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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

Traditions

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Glögglhof - Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
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Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
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Farm holidays in the wine village Girlan and in cosy apartments – ideal for active travellers and for those who are looking for regeneration!

from 105 € per day
Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast - Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
superior
Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast
Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
4.3 Very good

Inviting rooms and suites, excellent breakfast, heated outdoor pool in the garden & unlimited possibilities for active guests.

from 65 € per day
Pension Felsenegg - Tisens in Meran and environs
Pension Felsenegg
Tisens in Meran and environs
4.7 Excellent

Inviting B&B in the environs of Meran with comfortable and cosy rooms, a delicious breakfast, dreamlike garden & wonderful view of the vineyards.

from 35 € per day
Hotel & Residence Johanneshof - Tscherms in Meran and environs
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Hotel & Residence Johanneshof
Tscherms in Meran and environs
4.5 Excellent

Comfortable rooms & spacious apartments, rich breakfast buffet or bread service, garden with heated pool, sunbathing lawn and garden house with whirlpool.

from 62 € per day
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