Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner & Dance in Severna Park - Everyone Invited!

Oracle will be performing for a benefit Dinner & Dance at the Columbian Center in Severna Park this coming Saturday, November 26th.  Doors open at 6:00 and the band kicks off the dancing starting at 8:00.  We'll be playing until midnight.

This will be a fundraising event sponsored by "Joy In The Spirit of the Lord", a group composed primarily of members of the Filipino community in and around the Severna Park area, but the dance is open to ALL who wish to attend.

There is no better way of sharing in the spirit of Thanksgiving than by the mingling of cultures, just as the Native Americans and the Pilgrims did back in 1621, almost 400 years ago.

The Dancing

Ballroom dancers are especially encouraged to attend as this group REALLY knows how to dance, and we'll be breaking out all our cha-chas, waltzes, and tangos for the event, in addition to our regular lineup of popular dance music.

Do you enjoy line dancing?  We're willing to bet you might learn a new line dance or two from the group as well, as they seem to have literally dozens of different line dances for a host of songs you probably recognize but wouldn't ordinarily associate with a line dance.

The dance floor is especially spacious to allow folks plenty of room to dance.

The Food

Are you ready for a treat?  Are you open to experiencing some unique culinary treats you may have never experienced before?  For this event some traditional Filipino fare will be offered that will surely tempt your taste buds. 

Just as at the first Thanksgiving the Native Americans welcomed the Pilgrims and introduced them to the native foods we have all become used to, this is an opportunity to experience and share another culture's cuisine.

Can there be a more fitting way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend than with a mingling and sharing of cultures and traditions, food and of course DANCE?


Tickets are $45 and are generally tax deductible, although you should check with your tax advisor to make sure.  Heaven knows we could all use some additional tax deductions as the end of the year nears.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling any of the numbers listed above at the top of the page.
Tickets will also be sold at the door, but we encourage anyone considering attending to call ahead so organizers have a reasonable idea of the final attendance.

Directions to Columbian Center

The Columbian Center is very easy to get to.  Located right on Route 2 between Annapolis and Glen Burnie, it is just minutes from the Baltimore Beltway, Route 100, or I-97.

Directions to Columbian Center

Whispers ROCKS as a Packed House as Oracle Returns To Home Base

It is truly something amazing to watch.  Each time we perform at Whispers it seems they can't hold any more people, yet when we return there always seem to be just a few more than the last time!

Walking into the empty club when we arrive to set up to find all tables reserved has become somewhat commonplace, but finding out that the tables have all been reserved a week in ADVANCE is REALLY heartwarming!

A number of Steve's high school classmates came out to party and dance with us, and we had a BUNCH of birthday celebrants in the house as well!

We hope you enjoy the photos, and as always, please feel free to comment on your evening.  Were you there?  How about posing a message on the Whispers Guestbook page as well?  We love it when folks share their experiences!

Final Performance for 2011 at LA Singles

Oracle's final performance for 2011 at the LA Singles Dance in Bowie was well attended & definitely one to remember.

It is really so cool to see the dance floor explode with activity right from the very first note...these folks LOVE to dance!

We hope you enjoy the photos.  We'll be returning with a full schedule of performance with LA Singles in 2012, so keep your eyes on this space and on the Oracle Band calendar to see when we'll be appearing there next!

Oracle Band Debuts at New Club - River Watch in Essex

It's been a while since we performed at a new club, and we were thrilled with the response we received when we performed for the first time at River Watch Restaurant & Marina in Essex Maryland.

The crowd there was ready to party from the get-go, and the dance floor was pretty well packed from first note to the last.

The management and staff at River Watch Restaurant was fabulous.  The food was great, and everyone there was so friendly and hospitable.  We hope that this venue will become a regular stop on the Oracle Band club circuit.

As always we got lots of photos from the evening.  We hope you enjoy them, and by all means please feel free to comment!

Halloween Party 2011 - What A Great Party!

We had so much fun this year at our annual Halloween Party, held at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie Maryland.

The costumes continued to be so just goes to show how original Oracle fans can be.

The band elected to coordinate our costumes this year and we received a lot of positive responses from our Pirate theme.

The food as always was scrumptious, and we'd like to thank the management and staff at La Fontaine Bleue for all their hard work in helping to make this party a success.

Please chack out the photos from the evening, and we would love to get your feedback on how you enjoyed the party, as well as any suggestions you might have for next year in making the party even BETTER!