• El Bekal Halloween Party 2017

    October 14th, 2017

    Come join your fellow Shriners at El Bekal for our Halloween Party 2017! The party will be held at the El Bekal Shrine Center Sunday October 29th, 1-5pm. For more informaton click on the following link.

  • Fall 2017 Shrine Ceremonial

    October 8th, 2017

    El Bekal Shrine held it's annual Shrine Ceremonial in October. It was well attended and our Ceremonial Divan put on a great performance. We are glad to welcome our newest Nobles to El Bekal Shrine. See the pictures by clicking the here.

  • New Dues Notices from Imperial Shrine

    August 31st, 2017

    By now you have received your dues notice for your shrine dues. It may look different than before because now the dues notices come straight from Imperial Shrine Center, head quarters for AAOMS. Dues are due December 31st, 2017. If you have any questions please contact El Bekal's Recorder.

  • Latest El Bekalans

    September 1st, 2017
    Download the latest edition of our Shrine's newsletter, The El Bekalan. Click on the link below to see our collection of El Bekalan newsletters. 

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  • Shriners For Children Medical Center Now Open

    October 13th, 2017

    It is with great pleasure to share with you that we have successfully obtained all our licenses for the primary care clinic, rehab, and our surgical clinic to open Shriners for Children Medical Center. For more information read the entire article here.

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El Bekal Shrine 2017 Illustrious Potentate Carl Spalin

Oriental Band Shrine Unit


Welcome to the Oriental Band Page

The Oriental Band is one of the most colorful Units of the Shrine. We play for Ceremonials, march in parades, and serve at the will and pleasure of the Potentate. Our costumes are handmade by the Bandsmen. Each new member is given suitable assistance in procuring the costume materials. Our Ladies, who are known as SHEBAS, generally travel with the Band to most functions.

You do not have to be able to read music. The Band Director, Assistand Director and other Bandsmen will assist you in learning the music. The basic instruments played by the Oriental Band are the Mussette, Drums, Tambourine and Cymbals. The glockenspiel is an approved instrument, plus some other percussion pieces. If you wish to join our Band, you will not have to purchase an instrument to get started. The Band will provide you with an instrument.

The Oriental Band meets at the Shrine Center each Monday night at 7:30pm for a business meeting. Rehearsals follow from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. No meeting in December. To Join, the Initiation Fee is $25:00 and the Annual Dues are $50.00. Call the Shrine office to get the name and phone number of a Unit Officer.

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