Elk River German Band
The Elk River German Band was formed about thirty years ago when several musicians assembled to play for a community function. Since then the band has grown to its present size of ten musicians including nine instrumentalists and a female vocalist. The band bears the name of its hometown of Elk River, Minnesota, a small community located about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The majority of members reside in the south-central region of Minnesota. Present membership includes both amateur and professional musicians.

The band has played at festivals in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, including the Oktoberfest and Heritagefest in New Ulm, MN, the Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest, and Germanfests in Milwaukee and Sioux Falls, SD. Also, in 1994 the band conducted a two-week performance tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

The band features the Bavarian style of German music and has produced several recordings, available on cassette tape and compact disc.
For more information on the Elk River German Band contact:

Vern Draxler
13416 Island View Drive
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone:   763-441-1342
email:   info@elkrivergermanband.org