AHS Loses Hall of Famer Dave Bourne – Class of 1957

D. BourneDave Bourne comes by his musical talents naturally. His father Ted Bourne was the instrumental music instructor for 27 years for the Anaheim City School District which at that time included Fremont Junior High and five elementary schools. Dave started piano lessons at 6 years of age and his father taught him trumpet, trombone, baritone, and string bass.

Dave was in the last freshman class at AUHS and while there he encountered former vaudevillian Red Hamilton who introduced him to ragtime. Red worked for the school district as a piano tuner, stage manager, and maintenance man. Red was a great ragtime piano player who also played the banjo, drums, and cornet. Red’s great granddaughter is Gwen Stefani of the group No Doubt.

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Alumni, Student Musicians Headline AHSAA Membership Mixer

Anaheim High alumni, family and friends enjoyed an evening of Colonist connections and outstanding entertainment at the AHS Alumni Association’s June 9 Membership Mixer, which featured entertainment by accomplished musician and famous piano man Dave Bourne from Anaheim High Class of ’57 and by the Anaheim High Jazz Band directed by Breysi Garcia from Class of 2000.D. Bourne

The event, which celebrated the Alumni Association’s 6th year as a non-profit corporation, was at the Anaheim Plaza Hotel and featured hors d’oeuvres, an opportunity drawing for special prizes, a silent auction and memorabilia display.

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, family, friends and the business community, the AHSAA has donated $80,000 to Anaheim High and its students, including this year’s scholarship awards totaling $10,500. Please join the AHSAA in supporting “Old AU” by joinging today: Click here for the 2014 Membership Donor Form!

1957 Class year contact

Representatives of Class of 1957 are Donna (Wright) Asbough and Georgeann (Watts) McKee .