For Hub City Times
SPENCER — Go to almost any town in Germany or Austria, and you will hear the lilting strains of band music. Come to the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., and you will be pleased to hear the same traditional music of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic performed by a group well known in central Wisconsin.
Dorf Kapelle, “village band,” is a group of dedicated, talented Wisconsin musicians who strive to preserve the character and sound of European wind music. The genre includes polkas, marches, waltzes, and specialty selections all authentically performed in the ethnic style of its origin. The group’s leader, former Plymouth High School band director Ernie Broeniman, wished to continue performing the music of his heritage in his retirement. Dorf Kapelle is the result.
The professional and semi-professional players play traditional instruments such as tuba, euphonium, clarinet, trumpet, accordion, flute, trombone, and drums and believe they are the only band in the world to own three alpenhorns in the key of A-flat. Dorf Kapelle has thrilled audiences across the Midwest and has even appeared on the David Letterman show. More information on the ensemble can be found at dorfkapelle.com.
Reserved seat tickets for this taste of “gemütlichkeit” cost $15 and can be purchased online at lucilletackcenter.com with PayPal, by calling the box office at 715-659-4499, or in person at 300 School St. in Spencer. The LuCille Tack Center for the Arts box office is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.