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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Music

Ciara Smith
ciararose2498@gmail.com

Theme: Crafting Musical Masterpieces For Our Veterans

We have been spending this year crafting musical masterpieces for our veterans. Music is
a creative art form that allows us to express ourselves and spread emotion!

I would like to encourage the singing of the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies of each
meeting and another patriotic song to close the meeting.

I would also like to encourage the use of music in any way during meetings. This can be by playing
a song, playing musical bingo or singing together. Music is a joyful activity that helps bring
groups of people together!

No music parodies have been received. Please get those sent in as soon as they are ready! Here is a
reminder of the music parody award information.

The Junior Auxiliary Awards will be as follows:
Juniors ages 1 to 12:
First Place: $5.00 to the Junior member writing the best Patriotic or Department President’s Theme
Parody.
Second Place: $3.00 to the runner-up Junior member writing the best Patriotic or Department
President’s Theme Parody.

Juniors ages 13-17:
First Place: $5.00 to the Junior member writing the best Patriotic or Department President’s Theme
Parody.
Second Place: $3.00 to the runner-up Junior member writing the best Patriotic or Department
President’s Theme Parody.

Juniors must send: a copy of the words and the written music score used. Juniors must include:
1. Name and address
2. Unit name, number and address
3. Age group

Personal Awards
Senior Auxiliary Awards:
First Place: $10.00 to the Senior member writing the best Patriotic or Department President’s Theme
Parody.

Second Place: $5.00 to the runner-up Senior member writing the best Patriotic or Department
President’s Theme Parody.

Senior Members must send: a copy of the words and the written music score used. Seniors must
include:
1. Name and address
2. Unit name, number and address

**Parodies must have a copy of the music score included with a copy of the words. Please send to
Department Music Chairman as early as possible so the parodies may be used on the song sheets for
the year.

I am looking forward to seeing all of your great parodies and enthusiastically crafting musical
masterpieces for our veterans!

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