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Double anniversary in the village: Waller brass band and gardener celebrate


Highlights: The Waller Blasmusik will celebrate its 100th anniversary in June 2023. The Waller Musikanten has its origins in the Wies in the village of Wall. The fruit and horticultural association is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. The festival runs from Friday to Sunday, June 9 to 11, 2023 at the village's Angerer. The threshing floor at the Angerer serves as the festival hall for the celebrations.. Blown in 1923, the Waller brass band has three women and twelve men around it as musicians.

Blown in 1923: The Waller brass band - which has its origins in the Wies - blows at the Angerer for the anniversary celebration. © Brass Band Wall

There are two reasons to celebrate this weekend in Wall: The Waller Blasmusik celebrates its 100th anniversary, the horticultural association its 50th anniversary.

Wall – There will be a big celebration in Wall at the weekend - namely a double anniversary: on Friday to Sunday, June 9 to 11, 2023, the Waller Blasmusik will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the Horticultural Association its 50th anniversary. The threshing floor at the Angerer serves as the festival hall.

The history of the Waller Musikanten actually began in the Wies: In 1923, a number of men and boys came together there, who soon earned a regular place at church and secular events. The Second World War abruptly interrupted the development, and the new beginning after 1945 was also difficult at first, especially since there was a lack of instruments and sheet music.

New momentum came in 1949 when seven Wallers joined the few musicians from Wies. Xandl Wimmer from Ratzenlehen, who was active in the circle around the Kiem Pauli and the Guggn Sepp, took the band under his wing as music master – his Landler collection went to the district's folk music archive a few years ago. After more and more musicians moved to Wall, the Wieser gradually became the Waller Musi. In 1973, Sepp Estner took over the baton at the age of only 24.

Old Bavarian repertoire is cultivated

Today, Bernhard Hampel, who has been the band's music master since 2008, has three women and twelve men around him as musicians. They cultivate their old Bavarian repertoire, which comes into its own particularly well in the smaller line-up such as that of the Waller. They play based on sheet music by Otto Ebner and Gottlied Weißbacher, compositions by Karl Edelmann and the Obermüller Musikanten as well as their own arrangements. They have already performed at the Hofbräuhaus, and in July they will be heard on the radio station BR Heimat. But the chapel remains what it is: "We are the music for the village, from the place, for the place," says Hampel. "Everyone together is happy to be part of it." On the occasion of the anniversary procession, the music master is particularly pleased that some alumni are joining the band.

Blossomed in 1973: The gardeners celebrate their 50th anniversary together with the brass band. © Fruit and Horticultural Association Wall

The gardeners are also firmly rooted in the village

The fruit and horticultural association, which is chaired by his wife Christine Hampel, may not be quite as long, but it is just as firmly rooted in the village. Founded in 1973, the gardeners are always striving to maintain and pass on their knowledge. There are courses for fruit tree pruning, the particularly popular willow weaving and decorating with everything the garden offers, projects for children such as farm day, excursions and flower decoration competitions. "We have always had and still have a great team in Wall that achieves a lot."

The festive programme from 9 to 11 June 2023


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Friday: from 19 p.m. dance with the Alpenlandler Musikanten and the Vaschiabamusi (admission ten euros) at the Angerer in the threshing floor. Saturday: from 19 p.m. Waller brass band and Musikverein Miesbach, festive hour from 20 p.m. (admission three euros). Sunday: 9.45 a.m. line-up for the church procession (at the Wirtskreuz, there also parking), 10 a.m. church service, followed by a flower raffle and a grizzling finale. Festival host Sepp Böckel serves delicacies on the festive days Waller pasture oxen, there is an authentically furnished 50s café and every evening bar. The gardeners sell decoration.

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-06-08

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