WSHS Alumni

Events – Archived Oct 2018

Booster Club/Chipotle Fundraiser 10/3/17 4-8pm

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support West Seattle Booster Club. Come in to the Chipotle at 4730 California Ave SW Ste A in the West Seattle Junction on Tuesday, October 3rd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to West Seattle Booster Club.

Please spread the word, tell your family and friends, and come help us support the athletic programs, cheer and band at WSHS.

Thank you – Go Wildcats!!

West Seattle Booster Club
Thank you for your support!

Homecoming Football Game @ Southwest Athletic Complex

Friday Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
West Seattle High vs Nathan Hale High

Calling all alumni members – come and cheer on your alma mater in this homecoming game against Nathan Hale at the field near Chief Sealth (2801 SW Thistle St; Seattle, Washington 98126)!

Special Concert by Tom Collier and friends at Kenyon Hall 10/21/17

This concert will benefit WSHS Alumni Association – reserve your spot at!

A note from Tom: My quartet will be performing @ Kenyon Hall in West Seattle on October 21st to raise $$$ for the WSHS Scholarship Fund. Performing with me in the band are three exceptional world-class musicians who happen to live in the Seattle area including guitarist Dr. John Hanford, electric bassist and WSHS class of ’71 Dan Dean, and drummer Steve Korn. John Hanford, whose PhD dissertation explored the guitar techniques and music of Jimi Hendrix (I was on his graduate reading committee at the UW), has played in many of the nation’s top rock and pop bands including The Wailers, Merilee Rush, and others too numerous to mention here. Dan Dean got his start playing percussion in Mrs. Nelson’s Senior Orchestra at Madison Jr. High School before launching a career in music performing with such luminaries as Donny Hathaway, Della Reese, Freddie Hubbard, Ernestine Anderson, and many more. Steve Korn was for many years an artist-in-residence at the University Of Washington before leaving to concentrate on his very successful photography business. Steve has released three CDs internationally of his own compositions on the Origin label and each was nominated as Northwest Recording of the Year by Earshot Jazz. Steve won the Earshot Golden Ear Award for Northwest Emerging Artist for the year 2000. At Kenyon Hall, we’ll be playing our arrangements of pop and blues songs as well as a couple of jazz standards and original compositions.

As for me, most of you know about my accomplishments in music. However just to recap the past year, my 2016 CD “Across The Bridge” received worldwide radio airplay as well as several critically favorable reviews in such journals as Downbeat magazine, Jazziz magazine, and Jazz Times magazine. The album features my original compositions reflecting places in West Seattle that were important icons of my childhood. The recording also features two world-reknowned guitar virtuosos, Bill Frisell and Larry Coryell (who unfortunately passed away earlier this year). The album was placed on the 2017 GRAMMY ballot, although it missed getting on the final nominating ballot (there were over 300 entries in the jazz category ballot). Nevertheless it was an honor for me to have the album recognized by the Recording Academy. For more in-depth info on my music, visit .

I am pleased to be able to participate in this special concert as a way of paying back the school that provided me with a world-class education and life skills needed to succeed in my own career. Please mark this date down on your calendars and if possible come to Kenyon Hall to enjoy an evening of music while supporting a young generation of future leaders, scientists, engineers, doctors, and artists. Seating space in Kenyon Hall is limited, so be sure to make early reservations by visiting: or calling 206-937-3613.

Tom Collier