Make your Plans to Come Back Home 

on Saturday October 17, 2020

for the Newport Harbor High School  

90th Birthday Bash 

for ONE NIGHT only 

We’re bringing back the Tars & Stars Extravaganza 

featuring HONK

with the Alumni All Star Jam Band 

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 Tars & Stars concert event on Saturday.


Tickets will go on sale XXXXX with a special Alumni discount for TWO WEEKS only (no joke!). The profits from tickets sales will directly fund our Scholarship program for graduating NHHS seniors with financial need. Join the fun AND give back! 

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

All the Info & More Sneak Peeks Coming Soon

Sign Up HERE to get on the List!

Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities Available! 

To support this event & join our team, 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.

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 17th to celebrate our school’s 90th birthday, alongside other Newport Harbor All Star Alumni. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime concert event!


Mailing Address - PO Box 2675 Newport Beach, CA 92663

Heritage Hall at NHHS Address - 600 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Phone: 949-515-6376

E-mail: info@NewportHarborAlumni.org

Website: www.NewportHarborAlumni.org

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