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Dorf Kapelle

German-style Brass Band
Wausaukee, WI

Dorf KapelleErnest Broeniman is the band leader of Dorf Kapelle and also solos as “Mr. Brass.” Dorf Kapelle is a well-loved traditional German-style brass band (Blas Kapelle). The band has 17 members with a German-born vocalist. Dorf Kapelle presents many styles of Germanic music. Members dress in traditional outfits and give a description and translation of each piece they perform.

“Mr. Brass” is a retired Band Director who presents a delightful music enrichment program that explores 15 common, antique, obsolete and unusual brass instruments. 

Program Formats

A general presentation—35 minutes of discussion, demonstration and playing by Mr. Brass and audience members

An introductory workshop—Mr. Brass

An in-depth workshop—Mr. Brass

A performance—preferred format for Dorf Kapelle

Best for Ages

Early elementary—Mr. Brass
Grades K-2, ages 5-7

Upper elementary—Mr. Brass
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school—Mr. Brass
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

Mixed audiences of any age—Dorf Kapelle


Artist fee:




Program Needs:
Tables for instruments

Anytime throughout the year, anywhere in the state.

Past Venues:

  • Dorf Kapelle has performed at many festivals throughout Wisconsin. The band was named one of the top five performers at German Fest in Milwaukee, 1999.
  • “Mr. Brass” has led programs at schools in Neenah, Beaver Dam, Elroy, Kendall, & Wilton

Ernest Broeniman
N10991 Fisher Road
Wausaukee, WI 54177
715/856-6330 (phone)
715/856-5974 (fax)

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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