Bandsman of the Year!

Find out how we select a member for this prestigious award and who that member is for 2019-20!

Al Kader Oriental Band – History

AL KADER ORIENTAL BAND Although we for many years have been a regular member of’ the uniformed units of our temple, the oriental band. first got started with members of the Camel Herders. Chinook Stable No 45. At every ceremonial of Al Kader Temple, initiation into the Camel Herders takes […]

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SECRETARY/TREASURER Don Moores

Greetings Bandsmen!  We have just completed a very unusual year in our history.  All Association of Shrine Oriental Band Events were canceled beginning in March 2020 because of the Covid-19 Virus which has impacted the entire world, and in most areas still going strong.  The ASOB Jamboree to be held […]

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Greeting-Year of the Bear

Greetings Band Brothers: It is now 2020-2021, the year of the Bear. I would like to begin by saying without all of you out there doing what you do, the ASOB VISION: A healthy oriental band community for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for children, would not exist. The ASOB […]

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President Report – August 2019

What a whirlwind of a summer it has been. I hope all is well with each one of you and you are out enjoying the weather, vacations and parade season. This edition of the Na Khabar was not planned on my agenda, but when I started to think about the […]

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First Vice President Report – August 2019

Well now that I have stepped up a chair of office in ASOB, I totally look forward to not only fulfilling my role, but hopefully making it a great year of music, brotherhood, and the mindful changes I would like to help make. I am W. Richard “Bear” Sobek, 1st […]

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Secretary/Treasurer Report – August 2019

We have just returned from the Imperial Session held in Nashville, TN. The 2018-2019 Annual Meeting was held during the Imperial Session. The Minutes of the Meeting are published below as well as being posted on the website at ASOB.ORG. The Annual Meeting was well attended by Past Presidents, Ambassadors, […]

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2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

2019 Annual Meeting Minutes Association of Shrine Oriental Bands International July 1, 2019 The Annual Meeting of the Association of Shrine Oriental Bands was held at the Sheraton Music City Inn on July 1, 2019. President Harry Pressman called the meeting to order on 9:05 A.M. CDT. President called on […]

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Jamboree 2019 – A talk with Megan

We had a visit from Megan Johnson, an amazing young woman, and former Shriners Hospital Patient and Ambassador. She continues to be an advocate for our hospitals and Shrine Oriental Bands. Megan has some amazing accomplishments from writing books to fundraising. I will let her talk for herself through the […]

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