published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 23:53
Juergen Friese of D’Miesbacher Oimtaler Denver taught a workshop at the Mittelwest Bezirksheimatfest in Omaha in 2014. He taught us 8 different dances with varying levels of difficulty. The rhythm patterns can be tricky to figure out but therein lies the fun! The handout that Juergen prepared has a history of the dance, how the dance is performed, lyrics to the songs, pattern of the music, and musical notes. There are also website links to many of the songs so that you can hear them or see them danced.
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 19:22
On behalf of the Gemütlichen Enzianer, we would like to extend an invitation to join us at our Fahnen-Segnung and Bauernball (Flag Rededication Celebration) on April 18, 2015. Our Club’s flag is an important symbol of our heritage and Trachten tradition and as such, the refurbishment and rededication of our flag is an important milestone in our club’s history.
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Sat, 01/31/2015 - 15:19
Jugendvertreterin Heidi von Recklinghausen has updated the rules and scoresheets for Jugendeinzelplatteln and Jugendeinzelpreisplatteln to the latest agreements reached at the 2014 Delegates Meeting. Look under Resources/Jugend to view, print, or download each set of rules.
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 22:17
Franz Meisinger, a long-time friend of Gauehrenvorstand Walter Wieand, wrote an article for the Trachtenverband Bayern's newsletter "Heimat- und Trachtenbote" about Gau-NA's participation at the Oktoberfest, complete with a few pictures. Click on the link to read it. And thank you, Franz, for the nice article! Meisinger Article HTB
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:25
All of the changes to the Bylaws, Rules, and Guidelines that were approved at the 2014 Delegates Meetings have been rolled into the official documents of the Gauverband. Go to About Us, then click on Bylaws. Links to the following three documents are available: Summary of Changes; 2014 Bylaws (same as 2012 except for the date on the document; no changes were approved to the Bylaws); and 2014 GauRules, Preisplatteln Rules, and Guidelines. The three documents can be viewed online, printed from online, or downloaded.
published by Karin Dean-Kraft on Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:48
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Gebirgstrachten Verein “Almrausch” will proudly celebrate its 90th Stiftungsfest. To mark this special event, we will be hosting a banquet at the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Philadelphia, and we invite our friends and fellow Trachtler to help us celebrate! The evening will include a four course dinner with imported beer, wine and soda, and the Kapelle Fellas will play for your dancing and listening pleasure.