Bandsman of the Year!

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

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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Florida Region Update – Fall 2018

Fall Greetings to all. The Araba and Azan Oriental Bands have not reported any of their activities. Noble Don Moores, Amara Oriental Band advised the Band is down to two members and unable to participate in Amara’s Ceremonials or parades. Noble Robert Woodall, Bahia Oriental Band Treasurer, reported that although […]

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ASOB and Ladder of Smiles Presentation for TASOB

This presentation I happened onto while doing some web surfing, I felt it was important to share with everyone. I am sure that some have seen it or may have been in the audience at the time. It is a presentation that was presented at the TASOB mid-winter meeting about six […]

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ASOB Jamboree 2018 – Fantasy Competition

As I had said before, Jamboree 2018 was great and everyone that attended had a great time. At some point though the fun had to turn toward the serious business of the ASOB. First thing Saturday morning, the bands had to put their game faces on.  Each bandsman donned the costumes […]

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ASOB Jamboree 2018 – Flash Mob

What a great weekend we had in Kansas City at the ASOB Jamboree 2018! Over the next few post I am going to share some videos taken of the event. This was a flash mob planned by our president Chris Tsaros. This started with a quick meeting at the hotel […]

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ASOB Weekend= FEZTASTIC!!!!

If you weren’t in KC last weekend, you missed a fun time! Lots of old friends to see & new ones to meet. Our ASOB line did a heckuva job with entertainment, info, food and fun! Congrats to all the Bands who participated and especially to the Overall winners, Khiva!!!!!!! […]

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