Deutscher Musikverein

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.

Watch video from Oktoberfest at AT+T Park
(full screen version here)

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
seventy-fifth anniversary

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 Academy of Sciences Museum Academy of Sciences GG Park 1028 Nancy Pelosi Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 More Info »
  • Monday, December 24th, 2018 Annual Christmas Toy Drive at Lefty’s Lefty’s at Pier 39, Pier 39, San Francisco CA 94133 More Info »

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