Since 1938, the Deutscher Musikverein has entertained audiences around the San Francisco Bay Area with traditional German marches, polkas, European folk and concert pieces in addition to favorites of jazz, pop and Broadway. Founded by a group of German-Americans as a hobby community band, the band today includes amateur and professional musicians of many nationalities and vintages and continues to contribute to the cultural activities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
An all-volunteer, non-profit community band under the leadership of conductor Adrian Quince and president Alto Rechenauer, the band provides for its expenses with member dues, donations and honoraria from performances for civic events, charitable organizations, Oktoberfests, parties, dances and other community events and private occasions. To book the DMV for your next party or event, contact Alto Rechenauer.
We rehearse 7:30-9:30 pm Thursday nights at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 1187 Franklin Street in San Francisco. The DMV has frequent openings for qualified musicians. If playing with other fun-hearted musicians is your idea of a good time, contact Adrian Quince.
Harmony and comradeship shall be the guiding stars of the Deutscher Musik Verein in the future as they have been in the past, thus assuring our society of many more successful anniversaries to come—President William Fleissner, 1948