I am a black man living in Lewiston Id, Left SF. in 99 to start a new life coming back to visit in july like to see some people from school
Ida Corpuz (Capangpangan)
Kay Serrano (Carolino)
whats up Warriors,its been along time since we were together at Wilson.I joined the Air Force and went on to work in the Airline business.I still live in the area and went to the last reunion.I saw Lynn Katley yesterday and he looks great!
Never thought he would be a big game hunter!As for me every once in awhile I see a Warrior on the street and my mind races back to those great times!
Just had lunch with Rodney Hamlet and it was great remembering the good ole days!! Thanks to Lawrence Reese for the arrangement getting us together!
Life has been good to Rod and I, its great to know where we started and to see that our high school experience was a good foundtion to get us out into the real world! Not that Wilson was not the "real world". It was the seventies and all that! Hope to find some 73' & 74' yearbooks so that I could copy a couple of pics...any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Josie Ribero (Gristi)
Rodney Hamlet, Woodrow Wilson High, Class of 1975
From: Jazzman Lover
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:15 PM
Subject: Spring 1975 Graduation Class Students
Holiday Hashimoto-Vodros (Hashimoto)
Holiday Waits (Hashimoto)
Diane Brooks (Hatten)
A Conductor & Music Director of a (18 piece) Jazz Orchestra (six saxes, four trumpets, four trombones & rhythm section), a (28 piece) String Orchestra and a (35 voice) Jazz Chorus in Oakland. I have had the pleasure of creating these ensembles and working with so many wonderful people.
With the ability to chart music without a piano (born with perfect-pitch) and to score music for any type of ensemble and having the desire to continue my music career, I Plan to redo the whole thing in the Los Angeles area.
Since relocating to the Los Angeles area, I am getting ready to do it all over again.
Looking to start a whole new ensemble.
Once everything gets going, the big band will begin. The string orchestra and jazz chorus rehearsals are to be announced Oh, and I also found my second calling. I love performing stand-up comedy. Member of the San Francisco Musician's Union, Local, playing trumpet & piano, with engagements with the Circle Star Orchestra, accompanying acts i.e. Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Whispers, The Jackson, etc., etc., etc.
Co-composed, arranged and orchestrated music to an off-Broadway musical review titled "Big Sister".
Arranged and orchestrated music to a variety of music reviews in Las Vegas, accompanying noted stars like Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and other major celebrities.
Composed music and words to commercial jingles (for major products) "Levy Button-fly 501 Blues", "When the sun goes down the levy cords come out", "Got me a taste of the 501 blues", Princess Cruises, etc., etc., etc.
Freelancing musician, including playing cocktail piano at upscale hotels, including Hyatt Regency, Princess Cruises (Royal Princess in Alaska), various bands and ensembles. Pianist & Director of the children and youth choirs at the Doublerock Baptist Church in San Francisco.
Minister of Music (Music Director) at the Doublerock Baptist Church in San Francisco. Music Director and Conductor of an orchestra on Broadway titled "After Hours" in 1986.
Continued music education at the San Francisco State University (piano and contemporary Jazz composition) and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, (piano and conducting) Studied Jazz Piano technique privately under Odell Edwards, a Jazz Pianist and Composer. Influenced while learning organ technique from Rev. Victor Medearis and piano First Lady, Gladys Medearis, at the Doublerock Baptist Church in San Francisco. Pianist and Director of the Children and Youth Choirs at the Doublerock Baptist Church in San Francisco.
Also influenced by an early mentor Barbara Watkins, the original minister of music at the Doublerock Baptist Church in San Francisco. Lastly mentioned, but certainly first┐ I am a minister of the gospel, then the Minister of Music/Music Director at the Doublerock Baptist Church in San Francisco. "God comes first, then my music"... I especially love serving God and having a personal relationship with Him and accepting what He has called me to do, Music, and spreading the His word.