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, September 29th, 2018 12th Annual Dimond District Oaktoberfest Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd Oakland More Info »
  • Saturday, September 29th, 2018 Tam Valley Oktoberfest Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley More Info »
  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 Oktoberfest International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley More Info »
  • Saturday, October 6th, 2018 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Las Lagos Golf Course, 2995 Tuers Rd, San Jose More Info »
  • Sunday, October 7th, 2018 4th Annual Mountain View Oktoberfest Steins Beer Garden, 895 Villa Street, Mountain View More Info »
  • Sunday, November 18th, 2018 Volkstrauertag Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno More Info »
  • Saturday, December 1st, 2018 Christkindl Holiday Market Altenheim Home, 1720 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland More Info »
  • Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 Academy of Sciences museum Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco More Info »

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