published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:41
At the 2015 Gaufest, Adam Levine from SV Alt Washingtonia taught a workshop on Wirtshauslieder. Those who attended had a great time learning three different songs that are often sung among Trachtler and in the taverns and pubs in Bayern. Vergelt’s Gott, Adam, for sharing your talents and enthusiasm! Lyrics, music, and alternate lyrics to those taught are included at the following link: 2015 Gaufest Workshop Wirtshauslieder
published by Adam Schaefer on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:05
104 couples and 20 groups competed at the 2015 Gaufest -- such a great showing. Congratulations to all who took part and put so many long hours into practicing. Kudos, also, to the judges: Thank you for preparing so thoroughly and for the many hours of concentration needed to judge! Full results are available at this link (view on-line or download): 2015 Gaufest Gruppen and Einzel Results
published by Carolyn Marquardt on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:56
The Gauchronik published in1993 is being offered for free from Wilhelm Banzhaf. The buyer would pay an estimated $10.00 for shipping. Wilhelm Banzhaf was the Gaupressewart for many years. The Gauchronik has 376 pages including some color. It contains the Gauverband history as written by Walter Wieand, Ehrengauvorstand. It also contains the history of Member Vereine, at the time of publication, collected by Karin Dean. It is a real treasure!
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 20:32
Gau-NA has been officially invited to participate in the Preisplatteln um den Bayerischen Löwen. In case you want to do some advanced planning, however, the date of the competition is July 23, 2016, in Steingaden in the Lechgau. The Lechgau's Gaufest is the weekend before (July 15-17) and a Goasslschnalzertreffen is on July 22, both in Steingaden. The top three couples in each Einzelpreisplatteln age group along with the top two Gruppenpreisplatteln winners have been invited in previous years. It also depends on having the requisite number of judges from Gau-NA who are able to judge.
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 22:29
At the 2015 Gaufest in Milwaukee, Vroni Menzinger from the Trachtenverein D'Würmtaler Menzing in München, gave an excellent presentation about Tracht titled "What to Wear When." Festtracht, Tanztracht, Tanzgwand, Boarisch Gwand -- so many variations! The Powerpoint presentation shown at the workshop is now available on this website under "Resources/ Tracht." Nearly 80 slides with numerous photos take the reader through the history, etiquette, and problems of Tracht. Vroni also showed a brief video of one way of folding and pinning a shawl. The video