Oracle 2006 - The Year in Review

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Oracle BandAnother year come and gone, and now it's time once again for our annual "Year in Review" pictorial retrospective for 2006.

It's hard to imagine a year going by as fast as 2006 did.  Oracle Band was so busy with clubs, restaurants, weddings, birthday parties, weddings, holiday parties, did we manage to fit all of this into one year, and find it so difficult to remember the moments?

While our fans like to look back over the year and reminisce about the great times they had, we've got a surprise for you.  The BAND likes to look back even more and remember the wonderful times we've had with our fans...the "Oracle Family".

So...hold onto your seats, 'cause here we go on a trip back in time to review and remember all the events of 2006.

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Let's go!!! 

The year got off to a bang with the big New Years Party at the American Legion Post 175 in Severna Park Maryland.

For the third year in a row Oracle was invited to be a part of the annual bash for some of the best people in the world...the members of the American Legion who have served (and continue to serve) our country in the armed forces.

The Legion holds a special affinity for the band, as we have been performing there for so many   years we really do feel like we're performing for family.

As with past years the event sold out early and folks were scrambling for tickets at the last minute to be a part of the festivities.

It was fitting that to kick off the New Year our resident guest violinist Nikki was on hand to help provide some  musical pyrotechnics to the festivities, with her rendition of "Devil Went Down To Georgia" among other favorites.

2006 would see Nikki's performances with the band increase significantly, much to the delight of the fans as well as the band.

Want to see more photos?  Check out the 2005-2006 New Years Party at American Legion Post 175 photo gallery.

Everyone had a great time as we greeted 2006 with one heck of a party.
The Herrera family on stage...Nikki, Veronica, & Mike
Dance, party, & sing along with the band as New Years 2006 approaches.

Veronica singing at Fleet Reserve Club in Annapolis The band's very first performance after the big New Years bash was at the Fleet Reserve Club in Annapolis Maryland.

Although a private club, Oracle has been performing there almost since it's inception, and the folks there are always appreciative

Nestled directly on "Ego Alley" in the heart of Annapolis, the club is picturesque and always an enjoyable evening.

Party people at My Way Restaurant in Laurel Maryland - January 2006 Oracle Band performing at My Way Restaurant in Laurel Maryland

In January Oracle returned for the first time in over a year to My Way Restaurant & Supper Club in Laurel Maryland.

Shown here are some of the photos from several of our performances at My Way during 2006.

You can check out all of the photos from our performances at My Way by visiting the most recent  My Way Photo Gallery.

Some of our Oracle Fmaily members n the dance floor at My Way Restaurant
Veronica on stage at My Way Restaurant in Laurel Dance floor full of people having a GREAT time at My Way Restaurant!

As you are probably aware, Oracle performs for a lot of weddings over the course of a year.

One of the ways we attract prospective clients is by exhibiting at area bridal shows, including this one at the Baltimore Convention Center.

In February (Super Bowl Sunday to be exact), we set up our booth and were pleased to be joined by Mrs. Baltimore City, who was making an appearance in support of her crusade against domestic violence.

Behind the scenes at the Baltimore Bridal Showcase at the Baltimore Convention Center
Veronica with Mrs Baltimore City at the Baltimore Bridal Showcase at the Baltimore Convention Center

Nikki was there to wow the folks at St. Josephs Church in Odenton for Valentine's Day For the second year in a row Oracle was pleased to be a part of St. Joseph's Catholic Church Valentine's Day dance.

In spite of several inches of snow falling outside the dance was a spectacular success.  We were a little nervous at first, given the area's prepensely to cancel events at the first snowflake, but these hearty folks know how to come out to enjoy themselves in spite of adverse weather!

It's hard to believe that it was just one year ago at the Valentine's Day dance in 2005 that marked Nikki's very first performance with the band. 

Boy how things change in a hurry!

The dance floor was huge at the Valentine's Dance at St. Joseph's Church in Odenton

Also in February Oracle was really pleased to perform at the Gambrills Athletic Club Bull Roast in front of a huge crowd of party people ready to dance their feet off.

The Gambrills Athletic Clubhouse is really huge, and each and every seat was sold and there was a waiting list for tickets.

The food was scrumptious...beef, oysters, all the was a veritable feast.  It's no wonder these events sell out so quickly!

You can see more from this performance by checking out the Gambrills February 2006 Bull Roast Photo Gallery.

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As February turned into March folks knew that there was one heck of a party looming on the horizon...the annual St. Patrick's Day blowout at the American Legion Post 175 in Severna Park.

This has become an annual event for the band, and in 2006 the day was made even more popular by the fact that March 17th happened to fall on a Friday!

American Legion St. Patrick's Day 2006 Photo Gallery

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The day after St. Patrick's Day we played for a magnificent black tie benefit dance affectionately known as the "Chocolate Ball. 

A benefit for The Arc of Howard County, the sold out event proved to be a major success, and the band was immediately invited back for next year's gala.

We're looking forward to it!

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