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Sha - Boom


SHA-BOOM WAS FORMED IN 1977 IN THE FACULTY LOUNGE AT INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL. THE PURPOSE WAS TO RAISE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC PROGRAMS AT SCHOOL. THEIR FIRST PERFORMANCE WAS IN THE ANNUAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE TALENT SHOW. THEIR STUDENTS WENT CRAZY, AND BASED ON THAT RESPONSE THEY DECIDED TO PUT TOGETHER A COMPLETE ROCK 'N ROLL SHOW. MOST OF THOSE ORIGINAL MEMBERS WOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN UP THE NERVE TO PERFORM ON STAGE WITHOUT THE UNDYING LOVE OF THEIR STUDENTS, WHO, AGAINST ALL LOGIC, CONVINCED THEM THAT THEY WERE GREAT!
DESTINY IS THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE HOW THE BAND CAME TOGETHER. BY WORD OF MOUTH THEY FOUND SOME OF THE VERY BEST MUSICIANS AROUND. THEY WERE ABOUT THE SAME AGE AND STATUS IN LIFE AND WERE ALSO WILLING TO PUT IN SOME TIME BRINGING THESE ENTHUSIASTIC "ROOKIES" UP TO PAR. THEIR FIRST SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC APPEARANCE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL WAS AT THE 1983 GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL. AGAIN, THE CROWD WENT CRAZY, AND THEY HAVE PERFORMED THERE EVER SINCE!
SINCE THOSE REMARKABLE BEGINNINGS, SHA-BOOM HAS PERFORMED FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, HELPING OTHER SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS RAISE FUNDS IN A MOST ENJOYABLE WAY---DANCING TO OLD TIME ROCK 'N ROLL. THEY HAVE EVEN BEEN ON STAGE WITH THE VERY PEOPLE THEY GREW UP LISTENING TO ON THE RADIO LIKE:

  • DEL SHANNON
  • CHUCK BERRY
  • THE FOUR TOPS
  • THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
  • THE SHIRELLES

  • AND
  • THE COASTERS
  • THEY HAVE BEEN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, AND HAVE BEEN FEATURED AT MANY FESTIVALS AND REVIVALS.

    WHAT MAKES THEM SO POPULAR?
    WELL, BESIDES THE GREAT MUSIC....
    IT'S THE OBVIOUS ENJOYMENT OF WHAT
    THEY ARE DOING.

    ROCK 'N ROLL IS IN OUR SOUL!!!


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