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This Web Page contains collections of unrelated IHS Class of 1961 Topics.  If you have information such as photographs, newspaper articles or memorabilia that you would like to see posted on this web page instead of in the Photo Albums, just e-mail me at jldavid3@q.com with the information as an attachment or as a link to a website.

Do you remember growing up in the 1950's?  For some reminders, click here.

1961 Spring Concert

The Schubert Mass in G was recorded by the IHS Choir, accompanied by the String Noctet (a small group of string players from the IHS Orchestra).  The soloists are Jane Echols (IHS '62), soprano; Ron Cima (IHS '61), tenor; and Dale Baker (IHS '61), baritone.  The Agnus Dei (Jane and Dale solos) and Benedictus: Hosanna (all three soloists) are presented here.  Just click on Angus Dei and Benedictus: Hosanna to hear them.

Noctet String Ensemble
Noctet String Ensemble

First Row: Francis Kostrub, Sarah Jane Smith, Carol Mann
Second Row: Ann Austin, Liz Evett, Cindy Hornbrook, Eric Clasusen, Norma VanDeBogart, Margaret Hillhouse

Senior Choir
Senior Choir

Soloists: Ron Cima (Second Row, 2nd From Left).  Dale Baker (Third Row, 6th From Left)

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This is the program from the joint Junior Choir and Band concert April 19, 1961.  To listen to the music of Rondo from the Trumpet Concerto by Johann Hummel, with solo by Richard Koski,
click here.  Richard joined the Navy after IHS, and played in the Navy Band.  At some point after getting out of the Navy he stopped playing the trumpet.  He now plays accordion in the general Ithaca area.  To hear a composition written and played by Rich called the "Podunk Two-Step"  Click Here.

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Concert Christmas 1958

This is the IHS Senior Choir, recorded live in the old IHS auditorium, Christmas 1958.  Bonnie Henderson is the soloist on this particular selection.  Accompanists are George Damp,  Edwenna Rosser, and Carol Sherf (our classmate).  Vito Mason is conducting the choir.  The orchestra was under the direction of Miss Carolyn Marsh.  Both the Senoir and Junior Choirs participated as well as the IHS orchestra.  To listen to "There Is A Balm In Gilead," Click Here.

IHS Class Of 1961 Adventures

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Four members of the Ithaca High School Choir which had travelled to Washington for the National Music Educator's Conference to sing the Cherubini Mass in January 1961, participated in a television panel show, "Youth Wants to Know," filmed on January 12, 1961, consisting of an interview of Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon.  Shown here are (from left) pupils Mary Lou Hoffman, Susan Blair, Senator Morse, Peter Storandt, and Thomas Rawski.   The TV show was apparently not broadcast in Ithaca (although the Ithaca Journal indicated WICB-TV was going to try to get a copy to show); it appeared nationally on January 15.

Memorable Recipes

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Half-Moons or Black and White Cookies

This recipe is from our "Home Dairy" in Ithaca where after school us girls/boys would stop and purchase them on the way home.

Ingredients: 2 cups Brown Sugar, 1 c. Margarine, 3 c. Flour, 4 oz. Baking Chocolate, 2 Eggs, 1 tsp. Vanilla, 1 tsp. Baking Soda, 1 c. Milk 

Directions: Cream Sugar and Margarine.  Beat in Eggs and Chocolate (which has been melted).  Add Milk alternating with Flour & Baking Soda.  Add Vanilla.  Drop mixture by heaping tbsp. on to greased cookie sheet.  Spread batter lightly.    350 degrees-  for 10 minutes.  Cool and frost flat side of cookies. 

For the Frosting:  you can buy a can of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Frosting and a can of White Frosting or the following: 

Directions: Combine 4 c. Confectionery Sugar, 1/2 c. Margarine.  Add 1 tsp. Vanilla and enough Milk to make spreading consistency.  Frost 1/2 of cookies with white.  Add 2 squares of melted Chocolate to remaining frosting and frost other half of cookies with the chocolate frosting.

Woolworth's Sandwich Menu Circa 1957
Woolworth's Sandwich Menu Circa 1957

Talk about a cheap lunch date before a matinee movie on Saturday afternoon!

Lum's Breakfast Menu, Page 1
Lum's Breakfast Menu, Page 1

How About Breakfast At Lum's?

Lum's Breakfast Menu, Page 2
Lum's Breakfast Menu, Page 2
Senior Ball - May 27, 1961
Senior Ball Program Cover
Senior Ball Program Cover
Senior Ball Program Page 1
Senior Ball Program Page 1
Senior Ball Program Pages 2&3
Senior Ball Program Pages 2&3
Senior Ball Program Page 4
Senior Ball Program Page 4

Who did you go with to the Senior Ball?

The Class of 1961, Junior Class Leaders
The Class of 1961, Junior Class Leaders

The JUNIOR CLASS has mamboed through the year with their assembly and Junior Prom.
1st Row, L/R:  Ronnie Cima, Tony Leonardo, Norma Kane, Chris Anagost, Karen Kish, Margie Kolar, Janet O'Brien, Paula Sandefur, Jim Tracy
2nd Row, L/R:  Hunt Bradley, Sue Parsons, Bob Reynolds (Treasurer), Dixie Dahmen (President), Art Smith (Vice-President), Carmy Mignano (Secretary), Sally Fry, Sandy Gillmeister, Carol Walther, Carol Ross, Jackie Hope