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 2019 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”.

November Newsletter


The weather has now started to drastically change, the trees shed their leaves and await the chill to take hold. Don’t forget a spot for the snow shovel!

I have sad tidings from the band. Our senior member, Willie Bax was summoned by the black camel on

Saturday, October 5th. It was hard to accept his loss. Willie had been a mason for 67 years; a member of Lake Erie Lodge F&AM #347 in Girard, Valley of Erie, Zem Zem Shrine for 57 years and part of the Oriental Band for the majority of these years. He received his 50 year Zem Zem membership pin from Ill. Sir Jerry Best, PP in 2013. Willie held numerous offices during these times. He was also chairman of the reverse raffle drawing and organized it well. I feel if not for Willie, we would not have 22 years of success. He will be missed at lunch and many evenings in the oasis for some camels milk. RIP

brother, your time is at rest.

Parade season has come to an end. The Conneaut Lake parade was a beautiful day, despite the early arrival due to travel time from camp. But as the only band in the

parade, Zem Zem did a wonderful job! The kids showed their appreciation and that is truly rewarding. Thanks Fez Flyers!

Dues are due to me at the house in Erie. $20 should not break the bank. The band’s Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 8th at the Shrine Club.Reservations to Keith Oviatt or Dick Sullivan Jr.

The band would like to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving!

John Seastead

Zem Zem 2019