Band in the early days

Musikkapelle Leavenworth, the Bavarian Village town band, began in 1996 under the direction of Chris Shimer. The band performs at all major Leavenworth festivals and activities in addition to out-of-town appearances. It is typical of town bands of Bavaria.

The repertoire consists of over one hundred arrangements from Germany and marches, waltzes and polkas typical of Bavaria. Like German village bands, members of Musikkapelle Leavenworth come from a wide area.

Chris Shimer-1996-1998
Ed Barnhardt -1998-2003
Chuck Randall - 2003-2011
Christ Shimer - 2011-Present


Band back in 1996

Chris Shimer-First Kapellemeister 1996

No German outfits-just folks loving to play

 Band in new German Trachten

For more photos of the band visit our Photo History


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