Dear Patrons of Rockville German Band and Rockville Concert Band, Thanks for your continued support! We miss playing for you, and hope we’ll be back in action soon. We are following current health safeguards, keeping busy, and growing musically. We have been playing outdoors in small, socially-distanced groups. When we can safely perform as a full band, we will shout out our return. –The Members of the Rockville Concert Band, –The Members of the Rockville German Band, –Dr. Juan Gallastegui, Conductor (Photo–George Albrecht)
Helau! About Us! Rockville German Band was founded in 2010 as an adjunct to the Rockville Concert Band. The 12-20 member band, in costume, performs hundreds of authentic German, Austrian and Swiss polkas, waltzes & marches. We are brass, woodwind, and percussion players. Proceeds from performances go to Rockville Concert Band treasury or to purchase new music and supplies. Official Oktoberfest 2020 in Germany is September 19 – October 4, but German folk music is great all year long!
In 2020 we have been rehearsing, social distancing of course, to blow the cobwebs out of our horns! This doesn’t quite sound like our full band, but you get the idea.
2020 Schedule–Public Events in Bold–Check for updates
- Sat. Oct. 3, Rocktobierfest! City of Rockville’s annual celebration. Posted first at 11 a.m. on the City’s Rocktobierfest Facebook page and website.
- Sat. Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m.–The Village (Private)
- (Cancelled) Sun., Nov. 22, 5-8 p.m.—Rockville Elks Lodge, benefit for Wounded Veterans, 5 Taft Court, Rockville
- Sat. Dec 5, 3-4 p.m.–Frederick (Private)
Take A Peek–October 4, 2019, at Rockville Senior Center!
All photos this gallery by Harvey Levine
A few posters from our 2019 events:
- Oktoberfest celebrations, public and private
- Rockville Farmers Markets
- Rockville Town Center & Dawson’s Market
- Fundraiser events
- Public Parks—Neighborhood Night Out
- Senior Centers & Retirement Homes
Congratulations on another outstanding season!  It is a huge positive reflection on the Rockville Bands programs. –John Saint Amour, Music Director, Rockville Concert Band
“Our first Oktoberfest . . . with music (German flair), food and drink, décor . . . turned out to be a smashing success! . . . The packed house had a super fun time! The wonderful live band brought the spirit of Oktoberfest to the event and the “chicken dance” filled the dance floor . . . a family-friendly event. The crowd was festive and the band was awesome.”
“Would your Rockville German Band play again this year for our event? Everyone has loved your performances these past years! It has become such a nice part of the get-together.”
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