From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Banks High School’s class of 1969 will have a 50th reunion on Aug. 17, 2019.
The reunion will be at the Birmingham Marriot on Grandview Parkway at 6:30 p.m. A reception will be followed by a buffet dinner, a brief program and dancing to the music of the 60s.
Info from organizers:
Decorations for the event will include the school colors of Scarlet and Columbia Blue as well as pictures of the beloved ‘jet’, known as the school mascot.
In 1961, this retired US Air Force jet was painted in the school’s colors of Columbia Blue and Scarlet and installed on the roof above a walkway of the school until its removal in 2007. Today it can be viewed in its original Air Force configuration at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham.
Nostalgia moments, memorabilia, memorials and displays will take classmates back in time to their high school days. Classmates can reminisce about the pep rallies, football games, theatre productions, choir concerts and ‘meetings under the jet.’
Although this Birmingham City School officially closed its doors in 2007, the memories and spirit of those who walked her halls lives on today. Evidence of this can be seen in the committee of 19 who have been diligently planning the reunion event since January.