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Holiday Bowl 2004
Cal Spirit Rally

In a ballroom crowded with thousands of Cal partisans, the University of California Marching Band gets Wednesday evening's Spirit Rally off to a booming start. (Steve McConnell photos) Cal Band at the Spirirt Rally

Chancellor Birgeneau and his wife address the rally
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and his wife, Mary Catherine (above), salute the Cal sports program and its fans, while Athletic Director Sandy Barbour (right) fires up the crowd with a few words about the amazing successes she has seen in her short time at Berkeley.
Sandy Barbour

After a welcome from the chancellor, the Golden Bears football players take the stage to bask in the adoration of thousands of fans, and to lead a few cheers of their own. Cal football playyers onstage at the rally

Cal Dance Team The Cal dance team keeps things moving with some high-stepping numbers.

As the Cal band heats up the ballroom with wall-pounding music, Oski and members of the Cal Rally Committee get down for their fans. Oski and Rally Com member boogie

Family of Cal backers A family of Bear backers raise a toast to the football team at the Spirit Rally.

After boogying at the rally, Oski poses for photos with Berkeley alum Chris Carpenter at a reception sponsored by the California Alumni Association. Oski and alum at party

Alumni join the buffet queue Cal alums in all manner of blue and gold garb queue up in the buffet line at the alumni reception.

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