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The Kings Park German Band

The Kings Park German Band is an ensemble of
musicians from the Kings Park Concert Band.

Donations and performance fees for the German Band are used
to
support the Concert Band's schedule of free concerts.

2017 Schedule

2016 Schedule

2015 Schedule

2014 Schedule


See and Listen to the Kings Park German Band
including 2015 performances at
Reston Town Center and
Winchester Octobeerfest


Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
September 17, 2016




German Band at Private Party
May 2015




If your organization would like to have the
Kings Park German Band perform for your

Oktoberfest activities or other functions,
please
email the Kings Park German Band



Loudon Valley News Photos

The Loudon Valley News Quarterly had a full-page article
on the band's performance in 2013. Click the image above.



History of Oktoberfest


The Kings Park German Band at Loudon Valley, Ashburn, Virginia 2013



Pictured, Left to Right:
Trumpet:
Mike Martino; Percussion, Keith Merkel
Trumpets
Bill Stetson, Carol McLaurin, Mike Dyson
Tuba: Bob Scherago; Accordion: Anne Andricosky; Bariton, Chris Thompson
Clarinets:
Bill Tracy, Greg Wilson,
Trombone Randy Ritter; Clarinet, Keith Highfill
Trombonbe, Cathy Frisbee; Clarinet,
Pat Scherago




Howard Mohn and his Alpen Horn at
Loudon Valley HOA, Ashburn, Virginia


2017 Schedule

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM
The Virginian
9229 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031

MAP


Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Kings Park Oktoberfest
Parliament Pool
Parliament Drive
Springfield, VA 22151

MAP


Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Westminster at Lake Ridge
12191 Clipper Drive
Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192

MAP


Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest
 
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest Website

MAP
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Fauquier Health and Rehab
360 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA

MAP

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
The Villa at Suffield Lane
6735 Suffield Lane
Warrenton, VA

MAP

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Fountains at Washington House
5100 Fillmore Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

MAP

2016 Schedule
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
10125 Lakehaven Court
Burke, Virginia 22015

MAP

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Kings Park Oktoberfest
Parliament Pool
Parliament Drive
Springfield, VA 22151

MAP


Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Westminster at Lake Ridge
12191 Clipper Drive
Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192

MAP


Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest
 
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest Website

MAP'

Sunday,October 2, 2016 - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church

7401 St. Michaels Lane
Annandale, VA 22003

MAP


Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM
The Virginian
9229 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031

MAP


Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Fauquier Health and Rehab
360 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA

MAP

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00 - 7:00 PM
The Villa at Suffield Lane
6735 Suffield Lane
Warrenton, VA

MAP

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Senior Center at Cascades
21060 Whitfield Place
Sterling, Virginia

MAP


Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Fountains at Washington House
5100 Fillmore Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

MAP

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Great Falls Rotary Club
River Bend Country Club
375 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066

MAP


 

2015 Schedule

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Private Anniversary Party
Belmont Country Club
Ashburn, Virginia


Rehearsal
Tuesday
, September 8, 2015 - 7:30 -9:30 PM
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
10125 Lakehaven Court
Burke, Virginia 22015

MAP


Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
10125 Lakehaven Court
Burke, Virginia 22015

MAP


Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Westminster at Lake Ridge
12191 Clipper Drive
Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192


MAP


Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Kings Park Oktoberfest
Parliament Pool
Parliament Drive
Springfield, VA 22151

MAP


Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 1:30 - 3:30 PM
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church

7401 St. Michaels Lane
Annandale, VA 22003

MAP


Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Private Party
Springfield, VA


Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday,
October 3, 2015 - 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest
 
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF HEAVY RAIN!

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest Website

MAP


Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Fountains at Washington House
5100 Fillmore Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

MAP
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 12 Noon - 3:15 PM
Reston Oktoberfest
Reston Town Center
Reston, VA
Official Reston Oktoberfest Site

MAP


Friday, October 16, 2015 - 5:30 - 10:30 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:30 - 7:30 PM
Oktobeerfest
15 North Cameron Street

Old Town Winchester, VA
Official Octobeerfest Site

MAP
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM
The Virginian
9229 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031

MAP




History of Oktoberfest

The first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September. By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over “die Wiesen” or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.

The locals in Munich fondly refer to Oktoberfest as „die Wiesn“ because of its location, Theresienwiese, which was named after Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

The main highlight of the Wiesn events and an important must-see is the Oktoberfest Costume and Riflemen’s Parade. The
parade happens every year on the first Wiesn Sunday which will fall on September 19th this year. Other important events are the Parade of Oktoberfest Landlords and Breweries, the Official Tapping of the Keg, the Oktoberfest Mass , „Böllerschießen“ (handheld canon salute) in front of the Bavaria statue and an agricultural festival.

Oktoberfest has become the largest secular celebration on earth, attracting millions of participants annually. Eating, drinking, and dancing feature prominently in the festivities; for many, however, the best part of Oktoberfest is the lively, colorful, and entertaining  music performed by the Bavarian Oktoberfest oom-pah band, consisting mainly of polkas, waltzes, and marches. That is the experience of Oktoberfest that the Kings Park German Band hopes to convey.



See and Listen to the Kings Park German Band
(Click on links below)

Performance October, 2015 - Winchester Octobeerfest - Video

Performance October, 2015 - Winchester Octobeerfest - Slideshow

Performance October, 2015 - Reston Town Center



Performance October, 2014 - Fort Belvoir

Performances October, 2014
Fort Belvoir and Reston Town Center

(Photos)

Performance October 5, 2013
Fort Belvoir, Virginia



Performance October 13, 2013
Reston Town Center
Reston, Virginia



Performance May 12, 2012
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Manassas, Virginia

The Kings Park German Band played before and during the intermission for the Manassas Symphony's "Maytoberfest." The concert, under the batons of Music Director James Villani and Assistant Conductor Michelle Rupert, included music by Elgar, Mahler, Strauss, Wagner, and von Weber, and featured Martin Ellerby's Tuba Concerto, played by Kevin Stees, professor of tuba and euphonium at James Madison University.

The German band's playing as the audience entered the 1121-seat Merchant Hall at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, set the stage for an exciting concert. The band was seated at the front of the stage, which is actually the orchestra pit elevator. Shortly before the orchestra concert was to begin, the pit elevator slowly descended into the pit, as the band played "Soldiers' Songs."

The band returned to play during the intermission.


(Click Below)




Video: October 1, 2010
at The Virginian


Recordings below courtesy of Randy Ritter
Recorded March 19, 2011 at
Kings Park Community 50th Anniversary Celebration
5th Annual Pot-Luck Party
Lake Braddock  Secondary School


Beer Barrel Polka

In Munich there is a Hofbrau House

Ach Ich Bin So Mude (Polka)

Gay Vienna - Traditional March

Blue Skirt Waltz

Lili Marlene
(Vocal by Mike Martino)

Satanic Blues

Dance Little Bird (Chicken Dance)

Drink another Drink (Polka)

Happy Wanderer

Rock Around the Clock

Pennsylvania Polka

Schuhplattler Waltzes

Lichesteiner Polka

Auf Wiedersehn
(Featuring Bill Stetson, Trumpet)

Recordings below courtesy of Bob Scherago
Recorded October 17 and 18, 2008

Warum so Schnell (Why so Fast?)

German Waltz Medley

I Left My Heart in San Francisco
(Vocal by Mike Martino)

Berlin Echoes - March

German Fox Trot Medley

Edelweiss
(Vocal by Mike Martino)

You Can't be True Dear

Eggerlander Polka

Recordings below courtesy of George Lin and Bill Stetson

Tiroler Holzhacker

Egerlander

Schoene maiden

A Night in May

I Love to Dance

Hop Scotch Polka

Blissful Moments

Tiger Rag

Egerlander Marsch

Puntigamer Polka

Liechtersteiner Polka

Warum so schnell?

Ach bin so mude

Blue Skirt Waltz

Der Treu Eusar - March

Little Bird

Hortensie - Polka

Gay Vienna

Shuhplattler Waltz

Have Another Drink

Dance Me Loose

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