1) The Oconomowoc Legion Band and Post 91 Color Guard traveled to Indianapolis, IN to compete in the American Legion National Band Contest on August 24, 2019. This was the 100th birthday of the American Legion.
Our band finished third out of five bands in the competition.
2) The OALB Annual Meeting and Elections were held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Listed below are our 2019 - 2020 Board Members. Due to the pandemic, elections were not held in 2020. The current Board will continue to serve until new elections are held in September, 2021.
Gail Schroeder-Hoffman - General Manager
Judy Rhodee - Assistant Manager
Jeanie Hertz - Secretary
Jill Gust - Recording Secretary Pro Tem
Sandy Heimer - Treasurer
Al Wilson - Trustee
Bob Morgan - Trustee
Ginny Ziegler - Trustee
Chris Bastin - Trustee
Terry Treuden - Trustee
Don Gust - Trustee and Board President
3) Our 2020 scholarship auditions were conducted virtually via recorded submissions on Saturday, May 9th. Awards were presented at the OHS annual band assembly on May 10th. Our 2020 Legion Band scholarship winners were:
a) Simon Field - French Horn, OHS Senior
b) Tyler Schuh - French Horn, OHS Senior
c) Sam Kellen - Trumpet, OHS Senior
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 grants from the Oconomowoc Area Foundation, the Friends of Nashotah, the Majorie A. Day Foundation and the Emil Ewald Family Foundations. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the band for sustaining support please contact us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 920/650-5944.
7) The Legion Band has launched an instrument donation program that can qualify as a tax deductible charitable contribution. If you have a band instrument that is no longer being used that you would like to donate, please contact the band. Instruments collected will be provided to underprivileged musicians who cannot afford to purchase one.