Villa Park High School (Villa Park, CA)
Classes of 1966, 1967, and 1968

This is the official web site for the Combined Reunions of these three Classes.
This page was revised on October 1, 2017.

You're listening to the VPHS Alma Mater. We can't get the band to record it, but this is a pretty good representation!
The performance is by David Marsh, who works in the Music Department at VPHS, and is president of the Orange County Theatre Organ Association.
The Alma Mater was composed by Villa Park's first band director, Don Buck. Here are the lyrics:

From azure hills to shimmering sea
Our school stands true to all.
Villa Park, our noble school of
Spartans, proud and tall;
Of blue and black and silver
Our colors do we sing;
The glory of our victories
The Spartan way shall ring!

For a bit of nostalgia, visit the VPHS School History page.

When is the next Reunion?

The 55th Reunion will be held in 2022. The Classes will still be combined. A new Committee will be formed in 2021 to organize the 55th Reunion.

When was the last Reunion?

The 50th Reunion was held the evening of September 9, 2017. It was held at The Villa in Orange. 300 people attended. It was, by consensus, the best Reunion ever!

What events took place?

Friday night, September 8th, we held a "Meet & Greet" at a different restaurant for each Class.

Saturday morning, the day of the Reunion, VPHS took us on a guided tour of the campus.

Saturday evening the doors to The Villa opened at 6:00 PM, although the first guests arrived at 4:45. From 6 to 7 we got to know each other again. At 7:00 dinner was served (as a buffet). During the evening a slideshow appeared on a couple of TV screens. You can view that slideshow using the link below. At 9:00 "The Moods" did a great job providing dance music for us. The evening concluded at 11:00, when curfew set in and The Villa closed.

Where's the slideshow that I saw at the Reunion?

Click on this link. It's a PDF, and it will take a few minutes to load (it's over 94MB), but when it's done, it should start automatically. Many thanks to Sandee (Burbank) Mann '66 for putting it together! It was a labor of love, and we can use it for many years to come...

Where are the pictures of everybody that were promised?

The people who took pictures at the Reunion have posted all the photos on their web site. You can save them, share them, print them, or whatever you want. The collection should be available for at least a year after the event. Here's how to find them:

1. Click on this link;
2. Click on “View Event Photos” at the top right of the website;
3. Click on "September 2017";
4. Click on "VPHS 50th Anniversary" (yes, it's a Reunion, not an anniversary, but that's how it's labeled);
5. Your password is “orange” (all lower case and no quotation marks);
6. There are 671 photos in the collection. On the left is a menu of all the photos; click on any photo and it will be displayed on the right. Then you can right-click and save the photo to your device. Experiment a little bit and you'll get the hang of it.

Are there other pictures?

Why, yes! Here are nearly 200 photos that have been submitted since the Reunion. It will take some time for the file to load. Once it completes, see if you can find yourself in the photos!
Thank you to our photographers: Steve Ellingson, Dan Miller, Balencia Lopez Pont Erskine, Conee Fisher Spano, Jim Dorsey, and Diane Cliff.
If you have something you'd like posted here, send it to Bob Sperry.

I saw posters of our Classmates who have passed on. Are they available for viewing?

Yes. Here they are:

1966 Deceased Classmates
1967 Deceased Classmates
1968 Deceased Classmates

Who attended?

To see a list of your classmates who attended, click here. If you were there but aren't listed, please notify Bob Sperry.

Who planned the 50th Reunion?

These are the members of the 50th Reunion Committee. Click on a name to send her or him an email message. Be sure to include the word "Reunion" in the subject line.

Sandee (Burbank) Mann '66
Karen (Hamada) Mount '66
Dan Miller '66
Sharyn (Vance) Buscaglio '66
Donna (Woodhouse) Tobin '66
Sonny Bryant '67
Rick Dustin '67
Patt (McQuerry) Usary '67
Dave Stephens '67
Kathy (Altheide) Grace '68
Roberta (Fletcher) Sperry '68
Rae Ann (Kline) Shearer '68
Bob Sperry '68
Don Winn '68

Where are they now?

Here's how we keep track of you: Every now and then (usually during summer) we send out emails to all of our alumni for whom we have addresses. We've been using Classmates.com to contact you for years, but it appears that most of our alumni are no longer using Classmates.com (too much spam). So we're now moving instead to CLASSREPORT.ORG -- it claims to have "No Ads, No Spam, No Pop-Ups, No Fees." In our experience, that has proven to be absolutely true. So please check in and register there. You can choose how much information to make available to the public. If you choose to make your email address public, then your friends and classmates will be able to reach you that way...for FREE!!!

In preparation for the 50th Reunion, Bob Sperry '68 sent out invitations by email to everyone for whom we have addresses, both on Classmates.com and by direct email. In addition, he mailed invitations to everyone else for whom he had Postal Service addresses. If he has your address by either means, you received an invitation. If you never received such a message, then we don't know how to contact you.

If you move, please email Bob Sperry with your new address so that we don't lose you. If you change your email address, be sure to tell Bob and update your CLASSREPORT.ORG account. If you've never been in contact with us, please send Bob your mailing address. He'll take you off the Lost Classmates list (see below).

If you know the whereabouts of anyone on the Lost Classmates lists [look up your siblings!], please update us on their status or tell us how to contact them. Send us an email. And make sure that you don't end up on one of those lists -- send email to the same place with your new address when you move.

Here are the lists (they will be updated whenever new information is received):

Class of '66 Lost Classmates
Class of '67 Lost Classmates
Class of '68 Lost Classmates

Where can I find more information?

Contact any member of the Reunion Committee. Just click on a name above and send an email.
Visit CLASSREPORT.ORG. Please register there. It's free. The Committee will be able to contact you.
Visit the Villa Park High School Website. But be warned: you won't find alumni information there.