Meeting Time: 6:30 pm, Mondays - All Year
Location: Oriental Band Room, Nile Shrine Basement
Dues: $20 per year
How To Join: Just show up on a Monday night in the Nile basement.
Sultan – Mark Goldberg
Pasha 1 – Robert Kennar
Pasha2 – Larry Bronner
Music Director – Darrick Hayman
Keeper of the Purse – Norm Wold
Keeper of the Scroll – Frank Martinez
Costumed Shriners who have an affinity for the exotic will love participating in this unit. Their music emanates from musettes, tambourines and other Middle Eastern musical instruments. They are right out of the “Arabian Nights.” Come join them ride their giant float in many parades around our region. Musical talent not required.
The Nile Oriental Band is always looking for Nobles who want to participate in parades and competitions with a really fun bunch of guys. We meet and practice each Monday night starting with social hour at 5:30 pm and practice at 6:30. One of our most popular events is hosting the Oriental Band Crab Feed each February.
We always start the parade season at the La Conner Tulip Festival in early April. Prior to the parade we meet at the Shelter Bay picnic grounds for a potluck with the band providing the burgers and dogs!
At the Nile Family picnic in July, the band offers burgers, dogs and pop for free. Fun time for all.
In August, we sell Corn on the Cob at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. This is our big fundraiser and it does take a lot of effort, but we have a really good time!
We conclude the year with a Christmas party which the band hosts for its members and their ladies. We do have a great time and are considered one of the largest and best units currently in the Nile Shrine!