The mission of Boumi Temple when it was founded was to have a place in Baltimore where Masons could go to play. The idea for Shriners Hospital for Children was conceived in 1921. Since that time, the Shriners Hospitals for Children has grown into a system of 22 hospitals. 



5050 King Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21237

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Shrinedom's Oldest Marching Unit

Arab Patrol

Contact Person: Captain Tom Rossi


Phone: 443-691-0001

The Arab Patrol meets in their unit room on the 2nd Monday of the month (except Sept./Dec.) at 7:30 p.m. The business meeting includes drill and social.

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Great music to make our parades, meetings, and events more memorable

Brass Band

Contact Person: Bandmaster Harrison Caughey


Phone: 410-302-0596

Did you play in your high school or college band? The Brass Band has plenty of openings for musicians of every skill level. The band does not march in parades but shares its music from a special Boumi bus.


The Brass Band meets every Tuesday of the month. The business meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday, and practice is held every Tuesday.


Bringing smiles to faces of all ages


Contact Person: Director Frank Schepers Jr


Phone: 410-336-0171

Clowns are a big part of the shrine presence in parades and parties. They also serve as a great part of our team helping kids treated in the Shriners Hospitals for Children. What is better to the healing process than smiling and laughing?

The Boumi Clowns meet on the 2nd Monday of the month (except Sept) in their unit room at 7:30 p.m.

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Keeping the Beat for Boumi Shriners

Drum Corps

Contact Person: Captain Walter Becker


Phone: 410-676-6655

Were you a part of your high school or college marching band and still want to make people happy by playing in parades? Join the Boumi Drum Corps and be a part of bringing great music to the crowds who cheer Boumi as we march in parades.

The Drum Corps meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except July/Aug.) in their unit room to practice at 1 p.m.

Boumi's Bagpipers


Contact Person: Captain Wayne Penley Sr


Phone: 410-668-1522

Bagpipes have been used to add a touch of elegence to Masonic and shrine functions for many years. If you have ever thought about learning to play the pipes, contact the captain and learn how to play with the Highlanders.

The Highlanders meet the 1st Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

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For those who want an Extra Special Ride!

Magic Carpets

Contact Person: Director John O'Brien


Phone: 410-584-9873

The Magic Carpets meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

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Are you ready for your close up?

Photo Staff

Contact Person: Director John Friskey


Phone: 410-744-8120

The Photo Staff meets in their unit room on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

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The sounds of the Caribbean brought to Boumi

Steel Drum Band

Contact Person: Director Thomas O. Downey


Phone: 443-291-6144

Do the sounds of the Caribbean make you wish you were sitting on a tropical beach? Come out and join the Boumi Steel Drum Band. While you won't be playing backup for Jimmy Buffett, you will be having lots of fun. Even if you don't know how to play, lessons are available.

The Steel Drum Band meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except June-Aug.) at 1 p.m. in their unit room.

Contact Person: Captain Scott Kelly

Phone: 667-214-4303

Meetings are held in their unit room on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Big Rigs bring big smiles!

Big Rigs

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Contact Person: Captain William Andre


Phone: 443-883-1018

The Camel Wheels meet in their unit room on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

Fun on 3 Wheels

Camel Wheels

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Contact Person: Captain Jay Parson


Phone: 443-829-7188

The Color Guard meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Leading the way with pride in every parade

Color Guard

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Contact Person: Director Robert Engel Sr


Phone: 410-766-5519

Once the theatrical players of Boumi Shriners, now a unit with members dedicated to Boumi's goals and good works.

The Harem meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except June/July/Aug.) at noon at the Old Philadelphia Inn, 9510 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237.

The only Surviving Harem in Shrinedom!


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Contact Person: Commander Peter Phillips Jr


Phone: 410-557-8281

Did you wear the uniform of this great nation? The Legion of Honor is a unit dedicated to honoring our nation's active duty military and veterans. In addition to either marching or riding on a patriotic float in parades, they participate in an annual wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with other Legions from across the nation.

The Legion of Honor meets the 3rd Friday or Saturday of the month (except July/Aug.) and welcome all.

More than a few great men!

Legion of Honor

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Contact Person: Captain Roy Randow


Phone: 410-937-1657

Do you enjoy having fun on two (or three) wheels? The Motor Corps is dedicated to those Shriners who enjoy fellowship and the open road. You also have the opportunity to enhance your riding skills and participate in drill competitions, slow races, obstacle courses and, of course, being the hit of the parades!

You do not need a big, full-dressed Harley-Davidson to join. You just need a love for the open road.

The Motor Corp meets in their unit room on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Fun on 2 (and sometimes 3) wheels!

Motor Corps

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Contact Person: Commander Mark Bishop


Phone: 443-854-3321

If you have protected your community as a member of law enforcement, you are welcome to be a part of this select unit.

The Provost Guard meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Shriners who have served in Law Enforcement

Provost Guard

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