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Spielmannszug Forchheim - Bogen
Conductors      Conductor / Musical Director      Department Managers
1952 Foundation of the Spielmannszug
At the 20th of July 1952 Gregor Gebald, a member of the Sportvereinigung Jahn, took part at the bavarian gymnastic festival in Augsburg. Because of the performance of the "Spielmannszug Alzenau" the idea to form a marching band in Forchheim was born. Due to old instruments saved from wartime the practice could begin quite soon and within the same year the first public performance occured. Jahn Kärwa (1952)

1952 - 1960
  • Takeover and advancement of the Spielmannszug by Ernst Hollfelder
  • Training of 20 - 25 young people on drums, transverse flutes and fanfare
  • First big public performance on the occasion of the Annafest 1953
  • Over the following years many practices and a lot of performances in Bamberg, Nuremberg, Gräfenberg, Zirndorf and many places of the surrounding area
Annafest (1953) Annafest (1955)
Festive Procession (1958) Gymnastic Festival Graefenberg (1960)

1961 - 1963
  • Celebration of the decennial existence of the Spielmannszug with a concert at the town hall square
  • Integration of a wind instrument group in the Spielmannszug
Carnival (60s)

1964 - 1965
  • Musical arrangement of the 60th Foundation-Anniversary of the Sportvereinigung Jahn
  • Participation in the Folklore-Festival in Goes/Netherlands; participants from France, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Netherlands and Germany
  • Participation at festive processions, gymnastic festivals, carnival processions, open air concerts and training courses

1966 - 1968
  • Folklore-Festival in Goes/Netherlands; participants from France, Turkey, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands and Germany
  • Celebration of the 15th year existence of the Spielmannszug with two open air concerts and a festive evening
  • Participation at festive processions, serenades and a district training course
Carnival Procession Nuremberg (1969)

1969 - 1971
  • Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden; participants from Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Romania, Sweden and Germany
  • Carnival processions in Nuremberg, Annafest procession Forchheim, gymnastic festivals, serenades, district training course and camping
Sportsfestival (1970)

1972 - 1973
  • Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden
  • Festive procession at the 650th year ceremony in Ebermannstadt
  • Festive procession at the 1000th year ceremony in Bamberg in historic costumes
Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden (1972)

1974 - 1976
  • Folklore-Festival in Forchheim; participants from Åsele/Sweden and Teuva/Finland
  • Folklore-Festival in Teuva/Finland; participants from Sweden, Poland, Finland and Germany
  • Participation in the "longest carnival procession" ever in Nuremberg
  • Further performances in the area of Nuremberg
Training (1975)     Training (1975)

1977 - 1979
  • Procession with the district celebration of the North-Bavarian music federation in Buckenhofen
  • Large 25th anniversary with concert at the city hall, large procession with 13 bands
  • Federal district music celebration in Neunkirchen a. Br.
  • Surprise visit of the Polish folklore group from Cieszyn
  • Performance at the "historical procession" to mark the 140th Annafest
  • Journey to Le Perreux (twin city of Forchheim)
  • Christmas concert at the city hall
25th Anniversary Of The Spielmannszug (1977)     Annafest Forchheim (1977)

1980 - 1981
  • Many performances with processions, serenades and weddings
  • Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden; participants from France, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany
  • Performance at the second Altstadtfest in Forchheim
  • Journey to Le Perreux (twin city of Forchheim)
Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden (1980)

1982 - 1984
  • 1st Place with distinction at the valuation play in Coburg (25th Bavarian federal state gymnastic festival)
  • For the first time camping in Stiebarlimbach
  • First participation at the Volksfestzug in Nuremberg
  • Folklore-Festival in Forchheim
  • Large procession to mark the 145th Annafest
Annafest (1983)

1985 - 1986
  • Folklore-Festival in Teuva/Finland
  • Musical arrangement of the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Le Perreux and Forchheim
  • Folklore-Festival in Irgoli/Sardinia
  • 1st Rank with distinction for Spielmannszug and wind instrument group at the valuation play in Memmingen (federal state gymnastic festival)
Fuerther Kirchweih (1985)

1987 - 1989
  • Trip to Berlin for the 750th anniversary
  • 35th anniversary of the Spielmannszug
  • Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden; participans from Sweden, Finland, France, Poland, Austria and Germany
  • Travel to Rovereto/Italia for foundation of a partnership between the cities of Forchheim and Rovereto
  • 85th anniversary of the Sportvereinigung Jahn with concert of the Spielmannszug
  • Annafest procession with over 100 musicians of the Spielmannszug
  • 27th Bavarian federal state gymnastic festival in Bamberg
750th anniversary in Berlin (1987)

1990 - 1992
  • Carnival procession in Nuremberg
  • 150th anniversary of the Annafest - anniversary procession with 112 play musicians
  • Folklore-Festival in Forchheim; participants from Finland, Lithuania, Sardinia, Sweden and Germany
  • 40th anniversary of the Spielmannszug
Annafest Forchheim (1990)     Folklore-Festival Forchheim (1992)

1993 - 1995
  • Carnival procession in Forchheim
  • Folklore-Festival in Irgoli/Sardinia
  • Trip to Le Perreux/France
  • Large Annafest procession
  • Folklore-Festival in Teuva/Finland
Annafest Forchheim (1994)

1996 - 1998
  • CD recording
  • Concert in the Jahn Kulturhalle
  • District gymnastic festival in Lichtenfels
  • Gauturntag in Bamberg
  • Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden
District Gymnastic Festival in Lichtenfels (1997)
Procession in Hausen (1996)

1999 - 2001
  • Gauturntag Bamberg
  • Days of the village culture in Heiligenstadt
  • Altstadtfest in Forchheim
  • 160th Annafest Forchheim
  • Concert in the Jahn Kulturhalle
Annafest Forchheim (1999)

2002 - 2004
  • 20th anniversary of camping in Stiebarlimbach
  • Folklore-Festival in Forchheim; participants from Finland, Sweden, Sardinia, Scotland and Germany
  • 50th anniversary of the Spielmannszug
  • 100th anniversary of the Sportvereinigung Jahn Forchheim
  • Folklore-Festival in Irgoli/Sardinia
  • Concert in the Jahn Kulturhalle
Concert 2004

2005 - 2010
  • Historical Annafest-Procession
  • Folklore-Festival in Teuva/Finland
  • Concert in the Jahn Kulturhalle
  • Folklore-Festival in Åsele/Sweden
Folklore-Festival Teuva (2005)

2011 - 2013
  • Concert in the Jahn Kulturhalle
  • Folklore-Festival in Forchheim
  • Kreismusikfest Weilersbach
  • Kreismusikfest Neunkirchen am Brand
Folklore-Festival Forchheim (2012)
Folklore-Festival Forchheim (2012)  Folklore-Festival Forchheim (2012)  Folklore-Festival Forchheim (2012)  Folklore-Festival Forchheim (2012)

2014 - 2016
  • First external conductor
  • Kreismusikfest Poxdorf
  • Very good success at the valuation play of LSW in Neubrunn in class 4.1 (Spielmanns- und Fanfarenzüge Standard)
  • Very good success at the valuation play of LSW in Neubrunn in class 5 (Musikzugklasse)
  • Bavarian Champion 2015 at the valuation play of LSW in Neubrunn in class 5 (Musikzugklasse)
Valuation play in Neubrunn (2015)

2017 - 2018
  • Good success at the valuation play of LSW in Furth im Wald in class 5 (Musikzugklasse)

Conductors
Stabführer Spielmannszug

1952 - 1957Ernst Hollfelder
Ernst Hollfelder
Active member: 1952 - 1957

1957 - 1959Hans Schwarz
Hans Schwarz
Active member: 1955 - 1959

1959 - 1966Heinrich Eiermann
Heinrich Eiermann
Active member: 1952 - 1977

1966 - 1967Norbert Kramperth
Norbert Kramperth
Active member: 1953 - 1977

1967 - 1969Bertram Kretschmann
Bertram Kretschmann
Active member: 1962 - 1977

1969 - 1987Raimund Schuh
Raimund Schuh
Active member: 1962 - 1987

1987 - 1992Eduard Schuberth
Eduard Schuberth
Active member: 1955 - 2012

1992 - 2000Wolfgang Dötzer
Wolfgang Dötzer
Active member: 1975 - today

2000 - 2009
2010 - 2013
Ralf Schuberth
Ralf Schuberth
Active member: 1982 - today

Conductor / Musical Director

2009 - 2010Angelika Penkert
Angelika Penkert
Active member: 1987 - 2013

2014 - heuteJosef Maderer
Josef Maderer

Department Managers

1971 - 1994Hilmar Roth
Hilmar Roth
 

1994 - 1999Josef Siebenhaar
Josef Siebenhaar
Active member: 1964 - today

1999 - 2008Marco Roth
Marco Roth
Active member: 1983 - 2010

2008 - 2013Ralf Weiskopf
Ralf Weiskopf
Active member: 1987 - 2013

2013 - 2014Kerstin Blumauer
Kerstin Blumauer
Active member: 1989 - 2014

2013 - 2018Jörg Rödel
Jörg Rödel
Active member: 1981 - 2018

2018 - todayDominik Trautner
Dominik Trautner
Active member: 1996 - today

2018 - todayGünther Meier
Günther Meier
Active member: 1966 - today

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