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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Music

Ciara Smith
ciararose2498@gmail.com

Theme: Crafting Musical Masterpieces For Our Veterans

We will be 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.

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 13-17:
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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