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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Music

Patty Buhle
pisppleunit330@yahoo.com
(708) 768-3171
Lois Kurowski
lkurowski208@gmail.com
847-401-0183

THEME: 100 YEARS OF MUSICAL SERVICE TO OUR VETERANS

We hope all of you are finding ways to utilize music to enhance your Unit, District and Division meetings. At the very least we hope you are all singing our National Anthem at the start of your meetings.

As a reminder, Junior parodies are due March 17th. You may either email them to: Lkurowski208@gmail.com or mail them to:
Lois Kurowski 214 S. Maple Palatine, IL 60067

Senior parodies are due June 15th. As mentioned above, you may either email them to: Lkurowski208@gmail.com or mail them to:
Lois Kurowski 214 S. Maple St. Palatine, IL 60067

We would like to request that Music Chairmen send us a note or email and tell us what your Unit, District and/or Division is doing to work the Music Program. It does not need to be a formal report (unless you are applying for the District Mary Fleurette’s Plaque, which application is due June 15th). Just please let us know how you use music to enhance your meetings or other gatherings.



THEME: 100 YEARS OF MUSICAL SERVICE TO OUR VETERANS

As we happily celebrate the 100th birthday of the Auxiliary, we will use song to enhance our joyful celebrations.
Each Division has 20 years of music associated with it. It would be wonderful if songs from those decades were played before and after the meetings of not just Division, but also of the District and Unit meetings.

We 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.

We will award Mary Fleurette’s Plaque for the best overall participation in the Music Program within a District.

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 to 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. Members 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 Chairmen as early as possible so the parodies may be used on song sheets for the year.

We are looking forward to seeing all of your great parodies and enthusiastically celebrating the 100th birthday or our great American Legion Auxiliary!

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