Aurora American Legion Band Members

This page is for members of the Aurora American Legion Band. Prospective members, please check our FAQ for information on how to join the band. You may also email us at or use the Contact Us page for more information.

Preparing for the Season

  1. Download and review the documents below.
  2. Fill out an application form online.
  3. Get ahead and start practicing! When you submit your application, we will send you an email with a link to this year’s music. You may download and print the music to practice. (Music folders must be returned to the bins at every rehearsal and performance, and cannot be taken home.)


Click “+GoogleCalendar” above to add the schedule to your Google calendar. This will add and update all rehearsals and performances on your personal calendar.

Maps and Directions

Section Leaders

Flutes – Cindy Owen (
Clarinets – Jani Marti (
Double Reeds & Bass Clarinet – Laura Schachtschneider (
Tenor & Bari Saxes – Marla Hensel (
Alto Saxes – Julie Hensel (
Trumpets – Tim Cooper (
French Horns – Sonja Meyer (
Trombones – Matt Carder (
Tubas, Euphoniums, & String Basses – Greg Guest (
Percussion – David Rojas (
Color Guard – Kyle Saltijeral (


Music folders are kept with the band, and not taken home to practice. Instead, we give access to the music when an application is submitted to join the band. If you do not have the link for this year, and have submitted  your application, please use the form below and we will verify your membership and send you the link.

Request for Music

If you do not have the ability to view or print the music at home, your section leader or a board member can provide you hard copies of your parts for home practice.

Memorial Scholarship


The Aurora American Legion Band’s Memorial Scholarship Award was started in 1974. It was created in memory of long-time band member and past band president Leon Haring. Mr. Haring’s wife, Nancy, initially funded the award on behalf of her husband; today the award is funded by solely the band. Since 1974, over $15,000 has been awarded to 86 members of the band to provide assistance for educational opportunities. These awardees were chosen based on participation, musicianship, improvement, leadership, and patriotism. The band is proud that some of the awardees are still with the band today. The band recognizes the value in nurturing continued participation in music. We hope to encourage a lifelong interest in music and performing that extends well beyond high school and college, and to continue to be an outlet for that in the Fox Valley.

To Qualify

The Memorial Scholarship Award application is open to band members currently enrolled in college for the following semester and who have completed at least one year of college. Please submit the completed application form to your section leader, any board member, or the director.

The application is due by July 19, 2019; please provide a photo.