The Today Generation


The Today Generation brought the music of the 60's alive.  From Adolfo Camarillo High School in California, the Today Generation was formed in 1967 by director/teacher/mentor Scott Henderson.  The Today Generation took top prizes at contests around Southern California, culminating in an award-winning performance at Knotts Berry Farm.  They toured in Arizona and Mexico, performed at the Sacramento Cal-Expo with Jerry Van Dyke, and at the United Fund Crusade Show at Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.  Their performance in 1969 at Knott's Berry Farm's Festival of Sounds, where they competed against some 200 groups to take First place, culminated in a standing ovation for their final performance.  It was truly a Spectacular!

The Today Generation:  Carla Balsbaugh, Ralph Beck, Davis Dalbok, Carol Farrington, Mark Fazio, Carol Fogarty, Gordon Goodman, Linda Graves, Cindy Griffin, David Jewkes, Lane Jochums, Bob Johnson, Carol Johnson, Greg Johnson, Jay Kauka, Kurt Kohler, Patty Krolczyk, Valerie Larsen, Rhonda Larson, John Lassen, David Lorelli, Trudy Love, Sylvia Roy, Dawn Smith, John Stanewich, Richard Stansberry, Dan Tullis, Dorothy Whitaker, Margaret Wilson

They were led by Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson and his Daughter Megan Henderson

ACHS honored music teacher Mr Scott A. Henderson, and The Today Generation before a home football game last September. Members of The Today Generation sang the National Anthem at the game. Mr Henderson's daughter, Megan Henderson, was in attendance. Keith Baker (ACHS '71) and I finally finished putting the video together about a month or so ago. Nostalgia is the wistful yearning for something past. It was a night to remember. Bob Ordas class of 70 and Keith Baker class of 71 put this awesome video together.  Near the end of this video you will hear an amazing rendidtion of the Look of Love.  It was sung by our own class of 69 classmate, Trudy Love.  Trudy's voice is amazing and this song is awesome!


David Jewkes, Jane Graves, John Stanewich & Trudy Love


Here is a picture of some of the Today Generation members from our 40th Reunion.....Looking Good!



I remember in going to the Trade Winds Restaurant in Oxnard.. John Stanewich was performing with other classmates as the Guys & Dolls.  They were a house favorite.  The restaurant was an A-frame architecture with large palm trees. It had tiki torches, a koi fish pond under a little bridge leading to the entrance which set the mood. It was a Polynesian palace with bamboo, fountains and gigantic tropical fish tanks. There were singers, hula girls, and spell binding floor shows with fire dancers. My favorite part of this experience was drinking out of hollowed-out pineapples.  The gazebo was the Samoa Hut and had a water feature around it on the plan as did the curved bar behind it (tempura bar on left, Somoa waterfall on right behind bar). The Zanzibar room in the back had it's own bar and fireplace. There was also an East Indies Room, another room that I can't quite read (Secte Trompsoy Room?), dance floor and stage area, gift shop, a liquor room, office, dressing areas, a huge kitchen and service bar, porter and gardner room., and storage. Looks like it had a covered car port/valet area like the Mai Kai also. The Trade Winds has since been demolished yet the palm trees are still there.

Here is a great site for the Trade Winds Restaurant.  It shows how much it cost, many pictures and much more.