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South Tyrol's music bands

Sunday morning, Whitsun. It is hot, the church bells are ringing, the people are waiting on the church square. And then suddenly they hear them coming, they here the trumpet, the tuba, the clarinets and the drums: the marching band is coming, awaited eagerly by the people.

And now the musicians are here, dressed to kill with beautiful traditional costumes, their instruments mirror the sun. They play a traditional march and the children are excited about the music as well as about the musicians in costumes. No matter which festival is celebrated in South Tyrol, the more than 200 music bands of South Tyrol turn every event and every feast to something special and to something typical.

In South Tyrol many girls and boys women and men are engaged in marching bands, most of them are under 30. Nearly every village has a brass or marching band. Nearly every village has an own marching band. They have to rehearse march, waltz and contemporary music in winter to be prepared for the concerts in spring and summer.

Traditional costumes

The traditional music bands in South Tyrol are the traditional costumes. The costumes of the different bands are similar, but differ in various characteristics. In Sarntal, for instance the colour of hat strings shows whether the musician is engaged or not – a very curious detail.

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Brass band concert
Brass band concert

Especially in summer, the brass bands in South Tyrol play wonderful concerts for both local residents and guests.

Tourismusverein Natz-Schabs - Hannes Niederkofler
Embroidered traditional belt
Embroidered traditional belt

Elaborate embroideries decorate the belts of the South Tyrolean brass bands.

Tourismusverein Natz-Schabs - Hannes Niederkofler
Brass band
Brass band

Girls with flowers accompany the brass bands during their performances in many localities in South Tyrol.

Tourismusverein Natz-Schabs - Hannes Niederkofler
Girl in a traditional costume
Girl in a traditional costume

The brass bands in South Tyrol wear and maintain traditional costumes still today.

Tourismusverein Ratschings
Brass band
Brass band

The brass bands in South Tyrol frequently participate in festive parades.

Tourismusverein Ratschings
South Tyroelan traditional costumes
South Tyroelan traditional costumes

When more brass bands meet, you can see the differences between the costumes.

Tourismusverein Ratschings
Procession in Kurtatsch
Procession in Kurtatsch

Music band with traditional costumes

Tourismusverein Südtiroler Unterland - Albert Ceolan
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Roland Pircher
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Roland Pircher
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Stephan Niederegger
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Stephan Niederegger
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Stephan Niederegger
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Stephan Niederegger
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Stephan Niederegger
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen - Stephan Niederegger
Music bands in South Tyrol
Music bands in South Tyrol

The msuic bands in South Tyrol wear many different costumes and are a highlight during traditional festivals.stol.it

VSM - Verband Südtiroler Musikkapellen

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Der Forsterhof - Algund in Meran and environs
Der Forsterhof
Algund in Meran and environs
4.8 Excellent

Stylish house in Algund, magnificent view of Meran, garden with pool, delicious breakfast with selected, regional products, cosy ambiance with much love for details.

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Bühelwirt - St. Jakob in Tauferer Ahrntal
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4.7 Excellent

Decidedly traditional, fundamentally contemporary.

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Schneeberg - Family Spa Resort - Ridnaun in Eisacktal
Schneeberg - Family Spa Resort
Ridnaun in Eisacktal
4.3 Very good

Family-friendly wellness hotel in a breath-taking natural landscape, varied activity offer in winter and in summer, spacious spa area and much more.

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