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ORION was the band that really started it all for many of us.
originally with Brian Leggiere on drums, then later and  right up until the end, Roger Schnur, the band also consisted  of CJ Truitt on vocals, John Curtin on bass, Jeff Kalmar on guitar, and Joel Pirard on keys.  More 'old' pics to follow, but yesterday,  7-26-2009, at approx 3PM ORION performed together with both drummers for the first time since 1980, for a private affair. 
 
7-26-2011 NEW WINDSOR- ORION HAD THEIR FIRST 'REAL' REUNION on Saturday, July 23, when we played about 10 of our own tunes together for the first time in more than 30 years!
In 2009, we had jammed together, but ironically enough, did NOT play any ORION tunes at that time. We rectified that this time! Also on had was MORDUS bassist ERIC OBERMAN, and JDA PROJECT's singer-keyboardist DON PITZ, and former AVALON-USA drummer and current JESTER'S PROMENADE drummer BRUCE HENNINGER.

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Book of Ages

LAWMAKER circa 1980

Back Row: Jeff Kalmar, John Curtin, CJ Truitt, Joel Pirard, Roger Schnur, Eric Oberman. Front row: Don Pitz, Bruce Henninger. ORION and THE ORION JAMMERS 2011

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Ancestral Tides

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The Castle of Thorngaard

Father's Song circa 1980

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CJ Truitt

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Joel Pirard

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Jeff Kalmar ( w Bruce Henninger )

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John Curtin

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Roger Schnur ( 1977 )

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Brian

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Don 'jammer' Pitz


ORION REUNION 2009

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Orion's Wing (1979)

The eternal death cry

CJ Truitt, vocals, behind left Roger Schnur, drums, behind right, Brian Leggiere, drums,  John Curtin, bass, Jeff Kalmar lead guitar, vocals, Joel Pirard, keys, vocals


ORION / AVALON ( sort of...)

in this pic: CJ (bending over), Jeff Kalmar, John Curtin, Joel Pirard, sort of an ORION/AVALON moment actually...


JDA-ORION jam

left: slightly cut-off, Chris Scott, drums,
Larry Lipsen,bass, John Gurtin, guitar, Joel Pirard , keys,  on right.

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ORION, CIRCA 1978

top left: Jeff Kalmar, center: John Curtin, top right: Joel Pirard
bottom left: Roger Schnur, bottom right: CJ Truitt

ORION full band shot
ORION full band shot

circa 1977, from left to right: Jeff Kalmar, John Curtin, CJ Truitt, Roger Schnur, Joel Pirard

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our 'YESSISH' banner from 1977

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CJ

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Joel

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Jeff

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John

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Roger

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John and Sean

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Sean Callahan & Jeff Kalmar