Oriental Band

366 Patti Lane, Pittsfield, PA 16340

Oriental Band

Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month (except December) at Zem Zem Shrine. Lunch at 12 noon, meeting at 1pm.

The Oriental Band’s goal for 2020 is to attend as may parades as possible.
The Oriental Band is looking for new members. Uniforms and equipment provided.
Please contact Keith Oviatt 814-563-4286 or John Seastead 814-833-8399.

Come join the #1 band and plan on having "FUN”.

January Newsletter


The band is praying for Herb Armes. Sharon his wife past away in October. She is survived by two sons and there wives.. She will be missed by all. Rest in peace, God will care for you and his family.

The Christmas and New Year are a thing of the past. The band had a great party at the Shrine Club on the 8th. With a full house. We had the Mellish family in attendance again this year. The addition of the twins they adoptedwas great. The boys seemed at home. The girls taught them the special love that they have shown for all Shriners and there love. The food was great with Laurie and the staff doing a fantastic job. Yes, the event will be held there in 2020. Make your reservation now.

The band will attend the annual meeting on the 4th of January. The band doesn't feel the remarks stated by Ill. Sir Bryan Ferguson in the December Issue of the Zem Zem Shrine News has much to go on. We will not approve of them. The changes would hurt and turn the annual meeting in to just a get together.The information need at a annual meeting is the financial situation of the Shrine at the close of 2019. These reports will not be available till January 18th with all the facts.. I have yet to see any corporation hold there annual meeting without the facts of the year. The proposed change of by bylaws will not pass.

The Shriner that want to attend the East-West Shrime football game on Saturday 18th in Tampa must be thinking of themselves instead been of care for the Zem Zem Shrine..Also the Month of December should be used for the catering and the rental of our facility. I now of 2 rentals for the first weekend of December of 2020. Some changes are good but this one is no brainier.

Well the band will be taking some time off for the first quarter of 2020. There will be no article till May of 2020. So have a safe and warm winter.

John Seastead "OBFLIFE"

Zem Zem 2020