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The Kosair Oriental Band Unit



The Oriental Band was started in 1919. It has been serving Kosair Shrine proudly ever since.

There are 30 active and reserve bandsmen. We dress in colorful Arabian theme costumes. We play horns, drums, tambourines, triangles, a gong, and two unusual "pogos".

With the support of our Ladies, known as "The Harem", we perform our own brand of "music" at public parades and special events. We perform so that people will know of the Shriners' devotion and dedication to help crippled children to walk.

The Oriental Band meets every Monday at 8 PM, with a business meeting on the 1st Monday of the month.

Oriental Band Officers for 2019
President John Gognat
1st Vice President Charlie Boston, Sr.
Sec'y / Treasurer Chuck Strothman

Several members of the Oriental Band attended the 2018 SESOBA Hoedown in Nashville, Tenn. 

It was hosted by Al Menah Shrine Oriental  Band. We are pleased to report that we returned with a 1St place trophy for our performance in the Small Band Division.  A member and Past President of our Band,  Gil Puckett, was re-elected as

2nd Vice President on the SESOBA Officers’ line.  Yea, Gil !!!

The Awarding Winning Kosair Oriental Band "Big Band"
Year after Year in the S.E.S.O.B.A.

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