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, October 1st, 2016 9th Annual Oaktoberfest Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94602 More Info »
  • Saturday, October 1st, 2016 Facebook Farmer's Market Oktoberfest Facebook HQ, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park CA 94602 More Info »
  • Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 Mountain View Oktoberfest Steins Beer Garden, 895 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041 More Info »
  • Thursday, October 6th, 2016 Berkeley Oktoberfest International House Berkeley, 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720 More Info »
  • Sunday, October 9th, 2016 Lake Chalet Oktoberfest Lake Chalet, 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland CA 94612 More Info »
  • Saturday, October 15th, 2016 Beach Chalet Oktoberfest Beach Chalet, 1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco CA 94121 More Info »
  • Sunday, October 16th, 2016 Oktoberfest St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 More Info »
  • Friday, October 21st, 2016 Oktoberfest Palo Alto, CA More Info »
  • Saturday, November 12th, 2016 Fahnenweihe San Francisco, CA More Info »
  • Sunday, November 13th, 2016 Volkstrauertag Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94086 More Info »
  • Sunday, November 20th, 2016 Christkindl Market The Altenheim, 1720 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602 More Info »
  • Sunday, December 4th, 2016 Academy of Sciences Museum Academy of Sciences Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco More Info »
  • Saturday, December 24th, 2016 Toys for Tots Fundraiser Lefty O'Doul's, 333 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 More Info »

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