LuLu Shriners Oriental BandOriental Band

 

FORMED 

Lu Lu Shriner Oriental Band was organized in 1958, at a meeting of the Montgomery County Shrine Club,  held in the Valley Forge Hotel in Norristown PA.

 

MEETING PLACE 

Oriental Band Room of the LuLu Shriners Building - 5140 Butler Pike, Plumouth Meeting PA 19462

 

HISTORY 

The Band has a long history, going back to its inception.  They have received many trophies and awards while performing in parades and compititions.  The band raises money in the support of our Shriners Hospitals, of which they are very proud.

 

MEMBERSHIP 

To join the band you must be a member in good standing in the following: 
  • Masonic Lodge 
  • Shrine of North America
 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • The new candidate must have an interest in music, fun, and fellowship. 
  • He must enjoy helping children, this is our main goal. 
  • Knowledge of music is a plus, but is not necessary, as we will teach you to play one of our many instruments.
 

MEETING DATES 

The Band conducts two meetings a month: 

  • 2nd Thursday practice at 7:30 PM 
  • 4th Thursday practice and business meeting staring at 8:00 PM

Refreshments are provided before or after each of  these meetings. 

During the course of the year, the band will hold social functions and our ladies group known as the “Pearls of the Oda” will attend. They also have an active part and meet on the same night as the band business meeting.

 

OBJECTIVES 

  • Raise money for the operation of our orthopedic and burn unit, Shriners Hospitals for Children 
  • Having fun, fellowship and a good time, while generating these funds 
  • Making the public aware of charity work performed by the Masons and Shriners
 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 

The Band provides a different sound with the following:

  • Chinese Musette, sometimes called a Snake Charmers Horn.
  • Tambourines
  • Gongs
  • Cymbals
  • Congo drums
  • Single Tom Tom Drum
  • Double Tom Tom Drums
  • Triple Tom Tom Drums
  • Base Drums
  • Potatoemasher
  • Wooden Sticks
 

UNIFORMS & MAKE-UP 

  • Uniforms take on middle east or men of the dessert look, Usually very colorful.
  • Turned up shoes or boots
  • Head dress, capes or robes.
  • Pantaloons or skirts. 
 

Make up consists of:

  • Beards and mustaches
  • Skin darkened with pancake and eye shadow, to take on a weather beaten look
 

COMPETITION 

The band competes in parades and stage competition with other oriental bands.  They are judged for uniforms, make up, musical presentation and overall performance.

 
 

It takes many men to help in this great philanthropy. We have a variety of backgrounds in our band, bus drivers, bank officers, police officers, plumbers, retired members and etc. These men have great pride and spirit in what they do as members of this organization, known as Lu Lu Shrine Oriental Band. We would like to include you in this group. When you see us coming down the street, give us a wave and a smile. 

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