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.  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. Program to follow.

Many or you will remember the fun times we shared at “The Cow”  after sock hops, basketball games & football games – we have reconnected with Margo Smith & Ice Cream will be the “Order of the Day”!!!!!!  We hear she is bringing some memorabilia of "The Cow".  Look for her near the ice cream in the cafeteria.
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.
Bonnie Spencer-Beer has kindly offered to create a Beck Music CD – BY ADVANCE ORDER ONLY -  The cost is only $5.00 and you can get more information HERE.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW – Friday, April 27th, 2018.  – Registration is 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.

A REQUEST – VOLUNTEERS – IF YOU CAN HELP LET JACKIE KNOW eMail her at: jackieblackwell@rogers.com

  • Registration Desk
  • Cafeteria
  • Slide Presentation

Doug Petch & Jackie Blackwell
Co-Chairs Beck Singing Auditorium  Committee

 Singing Auditoriums

Glee Club Reunion 2004 - Pictures, Video and Songs

"No Man Is an Island" one of Beck's favourites:
sung by the Beck Choir (video loading, be patient),
sung by the Singers Club of Cleveland


   Singing Auditorium 2003

Whether it be a desire to re-visit one's youth - or
another reason - many people wanted to revive the
Singing Auditorium - and kept saying "We should".
Sandy [Baptie] Sydorko decided to make this dream
come true for all of us dreamers.

So on April 15, 2000 it became a reality. With the
help of Stu Cunningham [who found the words for the
'old' songs and made slides] and other people who got
the word out, the evening began to take shape. Gerald
Fagan, a former student and teacher at Beck, took the
role that Carl Chapman held for so long in Beck's
musical history. With finesse, humour and enthusiasm,
he filled his shoes well. This evening was so
successful that a second Singing Auditorium was held
eighteen months later on September 21, 2001 .... and
then again eighteen months later on March 28, 2003.
Various pianists tinkling the keys for these musical
nights were: Donna [Steinback] Rahn, Martha [Martin]
Upton, Linda [Issac] Wray and at times, Gerald's wife
Marlene. Mr. Wil Rice, a much beloved former teacher
and coach at Beck, took the baton and lead us in
'Burgundy' and 'Road To Mandalay' and received a
standing ovation. It began to look like this would
happen every eighteen months - and it will again ...
at the reunion for students in the 1950-1969 era. Will
we see you there?

Wil Rice - leading the singing of "The Road To Mandalay"
He received a standing ovation.

Singing Auditorium   30 April 2010

Another nostalgic evening that my wife Sheila (not from Beck) and I enjoyed immensely.

Seeing many friends again, including Bonnie Bell and Gerry Fagan, made it even more memorable.

I hope that some young folks pick up the Spartan torch and help to carry it forward!

Thanks to the Jamieson family, Jim Cash, Fred Symons and everyone else who organized this special event.

Merv Burgard



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