Swinging Bavarians to visit the Bay Village Branch Library

It’s time to button up your lederhosen for another Oktoberfest! The Swinging Bavarians, an oompah band, are arriving just in time to celebrate the season and shake some books off the shelf at the Bay Village Branch Library.

The Swinging Bavarians originated in the 1980s after a group of musicians from the Al Koran Shriners got together to play tunes from an old Czech music book. They entered the Shriners’ German band competition in 1990 and earned a "Superior" rating that year and for the following 13 years.

In addition to marches, polkas and waltzes, this Oktoberfest brass band plays old sing-along favorites like "How Much is that Doggie in the Window," "Tennessee Waltz" and "The Happy Wanderer." Also included in their repertoire are "Margie," "Five Foot Two," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "String of Pearls," "Pretty Woman" and "Disco Lives."

If you want to sing and swing along with the Bavarians, join us at the Bay Village Branch Library on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Registration is requested as seating is limited. Please register by calling the branch, 440-871-6392 or online at cuyahogalibrary.org. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Branch.

Joyce Sandy

I'm a staff member at the Bay Village Library working in the Children's Department.

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