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Grosser Gauheimatabend und Boarischer Tanz

The Gauheimatabend und Boarischer Tanz begins at 7:30 pm, Friday, July 31, in the Wisconsin Center, Ballroom D. An approximately 1 1/2 hour program of authentic Bavarian-alpine music and song will be performed by 13 different groups: everything from Alphorn to Zither & Ziach! The Boarischer Tanz begins immediately after the program with “Siasswasser Tanzlmusi” from Detroit providing the Tanzlmusi.

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Attention Bauernmesse Singers!

If you have ever sung Annette Thoma’s “Deutsche Bauernmesse,” whether at a previous Gaufest or some other occasion, please consider joining us in Milwaukee.  Practice for the Bauernmesse will take place at 2:30 Saturday, August 1, in Ballroom ABCD of the Wisconsin Center.  Please make sure you come to practice in Festtracht, since there will be no time to run and change afterward.  Mass begins at 4:30 in the same Ballroom.  For more information, or if you have any questions, contact Rick Michels: r

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Judges Training Minutes & Schedule for Einzelpreisplatteln

Gauvorplattler Adam Schaefer has re-released the order of dance for Einzelpreisplatteln couples in the 16-60+ age groups. The files in the attached links can be viewed on line, printed, or downloaded.  Note that the order has not changed; however, additional information has been added. The EP file contains five pages – the first three are organized by age group and order of dance within each group, including dancers’ names, Verein, order of dance, and estimated time of performance.

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Gaufest Workshops - What's in Store?

The schedule for the Gaufest is on the Gaufest host's website at this link: 25 Gaufest Milwaukee.  The content of the four workshops planned for Saturday afternoon are shown below.  Note: Two workshops are also planned in the Volksmusik Stube on Friday; these are shown on the Gaufest schedule as well as below.

Reporter from Bayerischer Rundfunk Coming to Gaufest

At the Einweihung in Holzhausen this spring, Gauvorstand Tom Vogt met German reporter Barbara Leidl of the Bayerischer Rundfunk. She’s doing a one-hour feature for the radio station Bayern 2 about Bavarian dance groups in North America. To get to know us better, Barbara is traveling from her home in the Washington, D.C., area to the Gaufest in Milwaukee. While there, she’d like to observe the many activities that we have during the weekend as well as interview and tape people.

Sources for Volksmusik & Volkslieder

At the 2014 Delegates Meeting, Gau-Musikwart Rick Michels distributed a list of links to sites to download notes for Volksmusik and Volkslieder. A great resource for musicians and singers!  You can find the link under the “Music” tab or click on this link: Where to find Volksmusik

 

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