Mississippi Schwingen!

Grab your Leiderhosen and get ready to flap your wings....Germanfest is almost here! Just when you think you've seen it all...Mississippi Swing! and the Mississippi Community Symphonic Band team up  to tranform themselves into Mississippi Schwingen! - quite possibly  the largest organized German Oompah Band in the state! The 20-30 member group performs authentic German classics!  The event takes place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Gluckstadt, MS. Take I-55 to Exit 112 and go west 0.3 miles on Gluckstadt Road. The event is from 11-5. The event is a blast - complete with authentic German food, horse drawn wagon rides, games for the kids, country store,  free parking and admission. Meal tickets are $5 in advance and $6 on the day of the festival. Advance meal tickets are available from parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Ticket information is also available by calling the parish office at (601) 856-2054.
Chicken Dance!!!

Germanfest 2019!

Celebrating our 13th year performing at Germanfest!

Celebrating our 13th year performing at Germanfest!

It was another great year for the MCSB Oompah Band Mississippi Schwingen! Twenty-two musicians volunteered  for the 2019 performance at Germanfest:

 

 Trumpets: David Battaly, Stephen Buccola, Andy Johnson, Scott Britton, Chris Nail, Nicholas Hebert

Trombones: Richard Tanner, Silas Murray, Jay Bennett, John Retherford

Baritones: Mike Nash, Jana Riley
Alto Horn: Trey Bennett

Altos: Barbara Cox, Jim Crosthwait

Tenor: Jim Darnell

Clarinets: Elizabeth Schommer, Cathy Wilson, Bob Harrison

Tuba: Thomas Winesett

Drums: Lindy Harris

Director: David Schommer 

 

It was the MCSB Oompah Band's 13th year performing for the event. Tunes included: Narrhalla-Marsch, Ein Prosit, Buttenmarsch,Helau, Helau, Die Stimmungskanonen, Bexbacher Marsch, Die tollen Tage, Der treue Husar Marsch, So ein Tag so wunderschon wie heute, traBenfasching, Karneval am Rhein, Ein Hoch den Narren,In Muchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus, Dance Little Bird (Chicken Dance), Eidelweiss, Too Fat Polka, and Beer Barrel Polka! Before and after the performance, musicians chowed down on free kabobs, brats, sauerkraut, and pork chops - compliments of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

A special thanks goes to all who participated and David Battaly for serving as our song announcer.

Germanfest 2018!

The MCSB Oompah Band Mississippi Schwingen! performed for its 12th year at Germanfest!

The MCSB Oompah Band Mississippi Schwingen! performed for its 12th year at Germanfest!

It was another great year for the MCSB Oompah Band Mississippi Schwingen! 24 musicians volunteered  for this year's performance at Germanfest:
 
 Trumpets: David Battaly, Stephen Buccola, Stephanie Lofton, Andy Johnson, Scott Britton, Jeff Carter,  Chris Nail
Trombones: John Retherford, Silas Murray, Jay Bennett
Baritones: Mike Nash, Addison Black
Alto Horn: Trey Bennett
Altos: Barbara Cox , Jim Crosthwait
Clarinets: Tom Riley, Elizabeth Schommer, Cathy Wilson, Christine Campbell, Bob Harrison, Veronica Smith
Tuba: Rayford Woodrick
Drums: Lindy Harris
Director: David Schommer 
 
It was the MCSB Oompah Band's 12th year performing for the event.
 

Tunes included: Narrhalla-Marsch, Ein Prosit, Buttenmarsch,Helau, Helau, Die Stimmungskanonen, Bexbacher Marsch, Die tollen Tage, Der treue Husar Marsch, So ein Tag so wunderschon wie heute, StraBenfasching, Karneval am Rhein, Ein Hoch den Narren,In Muchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus,Dance Little Bird (Chicken Dance), Eidelweiss,Too Fat Polka, Pennsylvania Polka,  and Beer Barrel Polka!

Before and after the performance, musicians chowed down on free kabobs, brats, sauerkraut, and pork chops - compliments of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

A special thanks goes to all who participated and David Battaly for serving as our song announcer.
 

Germanfest 2017!