Get ready for a

celebration 90 years in the making

October 15-17, 2021

the Newport Harbor High School

Homecoming 90 (+1) Birthday Bash


Friday October 15  

Homecoming Football Game & Tailgate

Saturday October 16 

Campus Open House & “The Tower” documentary

Saturday October 16 

Tars & Stars concert starring HONK

You will not want to miss this special Homecoming Weekend full of family-friendly events & good times for all, including our exclusive Tailgate party before the Varsity Football game on Friday, a campus Open House and “The Tower” Documentary Film Saturday afternoon, and the Tars & Stars concert event with HONK in the Robert B. Wentz Theater Saturday night!


See the full event line-up below & let us know to save you a spot by filling in the interest forms. Make sure to buy your HONK tickets NOW before they sell out! 

- Friday October 15, 2021 -

5:30-7pm Homecoming Football Game Tailgate 

Food, old friends, school spirit & family fun

7pm Homecoming Football Game with a special Reserved Alumni section 

Sit with your friends & cheer the Sailors on to victory!

Tickets will go on sale in August, so get early access & let us know you’re interested by signing up here:

- Saturday October 16, 2021 - 


12-3pm Campus Open House in front of the tower, free & family-friendly! 

LIVE music from your favorite alumni groups, food trucks, campus tours 

& the chance to visit with Faculty, Staff, and Coaches past & present!


3pm Exclusive Showing of our documentary THE TOWER 90 Years of NHHS History

followed by a conversation with faculty & alumni in the Robert B. Wentz Theater 


Tickets will go on sale for THE TOWER in August, so get early access & let us know you’re interested by signing up here:

- Saturday Night October 16, 2021 -

8pm Tars & Stars returns for ONE NIGHT only with the band HONK

This event will sell out so get your tickets NOW, don’t wait!

- Sunday October 17, 2021 -


More opportunities for family fun & fellowship, so stay tuned! 


Talk to your classmates, friends & family, forward this email, and make plans to meet up for a celebration 90 years in the making.


The profits from tickets sales will directly fund our Scholarship program for graduating NHHS seniors with financial need, so join the fun AND give back! We’ll be releasing new details all summer long, so make sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram and update your info with us to be first in line for this special weekend of fun!

Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities Available!

To support this event & join the team that will make the fun happen, 

get in touch today at info@NewportHarborAlumni.org


Learn More about HONK 


HONK joined forces in 1970 to make original, timeless music. Four of the bandmates got their start playing in the NHHS Quad—Craig Buhler Class of 1966, Tris Imboden Class of 1969, Richard Stekol Class of 1966, and Steve Wood Class of 1967—and along with Don Whaley and Beth Fitchet, they still perform together fifty years later. 


In 1972 Greg MacGillivray, NHHS Class of 1963, asked HONK to produce the soundtrack for his surf film Five Summer Stories. This legendary collaboration helped the film become a cult classic and solidified HONK’s identity. The soundtrack album was a favorite with surfers and music lovers around the globe. The song “Pipeline Sequence” became a #1 hit in Hawaii and climbed the charts in Australia.

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For the next three years, HONK was featured at Los Angeles hot spots, like the Whiskey a Go Go and the Troubadour, as well as at high school and college concerts all over California. They toured with the Beach Boys and opened concerts for Loggins & Messina, Chicago, Jesse Colin Young, Jackson Browne, Santana, and many others. Audiences loved their musical energy and diverse repertoire that embraced gospel and jazz as well as Motown and folk. In the summer of 1975, the members went their own ways to explore other opportunities, and then re-converged in 1983 to offer yearly reunion concerts to sold out venues. 

We can’t wait to welcome them back home to the NHHS campus on Saturday October 16th to celebrate 90+ years of Newport Harbor High School. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime concert event!