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 on Friday at 4PM to determine what we would play. We then found ourselves jumping into hotel vans and being dropped of just up the hill from our performance area on a side street. The performance was right at the Kansas City, Country Club Plaza where we surrounded the fountain with the statue of Neptune.

One lone musette player, Art Laing (from Al Azhar Temple, Alberta Canada), walked down the hill and started playing. He was then followed shortly by Chris Tsaros with his djembe drum, who also began to play. More and more bandsmen came down the hill each joining in on the music as they arrived until we had a total of 37 bandsmen from five different bands and one feather dancer that joined in. Stayed tuned as we get the rest of these posted.


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Darren resides in Billings Montana but originally is from Massillon Ohio, having moved to Billings over 25 years ago. He is very active in the Al Bedoo Shrine Temple and the Al Bedoo Oriental Band. Darren served as Potentate of Al Bedoo in 2014. He is also a Past President of the regional association, PNSOBA, having served as president in 2015-16.

Darren is married to Timmie-Lynn Poglajen and they are about to celebrate their eleventh anniversary. Timmie-Lynn, who introduced Darren to the Craft and Shriners is very active in Daughters of the Nile. She served as Queen of her local Temple in 2011 and presently is serving her seventh year on the DON Supreme Action Committee.

Darren has been I.T. Professional in many different industries for over twenty years, currently working for Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Headquarters in Billings and is the "solopreneur" at DeHass Technologies.