Oracle Band 2002 -
The Year in Review Pictorial
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|The year 2002 saw the Oracle Band mature as
a musical organization. Our songlist
expanded from just over 200 songs to well over 300, and the band's sound was
strengthened as Steve was integrated into more of the material, both vocally
and on trumpet.
This then is our retrospective look back at some of the
significant events and performances of 2002. We hope you enjoy
looking back as much as we do!!!
New Years 2002
|The year 2002 started with bang as a
sellout crowd at the American Legion in Severna Park greeted
midnight and the new year with lots of noise and an overflowing
Probably the most memorable moment of the evening
occurred just after midnight, when Veronica starts picking up a
radio station in her wireless in-ear monitor. You should have seen
the look of sheer terror on her face when she realized she'd have to
try and sing one song while another played in her head ;-).
Never a dull moment with this band...that's for sure!
||It was snowing like crazy all day
on January 19th, but when the Broadneck Elks Club decides to hold a
pig roast, by golly they hold it.
We're not really sure if these ladies were simply
dancing around the pole, or if they needed it to stay on their feet,
but regardless, it sure came in handy!
It was the last Sunday in January
when Oracle performed for their first bridal show, starting out at a
venue no less intimidating than the Patriot Center on the campus of
George Mason University.
January also saw Oracle business
manager Steve Kimbell re-elected as president of the
Association of Wedding Professionals, an organization
committed to advancing ethics and professional behavior within the
||The Knights of Columbus in
Millersville threw a big bash in April, and Oracle was honored to be
the featured entertainment for the evening.
It turned out to be a great party, (as if it could
be anything else with Oracle getting everyone dancing), and the
guests all had a great time.
|In addition to clubs and
weddings Oracle performs for other functions such as backyard
This one in Pasadena was a casual affair that
started in the afternoon and went well into the night.
Whether it's a stage in a nightclub or a porch in
the backyard, Oracle is ready to perform anywhere and any time.
||Oracle took the month
of June off when Veronica was advised by her doctor that her ongoing
back problems necessitated surgery.
Up to this point we were amazed how she could
perform night after night, bouncing around like a crazy person, and
then at the end of the night we would almost have to carry her to
the van as she was in so much pain.
Unfortunately it now appears that the surgery was
not too successful, and she is still experiencing a lot of pain.
Not that you would know it from her performances though, as you can
see in this shot from a December American Legion performance.
|Oracle performed for quite
a few weddings over the course of the year. Among the newlyweds
were long time Oracle fans Joni and Charlie, who tied the knot in
their back yard on July 20th.
The guests were thankful the reception was
poolside, and many of them took advantage of this amenity as it was
a VERY hot day.
The heat didn't stop the conga line from breaking
out, or prevent folks from dancing well into the night. We had
a great time with some good friends, and we wish them (and all our
newlywed clients) a long and happy life together.
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