• 2020 Super Bowl at El Bekal

    January 20th, 2020

    El Bekal will be hosting it's annual Super Bowl Party! Click on the link to find out more information.

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  • Valencia Shrine Club Lady's Day

    January 21st, 2020

    Join Valencia Shrine Club for their first Lady's Day of the new decade!

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  • 2020 In and Out

    January 5th, 2020

    El Bekal just had it's 2020 In and Out. Ringing in the new year and decade right!

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  • Important Notice for 2020

    October 30th, 2019

    Illustrious Potentate has released and important notice that will be voted on in 2020!

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    January 22nd, 2019

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El Bekal Shrine 2020 Illustrious Potentate Merritt Read

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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