Lack of youth ruled out

Lack of youth ruled out

In the district of bad kissingen, 68 music clubs belong to the north bavarian music association. The average age is 26.3 years, a pleasingly low figure, explained werner hohn. He is the district chairman and vice president of the north bavarian music association. The age group of the over 50s, on the other hand, was less well represented.

"It is good that we have so many musicians in our ranks, especially with a view to the future, hohn is convinced. District youth director johannes geiling also made it clear at the meeting of the north bavarian music association that the bad kissingen district youth wind orchestra (KJBO) is the mainstay of the district youth organization. 51 participants between the ages of 14 and 28 from 26 clubs learned about concert wind music here. The KJBO is also an "educational orchestra" for the clubs. In 2013, the 20-year anniversary of the KJBO will be celebrated in addition to the 20-year anniversary of the northern bavarian brass band youth.

Geiling adds that they try to appeal to the youth by offering recreational activities and by integrating them into the community. "You have to get young people interested in music as early as possible. Good youth work is the be-all and end-all in the association." He is satisfied with the situation for young musicians. But we must not rest on our laurels, we must continue to work. This is the only way to ensure the future supply of young musicians. At the moment, we are in a very good position in this area.

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From pop titan to blogger: dieter bohlen turns 65

From pop titan to blogger: dieter bohlen turns 65

Since the summer, dieter bohlen has been communicating directly with his fans – almost on a daily basis:.

The music producer and casting show judge presents himself in a dazzling mood in short video clips – shaving in the bathroom, working out with hula hoops, or in his studio in front of countless golden records and prizes.

In the meantime, more than 900 people follow him on instagram.000 people have followed the entertainer, who over 30 years ago became known as one half of modern talking. At the end of january, the skilful self-marketer even received the "golden blogger" award, which he immediately acknowledged in a clip with "da freut der dieter sich!" Commented.

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“Huh” the islander is their biggest hit

The performances of "radspitz at the staffelsteiner altstadtfest are cult. The marketplace is bubbling when the five musicians get going. For manuel balzar this is always a home game. The 33-year-old insurance specialist was born in berlin, but grew up on the obermain river. He had his first performances with the school band of the realschule under the direction of wolfgang habler, which also played on the market square about 20 years ago.

Between 2008 and 2012, manuel balzar was a member of the band "catweazle," which performed at the staffelstein and ebern old town festivals as well as at guardian festivals in kronach and coburg, and also at music events in the staffelstein peter-J.-minor hall. Manuel balzar never had classical guitar lessons. In his youth, he learned to play the piano, and he taught himself how to play the guitar.

At some point klaus pfreundner, the bandleader of "radspitz, the young guitarist and spontaneously asked him if he would like to join the cult band. What was initially intended as a temporary job became a permanent commitment. From then on, manuel balzar was part of the core cast of the five-headed formation, which played gigs all over germany. Radspitz" played at the cannstatter wasen already, at the straubing gaubodenfest, at the bamberger sandkerwa or at the brandenburg gate on berlin’s new year’s eve mile.

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The music plays with the unterrodach gymnasts

the music plays with the unterrodach gymnasts

When former members of the marching band played the fehrbelliner reiter march in the redachtal hall, you could really see it in your mind's eye: young people who marched and played along the muhlbach in step 50 years ago. The army march, written by richard henrion to commemorate the battle of fehrbellin, was the first fanfare march learned by the marching band. "He had to stand in for the marching exercises again and again", explained the musical director of the music department of the gymnastics club unterrodach, walter wich-herrlein.

Since 1994, wich-herrlein has also been the treasurer of the bavarian gymnastics federation's music and musician section, in addition to his office as the gaufachwart fur das fachgebiet musik- und spielmannswesen des turngaues coburg-frankenwald. In addition, since october 2011, he has held the position of "supreme bavarian gymnastics musician" – from. He was also the one who guided through the atmospheric concert evening under the motto "art needs a performance" and had a lot of information to tell about the pieces performed. Thereby "blew" active members and former members of the marching band, the TV big band and TV music not only "blew the march" to their enthusiastic audience, but offered all facets of the spielmann-, fanfare- as well as bigband-music.

Guest choirs play music
But that was by far not all, because not only the jubilaumsverein showed its musical chocolate side, but also the guest choirs. They all presented the numerous guests – among them representatives of the gau and the district, representatives of friendly associations as well as political prominence – with cheerful folk songs and popular classical melodies. The choir community of seibelsdorf, the singing society of oberrodach, the church choir of unterrodach and of course the partner organizer of the concert, the singing society of unterrodach, who had every reason to celebrate. He sang "music fills the world", "wine country" as well as "to the joy to. The other choir leaders had also put together a nice mixture of upbeat and challenging choral works. In between the different music groups of the TVU could be heard again and again.

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Gratitude for roland kluttig

Gratitude for roland kluttig

Carolin herrmann "this is no reason for me to jump over the table for joy." Nevertheless, at yesterday’s press conference on the surprise move of coburg’s general music director roland kluttig to the graz opera house (see tageblatt, 8./9. December) to emphasize the positive aspects. When artists from coburg are brought to larger houses, as was the case with bodo busse, it is always also "an award for us, for our theater."

Roland kluttig has developed the philharmonic orchestra of the landestheater into an outstanding sounding body in the ten years of his work here, which can compete with larger and more important orchestras. The fact that he is now moving to a renowned house that is twice as big as the one in coburg and has three times as many visitors is not to be blamed on him. The fact that kluttig won’t be leaving for another year and a half makes it possible to find a good successor.

The new director of the landestheater, bernhard loges, pointed out that it could hardly be called surprising when kluttig, who has dominated the house for ten years in this capacity, leaves one day.

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Carnival procession in the jubilee year

carnival procession in the jubilee year

Carnival sunday, half-timbered, joy, celebration – carnival procession! A fixed date in zeil am main for fools from near and far is the traditional fasenachtszug (carnival procession), which is organized by the zeiler narrenzunft (ZNZ) and starts at 11. February at 13.30 a.M. This year, because of the jubilee year, we can look forward to special vehicles related to the 1000-year celebration. But also other interesting motive cars, colorful carnival groups and many music bands characterize the zeiler carnival procession, which every year has a great appeal to young and old.
The numerous spectators are enthusiastic about the many music groups and imaginatively designed carnival floats, which provide a perfect carnival atmosphere with good-humored actors. This year, carnival friends from abersfeld, ebelsbach, knetzgau, neubrunn, obertheres and wonfurt will again participate in the carnival procession with several floats and fubgroups. You don't just meet artists here! Many carnival friends from the surrounding area do not want to miss the carnival procession. Important to know: here you do not have to buy a festive badge, but can watch the train for free. Perfect for young people with little money and young families who have savings and want to spend a pleasant afternoon with their children. In order to take the increased costs into account and to maintain the level, the visitors are asked to support the carnival procession with a donation this year. For this reason, donation boxes are set up for the first time at various central locations. The wonderful half-timbered backdrop of the market square, the ingenuity of the carnival friends, the good mood and the upbeat music make the "fifth season" come alive become an event in zeilau! But please remember that zeil, like many other carnival strongholds, has its own carnival rallying cry! "Zeilau" heibt es hier – was auch sonst!
The line-up of the floats and carnival groups will take place from 1 p.M. In goethestrabe (with side streets). The residents of these streets are asked not to park their vehicles on the streets from 12 to 14 o'clock, if possible. From there the train goes to krumer strabe (for the first time there is an absolute ban on stopping during the procession), obere torstrabe, hauptstrabe, bamberger strabe and back to the market place.
After the carnival parade, there will be a real party on the market square. DJ plays traditional carnival hits and current party music. To strengthen the team, there is the popular goller beer, heibe domina from weinhaus nublein and, of course, non-alcoholic drinks. In addition a bratwurst – then it can be celebrated forever! Zeilau! 

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Musical sounds on the machtilshaus village square

Musical sounds on the machtilshaus village square

Unusual times call for unusual occasions: after there had been no public performances by the machtilshausen music association this year – among other things, the spring concert and the saale-musicum had to be cancelled – those responsible in the association around conductor paul schmelz and chairman martin schmelz came up with an idea.

On sunday there was a musical serenade in the village square, of course in compliance with the current safety and hygiene regulations. Well-known polkas were played, such as the "bohemian dream, the "sudbohemian polka" and the "bohemian love, the family fund then decided to pay the child allowance to the musicians, who were still sovereign until the fourth final series and a 3:1 lead and or the "military escort. At the "summerflight the saxophonists of the music association were able to prove their skills.

The musical performances of the musicians were rewarded with powerful applause by the numerous listeners on the village square. It will probably be the only public appearance of the music association this year. Before there was an encore by the musicians, martin schmelz noted that the audience "was by far the best audience, but we musicians also made by far the best music".

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Rossini trio as a permanent trump card at the “horbich” wine festival

Rossini trio as a permanent trump card at the

"A great festival with good weather and great music", emphasizes the bassist, judged tim seifert and dominik schimkus, who had been at the "weinfest auf der horbich" for the first time stayed. You didn't come alone, but with about 30 members of the fahr am main boys' club. The small town on the mainschleife is no stranger to wine festivals. In this respect, the statement is a real compliment.

Indeed, the organizers of the fifth edition of this event could not have chosen better. The weather was kind to them, the visitors came from all directions and the atmosphere was great – which was not least due to the "rossinis" is due to the fact that after several appearances at the stadtteil-weinfest already a subscription was allowed to book.

What drove the mainfranken from fahr to the vorderrhon, which can actually celebrate the wine festivals in front of their hausture? "We went by bus to the kreuzberg", explains seifert "not to pray, but to hike", he adds. "A colleague of our chairman comes from untererthal, he invited us and that's why we stopped by on the way back", he reveals.

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