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MBSI Band Organ Rally Jul 20-22 '95
By Jody Kravitz

This is a direct quote from a flyer from the MBSI.  I trust that they will not be offended by my quoting from it directly.


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                            MUSICAL BOX SOCIETY

                              (International)
                            (Organized in 1949)

                    Devoted to all mechanical musical instruments

                            MID-AMERICA CHAPTER
                         20th ANNUAL BAND ORGAN RALLY
                            JULY 20,21,22 1995

You are invited to the 20th ANNUAL BAND ORGAN RALLY, July 20, 21, 22, 1995 at CROSSROADS VILLAGE, FLINT, MICHIGAN, sponsored by the MID-AMERICA CHAPTER OF THE MUSICAL BOX SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL.

The book "Organs of the Mid-America Chapter" is no published and ready for distribution.  As a special "THANK YOU" to members who bring an organ to the 20th Annual Organ Rally, this book will be given (one to a family) as part of the registration.  Additional books may be purchased at the special introductory member's price of $1`0.00, at this rally.

CROSSROADS VILLAGE is open to the public weekdays, 10 am to 5:30 pm, and weekends 11 am to 6:30 pm.  Automobiles are not allowed within the Village during operating hours, so IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PLACE ORGANS INSIDE THE VILLAGE during these hours.  If you arrive during these times, you can lay outside the village and move in after closing.  Good spots are available in the parking areas.  Since the village is operated by Genessee County Parks and Recreation Commission, no alcoholic beverages are allowed.

THURSDAY, JULY 20th.  "PLAYING IN THE PARK," 5:30 to 10pm.  Early placement of organs, picnic supper at 7 pm, river cruise, amusement rides, and ice cream.

FRIDAY, JUYL 21st.  Organ placement in village, prior to 10 am.  Pancake breakfast 8:30 - 10am.  Organ playing all day.  Lunch and diner on your own.  We suggest Frankenmuth, a quaint Bavarian Village, famous for family- style chicken dinners.   The hospitality room will be open later in the evening at the hotel.

SATURDAY, JULY 22nd.  Mart and buffet breakfast at the hotel.  Rally day at the village.  Cash bar and smorgasbord dinner at Walli's Supper Club, Chapter Meeting, and special program "20 YEARS OF MEMORIES" by Bob and Diane Yates.

SUNDAY, JULY 23rd.  Those wishing to stay and play organs at the village, are welcome to do so.  But remember, you cannot remove trailers until after the park closes.

Rally package includes:  Admission t Crossroads Village, Thursday night activities, 1 Huckleberry Railroad ride, Carousel, Ferris Wheel and Venetian Boat rides, Friday pancake breakfast, Saturday buffet breakfast, and Smorgasbord Buffet at Walli's.

Each OUTDOOR ORGAN OWNER displaying an organ will receive a souvenir pin, poster, and T-shirt.  Maximum of 2 of each.  Each INDOOR ORGAN OWNER displaying and playing an organ or organs will receive one souvenir pin and poster.

RALLY MOTEL AND MART at the RAMADA INN, I-75 & Pierson Road (Exit 122), Flint, Michigan.  Use the enclosed card to make reservations, before July 6th, to receive the special rate of $53.00 for up to 4 people in a room. After the cut-off date, standard rates will be charged.  Phone: 810-732-0400.

There will be an "ITEMS FOR SALE BOARD" available.

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        20TH ANNUAL BAND ORGAN RALLY REGISTRATION FORM

           REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE: JULY 6, 1995


    We are working with a Flint, Michgan, newspaper and hope for
    coverage and/or a tabloid about the rally.  Please send us,
    as soon as possible, a picture and brief write-up about the
    organ or organs you are bringing to the rally.




    Please return with checks to:                   John and Nan Flint
      (Make checks payable                          19844 Doris Avenue
       to Mid-Am Chapter, MBSI)                     Livonia, MI 48152
                                                    Phone: 810-476-0163



LAST NAME_________________________       FIRST NAME______________________



LAST NAME_________________________       FIRST NAME______________________



CHILDRENS NAMES_____________________________________________________



ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________



CITY________________________________________________________________



ADULT RALLY REGISTRANTS                       _______ x $49.00 =   _________


SPECIAL RATE FOR CHILDREN WITH ADULT REGISTRATION:


        CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD            _______ x FREE


        CHILDREN 4-11 YEARS OLD               _______ x $18.00 =  __________


        CHILDREN 12-16 YEARS OLD              _______ x $26.00 =  __________


MART TABLE                                    _______ x $5.00 =   __________


EXTRA SOUVENIR PIN                            _______ x $5.00 =   __________


EXTRA SOUVENIR T-SHIRT (specify sizes below)  _______ x $8.00 =   __________


EXTRA SOUVENIR POSTER                         _______ x $5.00 =   __________


        TOTAL                                                     __________


FREE T-SHIRT FOR EACH OUTDOOR ORGAN (2 Maximum)

Total shirts:   SM 30-32 ____     MED 34-36 ____   LG 38-40 ____

                XL 42-44 _____   XXL 44-46 _______


CIRCLE:   TRAILER/TRUCK    CART    TABLETOP    OTHER______________

POWER REQUIRED:   NONE_________   Volts AC_________   Amps______________

Expected Arrival Time:   Thursday 7/20 ________

                         Friday   7/21 ________

                         Saturday 7/22 ________

Please remember to bring extension cords, adaptor, leveling blocks,
lawn chairs, sunscreen, and rain covering.

Security will be provided at Crossroads Village



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    The following WAIVER must be signed and included with your registration:

The Musical Box Society, Mid-America Chapter, Crossroads Village,
and Ramona Inn, are not responsible for any damages sustained to
organ units while participating ;the the rally.


                                                ______________________
                                                Signature




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[ Editor's Note:
[ I'm trying to arrange to go to this myself.  Everyone I've talked to
[ who's been to this has given wonderful reports of this event and that
[ its "THE PLACE TO BE" the 20th-22nd of July.  Note that its not quite
[ on the weekend:
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[  I don't know if MBSI membersip is required.  There's nothing
[  in the brochure that indicates that it is required.
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[  W/R/T things to bring, I would bet money mosquito
[ repellent would be handy in the evenings.
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[ Jody

(Message sent Wed 28 Jun 1995, 01:49:49 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  20-22, 95, Band, Jul, MBSI, Organ, Rally

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