1998 Our 15th Year in St. Louis


1998 was a milestone year for SH-BOOM as the band celebrated 15 years of performing together. While most bands change personnel as frequently as they change their guitar strings, SH-BOOM has been the exception over the years. SH-BOOM has featured the same line-up for the last ten years of the group's fifteen years together. What follows below is a review of just some of the events SH-BOOM used in 1998 to commemorate the band's 15 year Anniversary!

Sh-Boom Night at the Ballpark
On July 15th, SH-BOOM sang before their largest audience ever...32,000 plus!!!! It was at St. Louis' Busch Stadium where SH-BOOM sang the National Anthem for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds baseball game. It was all part of "SH-BOOM Night" at the ballgame.

While donning SH-BOOM t-shirts, over 100 SH-BOOM fans sat in section 280 and watched the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds (good guys lost, 4-2). SH-BOOM band members and fans sat in the stands feasting on hot dogs, drinks, nacho's, more drinks, and pretzels. SH-BOOM fan, Cissie Dorenkamp provided the entire group with a special "Sh-Boom Night" commemorative button. While sitting just inside home run territory our group was anticipating some long ball excitement! Unfortunately this particular game failed to produce any home runs by Mark McGwire in his historic home run record season.

Another highlight of the night was just before singing the National Anthem, SH-BOOM got the opportunity to meet rock 'n roll legend, Dick Clark. Dick was participating in the pre-game ceremonies. As SH-BOOM departed the playing field after singing, Dick Clark gave a rousing, "great job guys" (yes, we will be exploiting this comment from Dick Clark).

Sh-boom in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
In April, Sh-Boom took the anniversary party south of the border to Mexico. A group of over 100 celebrated Sh-Boom's 15th Anniversary at the all-inclusive Diamond Resort Nuevo Vallarta near Puerto Vallarta. Sh-Boom performed three concerts and hosted additional events during seven days of partying hard in the sun and surf. Thanks to Tenholder Travel, Apple Vacations, TWA, Allegro Resorts, and to all of our guests for one of Sh-Boom's most successful vacation trips ever!!

For the whole story on what went on while we were there, check out our Mexico Memories page.

Sh-boom Sings National Anthem at Kiel
On February 12th the Sh-boom vocalists performed the Star Spangled Banner at the Kiel Center prior to the St. Louis University Billikens basketball game against Cincinnati before a crowd of over 20,000 people.  The game was aired on ESPN. Although the SLU Bills' suffered a disappointing loss to Cincinnati, bass vocalist Bad Brad was pleased to discover he's an inch taller than NBA-bound Larry Hughes. Larry was unavailable for comment. This was the first of what we hope will be a year full of appearances which are a bit out of the ordinary for Sh-boom

Sh-Boom Presents a Night of Miracles
On March 21st, Sh-Boom gave back to the St. Louis community by donating an evening of entertainment to benefit the Children's Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis. The event was held at the Marriott Pavilion Hotel in downtown St. Louis. A crowd of over 700 people attended the dinner, dance, and silent auction which contributed over $15,500 for C.M.N. The event also commemorated Sh-Boom's 15th year of performing great rock 'n roll oldies.

Sh-Boom in the Media
In March, Sh-Boom appeared on Fox Channel 2's "Auble at Large" and KSDK Channel 5's "Show Me St. Louis". Sh-Boom was featured as part of the ongoing 15th Anniversary celebration, and benefits for S.I.D.S and the Children's Miracle Network.

On May 31st, Sh-Boom appeared on KPLR-TV Channel 11 for the Children's Miracle Network Telethon. The telethon was broadcast live from the Palace Theater at Six Flags-St. Louis. Sh-Boom presented a $15,000 check to the Children's Miracle Network. The money came from proceeds raised at the Sh-Boom 15th Anniversary "Night of Miracles" dance held last March. As Sh-Boom left the stage they were greeted by, and shook hands with future baseball Hall-Of-Famer, Ozzie Smith.

    Thanks to the many faithful SH-BOOM fans for helping to create some great memories and for making our first 15 years such a resounding success. We look forward to making many more great memories in the years ahead.

Scott, Dave, Lamar, Rob, Brad, Mike, Ben and Tom