Bandsman of the Year!

Find out how we select a member for this prestigious award and who that member is for 2018!

From the Northern Lands

From the Northern Lands

Darren hails from Billings, Montana and will be providing news and information about ASOB from the Northern US and Canada.

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From the Southern Lands

From the Southern Lands

Dave McCarthy resides in Fort Worth, Texas and will post news and information about ASOB activities in the Southern US region.

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From Middle Earth

From Middle Earth

Ed Harvey resides in Kansas and will provide news, information and updates from the central US, also known as Middle Earth!

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M.A.S.O.B.A. 2018 – Virginia Beach VA

Nobles, Congratulations to the Jaffa Shrine for 1st place oriental band and Irem for 2nd place.  Congratulations to Irem’s drum major for 1st place in that category for M.A.S.O.B.A.! Congratulations to Luke  Schofield for being elevated to president and all the other officers who moved up. Also, Congratulations to Dennis Guignet […]

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Visit to the Central States

Just now recovering from that long drive from Houston to Branson, MO to attend the CSSA convention. ASOB was well represented with myself, Dave McCarthy, Mike Hartup, Richard Sobeck, and Bill Bailey. The Oriental Band competition had eight bands plus two Shrine Centers combining to form a band. The planned […]

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From DA PRESIDENT

Now that Imperial 2017 is over, I am hard at work putting my staff together. As of today, we have four new Ambassadors: Ed Harvey, Central States; James “Moose” Fitzgerald, Mid West; Dave Cravy, South Central and A.J. DiCaro, Panama. I’m doing my best trying to fill a slot in […]

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Busy Times!

Greetings fellow OBers!!!! Well …Middle Earth is burning up but the parade season is ON FIRE!!!!!! Despite temps hovering at 100 degrees, the Abdallah OB has been to two parades this week. Both parades were well attended and the band sounded GREAT! Remember to HYDRATE WITH WATER!!! I know that’s […]

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Instrument Request

    Hella Shriners Oriental Band is in search of complete mouthpieces for at least five horns including the ligature, mouthpiece, and neck for single reed ‘E’ musettes. If they can get 4 or 5 of these, it will help grow their band. This provides the ASOB and its members an opportunity […]

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