50th Reunion Events

Mark Your Calendars for the weekend of 

September 20-22, 2024!

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Meet Garland Nelson, band leader and lead singer/"soulist" of Soul Session, our Saturday Night Headliner at The Vista!

Garland Nelson is preparing a special evening for our 50th Reunion to bring us back to our high school years as our entertainment along with his entire 9-piece band, Soul Session!  These musicians are fantastic, high energy and multi-faceted professionals.  

Garland was recently nominated for this year’s Eddie Awards!  In 2019 at Proctor's Theatre, he won the Eddie Award for “Best R&B Vocalist,” and Soul Session won “Best Band in the Capital Region.” He performed two years in a row on SPAC’s main stage as part of the annual Freihofer’s Jazz festival. Garland connects with his audience, and Soul Session’s must-see performances are shows to experience and not just passively watch.  Each band member is a premier entertainer, and they cover every style of music from Motown, R&B, FUNK, Hip Hop and Rock & Roll.  

We're looking forward to an enjoyable evening as part of our "Can't Miss" weekend!


Friday, September 20, 2024 

The Charlton Tavern Carriage House

745 Charlton Rd.

Ballston  Lake, NY 12019


Read The "Cheers" of Charlton - GREAT article in the Daily Gazette!!


Saturday, September 21, 2024  

The Vista Banquet & Ballroom at Van Patten Golf Club

924 Main St.

Clifton Park, NY 12065


More about The Vista in our  April 2023 Newsletter !  

Share with us 3 songs that define your time at BH-BL!  click here 

Here's what some of you have said:

"Black Magic Woman" - Santana

"Get Ready" - The Temptations

"Crimson & Clover" - Tommy James & The Shondells

"Saturday in the Park" - Chicago

"Celebrate" - Three Dog Night

"Dancing Queen" - ABBA

Our Reunion Theme...                                    what's it all about?

It's About the Journey "Home"

"Home"  has different meanings for people.  It can be where you live now, where you feel emotionally or physically most comfortable, it can mean your birthplace.  For a high school reunion, it means where you were rooted for that time in your life.  

Returning to our high school years brings with it mixed emotions - anticipation and excitement over the opportunity to spend time with classmates we haven't seen in years, sometimes since graduation day in 1974.   The smell of the high school gym and hallways instantly brings many of us back.  Looking at old yearbook pictures stirs memories that are long forgotten until we see everyone standing in the same room.  These days, Facebook and other ways we connect help to bring classmates together to catch up.  

For some of us, the roots to Burnt Hills and Ballston Lake have grown deeper because generations have remained in this place called "Home".  Others have moved away for a time, and then wanted to return to the area to what is familiar, to feel grounded.  Some moved on after high school graduation to places they've always dreamed of living, and think fondly of where they came from.  Sadly, some of us return to bury our parents.  Reunions bring everyone back together for a common purpose.

The 50th Reunion, our collective golden year, is a special one.  It is that one milestone that gets everyone's attention.  So, we are working to give our classmates a reason to come "Home", by creating a Can't Miss Weekend to add to your BH-BL memories.  We look forward to seeing everyone in September of 2024 and really enjoying ourselves!  Friends in other BH-BL classes, and even friends who didn't go to BH-BL have been saying that their class never had a 50th reunion, or any reunion!  We're fortunate that we've celebrated those milestone years together.