BAND
 
BIOGRAPHY
The River City Blaskapelle is a 25 member brass and woodwind band based in West Bend, Wisconsin that performs authentic German music. The group was formed in 1986 by several members of the West Bend Community Band who had a profound interest in performing music of their German heritage.
 
INSTRUMENTATION
The band consists of one flute, four clarinets, two flügelhorns, two trumpets, four trombones, two tubas, two tenor horns, two baritones, one E-flat horn, percussion and two vocalists.
 
MUSIC
The band's arrangements include music from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
 
EVENTS
Now in our 32nd year, the band's popularity has grown while performing at Germanfest and Oktoberfest celebrations including the United German Societies of Milwaukee Oktoberfest, Schawbenhof Oktoberfest, Mai Fest, German-American Day in Stone Bank and West Bend Germanfest. The River City Blaskapelle has recorded 3 CDs for your listening pleasure.  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming performances and hope that we can bring a little Gemütlichkeit to your day!
 
MUSICIANS
Director
Mark Kandel, Pat Otten

Flute
Pat Otten

Clarinet
Jacob Boyle, Marie Lemke, Colleen Oestreich, Carrie Skibinski

Flügelhorn
Scott Kandel, Joe Pieper

Trumpet
Allen Bales, Todd Oestreich

Trombone
Doug Behrends, Joe Billmann, Clive Extence, Darrel Nonhof

Tuba
Tom Beineke, Gary Fisher

Tenorhorn
Annamarie Dittmar, Karen Wachholz

Baritone
Jim Billmann, Tim Henning

Eb Horn
Howard Knox

Percussion
Lee Albinger

Vocals
Gary Fisher, Terri Kramer

 


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