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Greetings JMH Class of 88 Lawyers! Time has flown by and its been 30 years (can you believe it 30 years )since we all graduated from high school! We have a fun filled weekend planned for Friday, August 17th-Sunday, August 19, 2018 to reconnect with childhood friends and reminisce about our high school years and make new memories together. Cost per person for reunion weekend $70.00 per person Paypal Link for payments will be available May 1, 2018 Initial payment (35.00) per person due on May 18, 2018 Final payment (35.00) due on July 18, 2018 Events are as follows: Friday August 17, 2018 7pm-12midnight Meet & Greet at Quaker Steak & Lube 5935 Canal Rd Valley View, Ohio 44125 Cash Bar Saturday August 18, 20018 7pm-12noon Red, Black & White Party Embassy Suites 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd Independence, Ohio 44131 Heavy Appetizers will be served for Dinner Cash Bar Music provided by Class of 88 DJ Ant Harper Wear your best Red, Black & White to show your school spirit! Sunday, August 19, 2018 12noon-6pm Class Picnic-Settlers Bluff Picnic Pavilion 4524 East 49th Street Cuyahoga Hts, Ohio Catered by Class of 88 Cookie Felicia Golden -Holla at your Girl Catering Music provided by DJ Ant Harper Menu: Hamburger (please advise if you prefer turkey or veggie burger) Hot Dog Chips Water & Pop (Please email any special food requirements to [email protected]) To Make Reservations with Embassy Suites: Group Name: John Marshall Class Reunion Group Code: JMR Cutoff: 7/19/18 Rate: $129.00 per night plus taxes *rate includes complimentary happy hour in hotel lounge from 6pm-8pm each night and complimentary breakfast each morning By Phone: 216-986-9900 ~Ask for the group block (John Marshall Class Reunion) or code (JMR) By Internet: ~ Click on www.clevelandindependence.embassysuites.com ~ Select Travel Dates ~ Click on Add Special Rate Codes and drop down will provide several boxes ~ Type the Group Code (JMR) in the box for Group Code ~ Click Check Availability ~ Continue till you get your Confirmation Number *Recommend staying at the hotel during reunion weekend so you can enjoy all of the events. We have tried to have events centrally located to allow easy access for east and west side classmates and those traveling from out of town. Please share this post with everyone from our class that may not be on facebook. Please email any questions or contact information for classmates not on social media to:[email protected] Looking forward to seeing everyone in August! Regards, Kim
All White Party
All White Party
All White Party
Mars began his musical training at Sykes Music in Brantford, Ontario where he studied the drums with Carl Lemke. In the late 1960s he played the drums in the band John Mars and the Martians with Bassist Kevin Cosman and Guitarist Stan Baka. The group disbanded after Baka was killed by a drunk driver. Mard then moved to Toronto where he met Pianist Stuart Broomer and Saxophonist Bill Smith. The three men formed the successful jazz trio "Broomer, Mars & Smith" which actively performed throughout the 1970s. In 1980 Smith left to pursue other projects and the duo "Stuart Broomer & John Mars" was formed. The duo performed up through 1986 and notably released the 1983 album, Annihilated Surprise, on Ugly Dog Records.
While performing in the jazz duo with Broomer, Mars performed con-currently in the rock band Brian's Children which he established with Guitarist /songwriter Dave Templeton (Temps) and Drummer Teddy Fury in 1979. For this group, Martin served as lead singer and the main Songwriter. The group released one single Cut Her Hair b/w Oh Yeah which was produced by Daniel Lanois. In 1986 Mars shortened the band's name to The Children and formed a new band with guitarist/songwriter Aurelio Lanzalone and Bassist Mark Sinkowski. The group performed up through 1991 and went through several membership changes.
In 1988 Mars began performing in the Ontario area with Guitarist David Essig. In the mid-90's he met Guitarist Mike Ardelli and the two began performing with their mutual pal drumist Glenn Kimberley in an ad hoc group called the Natural Born Lovers. The band played rockabilly/roots in concert series at various universities. The band disbanded when Ardelli died of a brain tumor at the age of 24.