The Oconomowoc American Legion Band, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization

 Oconomowoc American Legion Band, Inc.

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1) The Oconomowoc Legion Band earned third place in the American Legion National Band Contest in Minneapolis on August 25th.  This was the 100th convention of the American Legion and six bands from across the country competed in the event.  We finished 0.3 points behind the second place band.  

2) The OALB Annual Meeting and Elections were held on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Listed below are our 2018 - 2019 Board Members:

    General Manager              Gail Schroeder-Hoffman
    Assistant Manager           Judy Rhodee
    Secretary                          Jeanie Hertz
    Treasurer                          Sandy Heimer
    Trustee                              Al Wilson
    Trustee                              Hope Lemke
    Trustee                              Ginny Ziegler
    Trustee                              Don Gust (Board President)
    Trustee                              Pauline Bemis
    Trustee       Bob Morgan

Recording Secretary to be named later.

3)  Announcing our 2018 Legion Band scholarship winners:
a)  Owen Gaber - Saxophone  OHS Senior
b)  Lydia Hertz - Flute  OHS Senior

Our 2018 scholarship auditions were held Saturday, May 12th at the Dr. Martin Luther Church in Oconomowoc.  Each winner was presented with a $500 check.

4)  Visit the Legion Band's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/OconALB/
 
5)  The Legion Band achieved Non Profit status under IRS code 501(c)(3) effective June 12, 2014.  This allows the Band to accept donations and monetary contributions to ensure the long term health of the organization.  We are the proud recipients of a new 2017 grant from the Oconomowoc Area Foundation.  These monies will be used to fund partially the purchase of new uniform trousers.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the band for sustaining support please send an email using this link DONATE NOW.

6)  
Get Back to Band Program - The Legion Band offers free lessons to adults wishing to improve their skills with the goal of joining a musical group. The program will supply lesson music with individual instruction by professional music educators. Minor instrument repairs will be made at no cost and loaner instruments will be available on request. Lessons can be arranged by contacting Gail Schroeder-Hoffman at schroeder57oalb@gmail.com or 920/650-5944.

7)  OALB has launched an instrument donation program that can qualify as a tax deductible charitable contribution.  If you have an un-used band instrument to donate, please contact the band.  Instruments collected will be provided to underprivileged musicians who cannot afford to purchase one. 





   
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