Helix High School
Vocal Music
1986 - 1988



In early 2008, I began the long process of copying all my old VHS tapes to DVD. While cataloging everything, I ran across all the tapes I made of the Helix Choral Department from 1986 - 1988. In the interest of preserving these unique pieces of history, I sent all the Helix tapes to be professionally mastered to digital.

The resulting DVDs listed below comprise everything I taped - nothing, no matter how embarrassing or badly done, has been left out. The results are about what you would expect from 20+ year old tapes made with mid-80's video camera technology. The sound is mostly good throughout and the video ranges from excellent to somewhat greenish (due to the combination of light sources and a manual white balance on the camera). There are mistakes here and there, mostly due to my not watching the battery level or trying to shoot “creatively”. After seeing the Pops shows again for the first time in almost twenty years, I remember clearly which girls I thought were hot as they receive a lot of screentime. I guess that's how it goes when a teenage boy is taping girls performing in leotards.

Overall, everything looks good and was a blast to see again. Those were some good times for me and I hope for you too. Enjoy the memories.



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1986 - Rhythm Of The Night (DVDs & CDs)


Thursday Night - opening night!

Friday Night - this performance is also available on CD with excellent sound recorded from the soundboard

Saturday Night - this is the show where Blair, Robbie & Roy gave thanks to Mr. Faulk at the top of the second act. This is also the show where Steve did his solo again due to technical difficulties. As a result, my tape ran out during the last few minutes of "That's What Friends Are For". This performance is also available on CD with excellent sound recorded from the soundboard

Best Of Compilation - this is an exact remaster of the compilation that Mark Butler and I dubbed together in one all night "editing" session using two VCRs... and it shows. If you have a copy of Pops 86 on VHS from me, this is that video.











1987 - Hot Nites And City Lites (DVDs & CDs)


Wednesday Night - opening night! Please note that I had to change the battery during the show and a small part of the second act is missing.

Thursday Night - This show was shot up close from center stage.

Friday Night - This show was shot up close from stage right and is also available on CD with excellent sound recorded from the soundboard

Best Of Compilation - this is an exact remaster of the compilation that I created for everyone. The editing is far better than in 86 and there is a music video at the end featuring Robbie's end (the horror!!!). This is the program that ran on Cox Cable Public Access. If you have a copy of Pops 87 from me, this is that video.




1988 - Everybody Have Fun Tonite (DVDs)


Pops 88 Solo Tryouts - I taped the solo tryouts in order to get some footage for an envisioned montage music video (similar to the one I did in 87). This is not a complete taping of the tryouts and some of the camera work is a bit "creative" as I wanted to get unique footage. Everybody who performed is on the tape; some for a few minutes and others for their entire song. You will recall that "State Of Shock" done by the senior girls at Pops 88 started as a duo tryout from Tricia Barnett and Wendy Bailey.

Saturday Night - I was only able to tape one performance in 1988, but it was a good one - the last show is always the most enjoyable. The show ran long, so I had to switch tapes during Wendy Bailey's song (sorry Wendy!).




1986 - 1988 Outtakes & Special Features Compilation DVD


Over an hour of outtakes, non-Pops performances
and general choral mayhem.

    1986 Pops candid outtakes
    1987 classroom footage
    1987 Christmas outtakes
    1987 The San Diego At Large feature on Helix Homecoming
    1988 Chirtsmas concert footage
    1988 Pops outtakes
    1988 Choral Awards Dinner video presentation feature
    AND MORE!!!



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    If you're interested in getting any of the DVDs or CDs listed here, just
    email me with the ID number of the item(s) you want and ordering instructions will be sent. While I have spent a great deal of time and money putting everything together, it is not my intention to make a profit. With that in mind, I request a $5 per disc donation to help offset my costs and cover postage.

    AVAILABLE NOW

    01 - DVD - Pops 1986 (Thursday) 2 DVD set
    02 - DVD - Pops 1986 (Friday) 2 DVD set
    03 - DVD - Pops 1986 (Saturday) 2 DVD set
    04 - DVD - Pops 1986 (compilation) 2 DVD set

    05 - DVD - Pops 1987 (Wednesday) 2 DVD set
    06 - DVD - Pops 1987 (Thursday) 2 DVD set
    07 - DVD - Pops 1987 (Friday) 2 DVD set
    08 - DVD - Pops 1987 (compilation) 2 DVD set

    09 - DVD - Pops 1988 (Solo Tryouts) DVD
    10 - DVD - Pops 1988 (Saturday) 2 DVD set

    11 - DVD - Outtakes & Special Features (1986 - 1988) DVD

    COMING SOON - DIRECT SOUNDBOARD AUDIO

    12 - CD - Pops 1986 (Friday) 2 CD set
    13 - CD - Pops 1986 (Saturday) 2 CD set

    14 - CD - Pops 1987 (Friday) 2 CD set



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