If you are interested in becoming an active player but don’t have any musical background, there is no need to worry, as the Spielmannszug not only supplies, but also teaches you the instruments at weekly practices!!
The musical instruments that the Fanfarencorps performs with are: Fanfaren, Fifes, Drums (snare, bass and Landsknecht), Lyres, Hunting Horns (Jagt Horn) and Cymbals. Most of these instruments come directly from Germany and have changed little in the last 100 years.
The Fanfaren Corps has traveled to Las Vegas, Minnesota, Chicago and Cincinnati for performances. Locally you can see the Fanfaren Corps at German Fest, 4th of July Parades, Schwabenhof Father’s Day Picnic, Oktoberfests as well as all of the events that the Spielmannszug sponsors.
The Spielmannszug not only patronizes strictly German events, but has also participated in many other community functions. Over the years we have participated in such events as the City of Festivals Parade, Holiday Folk Fair, Germantown Lions Club Parade, Oktoberfests, and many area 4th of July Parades.
Parades are just a small part of the other important events we have been a part of. You can also see us at the annual Deutscher Tag (German Day), which is held at Carl Schurz Park in Stone Bank on the 2nd Sunday in August. This is a fundraiser event for the Kulturvereinigung’s Saturday German School , which many of our members children attend.
For more information on joining, contact: drummajor@szmke.org, Cell # 414-264-0468 (Carl)