THE NEXT GOLDEN BEAR ROCK FEST WILL BE IN 2018!
  
   
   
 

The 2015 Golden Bear Rock Fest was held on Satrurday, April 25, 2015 at the St Agatha Event Center. The sold out crowd was entertained by alumni musicians The Ravens, Temple Monkey, and Matt Johnson. Guests enjoyed spectacular food and drink by Schmidt's Sausage Truck, and the UA Alumni Association honored former UAHS principal David Shelby.

Mr. Shelby received a book of messages and photos submitted by dozens of alumni, and was praised by UAHS lacrosse coach Ted Wolford for his active participation in the district's lacrosse program.

   
   
RETIRED UAHS PRINCIPAL DAVE SHELBY ACCEPTS HONOR
 
REMEMBERING FORMER RAVENS DRUMMER JOHN SPROAT
   
The Upper Arlington Alumni Association held its second annual Golden Bear Pre-hibernation Rock Fest on Saturday evening, November 2, 2013 at the St. Agatha Event Center. Other than annual dues, this event is the only fund raiser which supports the Association. Sponsors this year included Street Sotheby's Realty, The Arlington Bank, Christian Laver and Associates, Tommy's Pizza Dublin, and Steven's Catering, who also provided the food and drinks for the event.

Attendees danced to the music of the Pat Malloy Band. Members Jim Hilditch '67 and Jeff Johnson '67 played together in the successful central Ohio band, The Fifth Order, while they were students at UAHS. The band had hit records, played all of the local hot spots, appeared on local and regional TV, and opened shows for many national acts. They are best known for their 1966 song "Goin' Too Far," which was the #1 best-selling single in Central Ohio, (and which PMB performed for the appreciative crowd Saturday night). This success led to the national release of their second hit, "A Thousand Devils (Are Chasing Me)." These two records have long been recognized as sterling examples of Ohio's vibrant mid-60s garage rock scene. In addition to Jim and Jeff, other members are Jim's wife, Pat Malloy, and brother, Ron Hilditch '77 along with Bill Lutz '71 and Ric Boals.

Due to the success of the first two years, planning is already underway for the next Rock Fest! Don't miss it!

Chairmen Mary DeCesaro Cameron and Candi Spencer welcome guests. Heidi Greenlee (center) helps out!
St. Agatha Event Center provided a spacious and well-appointed venue for the Rock Fest!
Brad Sharp holds his original Fifth Order single, "Goin' Too Far," from the 1960's.
The Pat Malloy Band was fabulous!
         
THE PAT MALLOY BAND PERFORMS AT THE 2013 GOLDEN BEAR ROCK FEST
  

The Upper Arlington Alumni Association's GOLDEN BEAR [Pre-Hibernation] ROCK FEST began in 2012 as an event to benefit both UAAA and spotlight the popular 60's garage band, The Ravens, who were celebrating their 50th year of rock 'n roll. The original band included the following members: singer-sax player Jeff Shaw '64; drummer Jimmy Davis '63; guitarists Gary Hughes '63; Jim Grubb '63; and keyboardist Gary Bonnette.

Jeff Shaw '64, front man for The Ravens, approached UAAA with the idea of combining our efforts to bring the Ravens' music to a large UA group, and it was his wish that the proceeds go toward supporting the Alumni Association.

So on Saturday, November 10, 2012, 400 people gathered at the St. Agatha Event Center in the center of Upper Arlington,danced, and celebrated all evening to the sounds of The Ravens.

We were privileged to have several very generous sponsors, who made our initial Rock Fest such a success. They were: Street Sotheby's Realty; City Kids Daycare; The Sullivan Centre; The UAHS Class of 1972; Schmidt's Catering; and Fireball Press (formerly Hot Cards Columbus).

Individual sponsors included Buck Patton '64, Jodi Patton, and Brad Frick '66. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the Rock Fest raised more than $12,000.00 for UAAA!

   
   
THE RAVENS PERFORM AT THE 2012 GOLDEN BEAR ROCK FEST
  
Thank you to Joanne Beebe, Class of 1964 for donating her time and talent with these pictures!
   
    
 
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