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Welcome to the

Class of 1965 

 

This site was created to promote, celebrate and reconnect with all members of the Torrance High School Class of 1965.  Your participation is essential for it to succeed.

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If you are a visitor, such as school faculty, family, friends or Torrance High Alumni and you would like to see more of our site, you are welcome.  Just send an e-mail through the "Contact Us" link to the left of this page, requesting the password with your name and e-mail address so I can get back with you. Thank you for visiting.

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*Centennial Shirts are now available for purchase online*

Here you go TARTARS, you can now order your Centennial shirts via the website. 

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Torrance High School Centennial Shirts and Sweatshirts are now available and ready to be shipped out. Visit our online store and order yours today!

https://torrance-high-school-centennial.myshopify.com/

 

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In September 2017, Torrance High School will celebrate its 100th birthday, so . . . 

it's time to get this party started!  

Since this will only happen once in our lifetime,  the Torrance High Centennial Committee invites YOU to become part of this history.

Here's what's happenin' . . . 

Save the Dates

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:30 PM 
Friday Night Football -- Cheer on our Team, and give it up for our former Football Players, Coaches, Pep Squad, Band & Drill Team members

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Tartar Family Reunion - see old friends, live entertainment, food trucks, campus tours, and more!

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Concert of the Century - featuring talented Tartar Alumni - including David Pack, perhaps best known as the co-founder, singer, and guitarist of Ambrosia, and the voice of the timeless hits they produced in the 1970's and 80’s. 

The night, of course, would not be complete without a tribute to Torrance High School's own Symbols of Tyme, winners of the 1968 National Battle of the Bands, led by

Fred Beato and David Pack of Beato Band and featuring original singer, Tom Croucier.



After nearly a year of blending the new with the old, the restoration project of the 800+ seat Torrance High Auditorium is complete, and that is where this concert of the century will be held. 

Here are the details .  . . 

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Where:  Torrance High School - 2200 W. Carson St., Torrance 90501

Time:  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:  $30 

Tickets:  Available for purchase online - www.TorranceHighCentennial.com 
Note: if you need a wheelchair access seat, please use promotion code "Wheelchair" to release available seating.

There will be more detail AND surprises added to this line-up, as we draw closer to the date, so . . . stay tuned!

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Hotel Reservations

Coming from out of town to Celebrate the Centennial and/or a Class Reunion?  Have friends who will be here to join the weekend festivities?  Book a room at the DoubleTree (21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance 90503) at the special rate of $149, per night

A block of rooms has been reserved for September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017The special room rate will be available until August 18th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. You'll want to stay the entire weekend, so you won't miss a thing!

Book your room today via the Torrance Centennial Committee Reservation Site:
http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/L/LAXTHDT-TCC-20170907/index.jhtml

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Buy a Brick, Baby!

Be a party of our history -- buy a brick and be remembered -- show your Tartar Pride!  The renovation of the campus allows an opportunity to build a lifelong memorial.  Leave a lasting mark of your time at Torrance High by purchasing a personalized brick to create a pathway leading to the Main Gym

Here are the details . . . 

Brick Sizes:

  • A standard 4” x 8” brick is $100 with up to 3 lines with 18 characters per line
  • An 8” x 8” paver is $200 with up to 6 lines with 18 characters per line (for an additional charge, a company logo may be added to the 8” x 8” paver, only)
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  • To Order:

  • To order your brick(s), visit:  https://bricksrus.com/order/torrancehigh/  If you would like hard copy of the order form, contact: TorranceHigh100@tusd.org or 310.533.4396 ext. 8032

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All brick sale proceeds will be used for the Torrance High School Centennial Celebration with donations tax deductible as allowed by law.  The Torrance Unified School District/Torrance High School Tax ID is 95-6003151.

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Score a Piece of Floor! 
Torrance High School is a National Landmark, and you can own a piece of it!  We're selling pieces of the Torrance High School Main Gym floor. This floor was originally installed in 1962, and was removed during the renovation of the gym. 

The middle of the floor, with the Tartar on it, was cut into 3" x 3" pieces and mounted in 5" x 7" shadow boxes -- complete with a nameplate and a Certificate of Authenticity. Each framed floor piece is being sold for $50 (if paying by cash/money order) or $54 (if using a credit card).

These one-of-a-kind, once-they-are-gone-they-are-gone collectables. 

To Order: Email your order to
 torrance.high.school@gmail.com or call the Student Activities office at 310.533.4396, ext. 8031. Gym floor pieces can be mailed to you for an additional cost. 

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Test your Torrance High Trivia

Who was the first Torrance High Graduate to become a faculty member? 

*Answer at the bottom of this e-blast.

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We'll keep you up-to-date on the haps, so be on the lookout for our next Tartar Tidbits.  Feel free to share with friends, family and fellow Tartars!  Invite them to get on our Centennial Celebration mailing list:  www.torrancehighcentennial.com

Cheers to 100 Years!
Torrance High Centennial Committee

* Answer:  Torrance High Trivia - Pete Zamperini returned to Torrance High School as a Track Coach for 10 years.

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ATTENTION

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CALLING ALL BAND MEMBERS, DRUM MAJORS, DRUM LINE AND MAJORETTES AT THS

Were you a band member, Drum Major, Drum Line, Majorette at THS???? We are looking for band alumni for our 100th birthday celebration on 09-09-2017.  Ann Strong, who is in charge of finding all you band folks, is looking for pictures from the 1930s to the 1970s. Also, if you would like to volunteer one hour or more to be in the THS Band Room (yup it is still there and better than ever) on Saturday at the BIG TARTAR FAMILY REUNION, any time from 9am to 4pm (the event is from 10am to 4pm but we need Tartars to help set up also) please tell Ann. You can email her at strong.annlujan@tusd.org

In the subject area put THS BAND ALUMNI. We so hope you will join in on the fun. Tartar Thanks. PLEASE EMAIL ANN STRONG

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Car Show and all 60's Get Together

Car Show at THS on October 14, 2017 from 10-2pm

Torrance High School Annual Classic and Custom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show?? from 10am to 2pm on the campus of THS, another 100th Celebration event. Since it is a fundraiser for THS, the cost is $5.00 for adults (anyone 18 or older), $3.00 for students (high school and below with school ID) and kids under 5 are free but must be with an adult over 18. There will be food sold by the various clubs and organization at THS, lots to see and the cars, trucks and motorcycles come from THS alumni and our wonderful community members. Walk the campus and see great works of art.  

All 60's Get Together:

October 14, 2017 there will be an all 60's get together at the:

Moose Lodge on Sartori Ave in Torrance.

Dinner starts at 6pm, band starts at 7pm.  

The price is $35.00 per person.

Please send check to: 

Donnell Cook 585 Sand Dab Drive, Lake Havasu City, Az. 86404        

by October 1 for food count. Please pass this on to other classmates.     

Friday night we will be meeting at Keegan's downtown Torrance.

Any questions please call. 661-993-1027.
Thank You
Donnell Cook, class of 66

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VERY FIRST DRILL TEAM AT THS 1964

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CIF TENNIS TEAM

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CIF BASKETBALL TEAM

Coach Boerger and his wife Rosemary passed away this year, here is a picture of our Basketball Team with Coach.

 

 

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THS Band 1965

 

 

DRIVE IN THEATRE

 

Shamrock Skate Arena

Lions Drag Strip

Foster's Freeze

 

 

Alma Mater

 Torrance High School Alma Mater.

 Our strong bands can ne’re be broken
Formed in Torrance High. 
For surpassing wealth unspoken 
Sealed by Friendship’s tie,
Torrance High School, Alma Mater,
Deep graven on each heart
shall be found unwavering true,
When we from life shall part.

 

A pink ribbon is displayed for those
who have dealt with breast cancer. 
Please send in via "Contact Us"
the names of classmates
and/or classmates' family
members who have been
affected by this disease.


 

 

Shirley Myers-Bill                      Tammy Scherer                     Vicki Coast  

     Shirlyn Floyd                          Sally Horton                   Linda Flagg-Hampton                        

                          

                                                                          

 "Our friends are a very important part

of   your lives. Treasure the tears,

treasure the laughter, but most importantly,

treasure the memories." 
 


DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING!

LOVE LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN HURT!

SING LIKE NOBODY'S LISTENING!

LIVE THE MOMENT FOR ALL IT'S WORTH!

 

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