Washington DC German Band 1
Washington DC German Band 1
This Washington DC German Band was formed in May 1972 and has been under the leadership of the accordionist/keyboardist since their humble beginning as a “German” Oom-Pah band. In their 39+ year history the band increased their repertoire incorporating many different ethnic styles of polka and waltz music, plus popular dance hits from the 1940′s thru today. Many have tried to label this versatile group of musicians over the years, but most have faced the music that they just have to expect the unexpected at any of their performances.
Washington DC German Band albums
This Washington DC German Band certainly has created their own niche in the music world and have performed throughout the USA at Festivals, Dances, Concerts, Radio/TV, and on 9 Cruises to far away destinations. They have also produced 9 recordings and received airplay on more than 400 terrestrial radio stations and countless plays on internet radio broadcasts and websites.
Washington DC German Band performances
Hofbrauhaus USA – Newport, Kentucky
Hofbrauhaus USA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oktoberfest – Bear Mountain, New York
Cannstatter Verein – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage – Washington, DC
25th Annual Polkafest – Chisholm, Minnesota
Deutscher Klub of Clark, New Jersey
Liederkranz – Reading, Pennsylvania
Liederkranz – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Edelweiss Club – Dayton, Ohio
Bayway Polish Home – Elizabeth, New Jersey
International Polka Festival – Mitchell, South Dakota
SNPJ Lodge #106 (National Headquarters) – Imperial, Pennsylvania
City Oktoberfest – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Alpine Festival – Helen, Georgia
“Live” Guest band on Dan Rodericks’ Breakfast Show – WMAR Baltimore, MD
Polkafest – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Donauschwaben Oktoberfest – Cincinnati, Ohio
Strassenfest – Louisville, Kentucky
Strassenfest – Jasper, Indiana
Bavarian Festival, Frankenmuth, Michigan
Annual Polish Festival – Baltimore, Maryland
Annual German Festival – Baltimore, Maryland
Edelweiss Club Oktoberfest – Clarksville, Tennessee
Bavarian Inn – Shepardstown, West Virginia
State Fairgrounds Oktoberfest – Richmond, Virginia
Saengerbund Oktoberfest – Newark, Delaware
International Polka Festival – Hunter Mountain, New York
German-American Polkafest – Pemberville, Ohio
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany – Washington, D.C.
The past achievements of this Washington DC German Band includes a “Maryland Governor’s Citation” presented during their 20th Anniversary celebration and the leader of the band is a recipient of the “German-American Friendship Award” presented by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This Washington DC German Band’s most recent recognitions were 2010, 2009 and also a 2008 “Wammie” (Washington Area Music Association Award) nominations for “Best World Music Group.” They continue to make new fans wherever they perform.