Brass Band Report
From German Cultural Society, St. Louis
We are half way through our season and the pace is about to
pick up. Even though the Gazebo in Carondelet Park was
destroyed by fire, we were invited to play in the park for a
summer concert. A portable band stand is located where the
Gazebo once stood, near the southeast entrance to the park.
We have a new venue this year, the Gateway Arch concert
series, scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, from
3:00 to 5:00 PM under the Arch. After that the Oktoberfest
season really gets going. Check our web site for details.
For the first time ever, the stork has flown over a member
of the Deutschmeister. Teri Gudowicz, our newest tuba
player, will be a mom this fall. More news to follow on this
This edition’s featured member is Jim Fassero, our senior
tuba player. Recruited 40 years ago by Dale Stanley, Jim
ranks second in age and third in seniority in the band. He
started playing the tuba in eighth grade. He also has played
with the Belleville Philharmonic for 25 years.
Before retiring, Jim was a history teacher for 33 years. One
of his most memorable experiences was as a guest conductor
for the Oktoberfest Band in München at the real Oktoberfest.
We always welcome new members to the band. There is no
audition required, but getting a microphone is another
For more information about joining the band or booking them,
contact John Ampleman at 636-532 0290 or see our web site: www.germanband.com