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Something to Look Forward to


Being apart has made us excited for when we can be together again, 

so we wanted to share our plans for celebrating when that day comes.


Our alma mater is turning 90 in 2020, 

and we want to throw NHHS a birthday bash!

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so for ONE SHOW only

We’re bringing back

the Tars & Stars Extravaganza

featuring HONK

with the Newport Harbor Alumni All Star Jam Band

This special weekend will take place on campus and be full of family-friendly events and good times for all. The profits from tickets sales will directly fund our Scholarship program for graduating NHHS seniors with financial need. Join the fun AND give back!  


We had hoped it could safely happen Fall 2020, but are now planning for 2021. We will update our plans as soon as possible, so be the first to learn more by signing up here. 

In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram  for exclusive Tars & Stars Pop-Up performances from old friends and familiar faces.


Until we can all be together again, stay Sailor Strong!


To support this event & join our team, get in touch today


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 to celebrate our school’s 90th birthday, alongside other Newport Harbor All Star Alumni. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime concert event!

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