• Claybuster's Turkey Shoot Fundraiser

    October 14th, 2018

    Come one come all to the El Bekal Claybuster's Turkey Shoot Fundraiser! For more information click on the link provided to view event details and flyer. Click here for more information.

  • February Ceremonial & Date Festival 2019

    October 17th, 2018

    Latest information for the February Ceremonial and Date Festival trip for 2019. Plan ahead, RSVP and mark your calendars! Click here for more information.

  • Rose Parade Float Decorating

    October 19th, 2018

    Read the latest release regarding the Rose Parade Float decorating. Click here for more information.

  • Latest El Bekalans

    Nov 1st, 2018

    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. 

    See the November 2018 El Bekalan
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El Bekal Shrine 2018 Illustrious Potentate Larry Griffin

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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