The Enzian Bavarian Band
The Enzian Bavarian Band has been in existence for 34 years and plays a wide range of German music, from lively polkas and Rheinlanders to romantic ballads and waltzes, with many of the songs sung in the native tongue of the Bavarian Alps. The Band is composed of professional musicians playing such instruments as the tuba, trumpet, drums, flugelhorn, clarinet, saxophone, and a 40-stringed harp-like instrument called a zither, an authentic Bavarian instrument. In addition, the Band offers you a unique experience with performances on alphorns and the singing saw. The Band strives to preserve the Bavarian heritage and traditional culture of Germany through its performances, and has entertained throughout the northeastern United States and Canada, and is a regular at the New York State Fair.
The Enzian Bavarian Folk Dancers
The Enzian Bavarian Folk Dancers were founded in 1972 by Klaus Raith, a native of Schliersee, Germany. He is a Master Schuhplattler and serves as Vorplattler of the group as they perform traditional dances from the Bavarian region of Germany. The dancers have performed throughout the northeastern United States and Canada, and are regulars at the New York State Fair.
The name of the group is derived from the beautiful blue alpine flower, the enzian, and is reflected in the colorful Dirndl skirts worn by the ladies. The men wear the traditional Lederhosen and Stutzen. The group strives to preserve Bavarian heritage and traditional culture of Germay through its performances.