00pm. More Info
2. News about the website. More Info
Copyright London This Week 18 August, 2004
Copyright London Free Press 16 August, 2004
Jun 20 - 2004
After 1965 no group photos were taken of graduating classes. We have added
photo albums from the year books for the years 1966 to 1969 to the Class
14 Nov 03On the 'old school' page we have a photo of the front of the school
before expansion and we have a floor plan of the school after
expansion. Can anyone with a good memory draft up a floor plan before expansion? Can anyone contribute a photo of the front of the school after expansion? The floor plans are good for revisiting the school that we knew so well so long ago.
3 Nov 03 Help! We need assistance to identify people for the years 1950 and 1954. Check the photos, and help us to identify the 'unknowns'. And if you know their whereabouts, we could really use that info, too! Send to Doug Petch - 1580 Adelaide St. N., PH-A London, ON N5X 2L5 Phone - (519) 672-1088 e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Oct 03 Do you have a 'WHO'S WHO' book from the following school years ... 1955-56, 1957-58, 1958-59 and 1959-60? If so, please contact Bonnie Spencer-Beer to help her find names of non-graduates who attended Beck at that time. Contact: Bonnie at email@example.com or 453-7229
21 Sept 03 Where is the Key Club? Send us stuff!
18 Sept 03 We need material for the website from your year. 1950 - 1969.
Photos or images should be accompanied by descriptive text in the e-mail.
If you wish to post news on the reunion website please e-mail text to webmaster@BeckCollegiate.ca. Please include your name at the end if you wish to be credited.