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.

Besides the marches and polkas of the spielmannszug, the guests couldn't get enough of the TV big band with its spirited music. To give just a few samples: "prelude", "mississippi", "sun of jamaica, "those where the days", "at 7 in the morning" or verdi's prisoners' chorus caused smiling faces, snapping fingers and bobbing doves.

The chairman of the choral society unterrodach, friedrich fricke, had welcomed the guests and – like walter wich-herrlein – thanked the participants as well as the many helpers. The two jubilees are a good reason to celebrate, especially when musicians and singers meet each other – like on the jubilee evening.

Memories awakened
All guests will agree with this, including mayor norbert grabner (SPD), who conveyed the congratulations of the municipality. For him, music was associated with many memories. "The march and the beautiful music make you young again. It brings back many memories of our youth", he was happy. The responsible persons could be very proud of the fact that also so many former members took part. At the end there was thunderous applause for the lively music and the refreshing singing.

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