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Did they sing “We sing for Malcolm Campbell High” at the MCHS ’60s Reunion?

Yes, they did sing the School Song at the MCHS '60s Reunion in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015. Left to right: Mark Melkonian (MCHS 1970) and Cheryl (Miles) Goldring. They had the rest of us singing along as well, as I recall. MCHS '60s Phys Ed teacher Soryl (Shulman) Rosenberg, at the end of her presentation to the group, encouraged Mark and Cheryl to come up to the front of the room and sing the song. It was a memorable event.  Jaan Pill photo

Yes, they did sing the school song – The Scarlet and the Silver – at the MCHS ’60s Reunion in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015. Left to right: Mark Melkonian (MCHS 1970) and Cheryl (Miles) Goldring (MCHS 1967). MCHS ’60s Phys Ed teacher Soryl (Shulman) Rosenberg, at the end of her presentation to the group, encouraged Mark and Cheryl to come up to the front of the room and sing the song. It was a memorable performance! Walter Psotka photo

 

Question from Graeme Decarie regarding the Oct. 17, 2015 MCHS ’60s Reunion:

……did they sing….

We sing for Malcolm Campbell High.
We raise our hearts and voices high.
We’ll remember this song as we go along
Life’s highway by and by.
When these our school days fade far away
We’ll remember forever the day.
When we did our best
To lead all the rest
All for our Malcolm Campbell High.

graeme

[End of message]

Answer: Yes; they sang the school song; it was among the highlights of a great evening

 

Left to right: Mark, Cheryl, Soryl. Walter Psotka photo

Left to right: Mark, Cheryl, Soryl. Walter Psotka photo

To access an audio file of the school song, click on this previous post >

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Left to right: Lois Goldenberg (MCHS 1970), Mark Melkonian (MCHS 1970). We seek help from readers in identifying the person to the right of Mark. Walter Psotka photo

We have several versions of the group photo, that are available. In time we'll decide which one or ones works (or work) the best. Walter Psotka photo

We have several versions of the group photo, that are available. In time we’ll decide which one or ones works (or work) the best. Walter Psotka photo

Comment

We will have the text of Soryl (Shulman) Rosenberg’s presentation – including her reading of the address from Graeme – featured in upcoming posts. We’ll also post a nice message that Soryl wrote thanking Jaan for his particular efforts on behalf  of the recent reunion.

I’ve been taking a short break from volunteer work, after a couple of years of working at helping out with the MCHS ’60s Reunion, and have also been catching up on some other volunteer projects. However, as soon as Graeme Decarie wrote an email asking about the School Song, I knew I had to get some photos and an answer to his question at once. When a teacher asks a question, you answer as soon as you can! On  the double!

 

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7 Responses to Did they sing “We sing for Malcolm Campbell High” at the MCHS ’60s Reunion?

  1. Bob Carswell says:

    Hey Jaan,

    Too bad you did not check out who was there at the second reunion from the choir. In 1960 I joined the school choir and sang that tune many times. In 2000 as a member of the choir from MCHS, a number of us met at a Universite de Quebec recording studio and we recorded the tune again, 40 years later but the committee did not used it after all of our efforts. I don’t even remember the song being sung. The Toronto reunion saw me in a wheel chair; however, the voice is strong as ever since I am going deaf….too bad you did not ask to sing it with them. Let’s see….errr….I got it. “We jump for….no….we sang for….errrr….whatsyacallit…..no…that was Mickey M…..naw that’s wrong tooo….must be forgetting things….I’ll be 71 in a few weeks….or was the 51…….I forget….must be old age….eh, Graeme?….or is that Jaan???
    Or maybe Judie…..did I ever tell you about Judie when I was 19? Still won’t. Bye.

    • Myrth GAIL Howell de Vries says:

      I was among the group that recorded our school song, at the 2000 reunion. Had a great time doing it. Never heard about it after that.

      • Jaan Pill Jaan Pill says:

        Wonderful to know you were one of the group that recorded the song, Gail! We all enjoyed hearing the song at the MCHS 2015 Reunion. It was truly a memorable experience, to hear the song again after these many years.

      • Tim Hewlings says:

        Since I recorded it, I still have a copy in my archives. I would be happy to send an MP3 copy to anyone who wants it.

        • Jaan Pill Jaan Pill says:

          As well, your recording is also available online, at the link mentioned in a comment below. We owe you many thanks, Tim, for setting up the recording session in 2000. It’s a first-rate, professional quality recording.

  2. Bob Carswell says:

    Lots of typos for you to fix, Jaan.

  3. Jaan Pill Jaan Pill says:

    Wonderful to read your message, Bob. I’ve done some minor copy editing of your text, as you’ve requested. I will do more, with your help. The next time we meet for coffee let’s work on the revision.

    I’m so pleased you were able to make it to the recent reunion in Toronto.

    I’m pleased that I figured out, with your help, how to find a way to place the folded-up wheelchair in the back seat of my 2001 Mazda Protege.

    I’m pleased we have available, to us – anybody can download it – the version of the school song that was recording on the occasion of the Y2K Reunion:

    With Pride We Wear the Scarlet and the Silver – Recorded at MCHS Reunion (2000)

    When I was younger, I din’t remember much of anything, which is why my own absence of a memory about recent events is no surprise to me. Unless I can document and record what happens, it’s all a blur to me:

    Memories are malleable – capable of being stretched or bent into different shapes

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