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 Josephine Randall Museum, Ashbury Heights 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 20th, 2014 Mill Valley Oktoberfest Tamalpais Valley Community Center More Info »
  • Sunday, September 21st, 2014 SF German Day / Oktoberfest Pier 48, San Francisco More Info »
  • Saturday, October 4th, 2014 Oakland Oaktoberfest Dimond DIstrict, Oakland More Info »
  • Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Steins Beer Garden, Mountain View Steins, Mountain View More Info »
  • Friday, October 24th, 2014 private event, SF More Info »
  • Saturday, October 25th, 2014 St Mark's Oktoberfest St Mark's Church, San Francisco More Info »
  • Saturday, November 15th, 2014 Christkindl Market at Altenheim Altenheim, Oakland More Info »
  • Sunday, November 16th, 2014 Volkstrauertag San Bruno, GG Natl Cemetery More Info »
  • Thursday, September 25th, 2014 SF Giants Oktoberfest AT&T Park, San Francisco More Info »

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