About Us

The musicians

Flugel Horns:

  • Tom Hacker (Director)
  • Peter Lauth
  • Marty Hartmann
  • Harold Lorenzen
  • Bob Mutarelli
  • Nick Simonsen


  • Rob Mutarelli
  • Jorge Lopez
  • Sue Lopez

Tenor Horns / Sax:

  • Leo Hacker
  • Carl Simonsen
  • Bruno


  • Lukas Gruber


  • Franzl
  • Vinny
  • Phil Fontana
  • Tom


  • Hans Peter Ganzel
  • Sam Greaker

Our history

 In 1967, a common bond brought together 14 men with a plan that started from nothing more than the love of the German folk and brass music of their homeland.  These men wanted to continue playing the music and to keep alive the German musical tradition that they enjoyed in Germany; that first meeting lead to the formation of the Foehrer Musik Freunde.

Since that time our members have dedicated themselves to keeping that sound alive.  We are proud to say that many of these original musicians are still playing with the band today.  Our current group of musicians comes from various nationalities and spans three generations.   We all share the same love for the music and its traditions.

It is with great pride that we have spread our Gemütlichkeit at many festivals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and Germany. 

Our sound

Keeping brass band music (Blasmusik) alive....one fest at a time!

2017 Rehearsal and Performance Schedule


 All rehearsals are at:
Plattduetsche Park
1132 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY  11010
(516) 354-3131
and begin at 8:00 PM. 


January        11 and 18
February       1  and 15
March            8 and 22
April   5, 12,19, and 26
May  3, 10, 17, 24, & 31

August                         23

September  6, 13, 20, 27


 June 3   6:00 to 11:00 PM
50th Anniversary Dinner Dance

June 4   11:00 to  2:00 PM
Gottscheer Festival
Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

June 10     2:00 to 6:00 PM 

Bavarian Heritage Festival Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

June 26   7:00 PM
German Night Eisenhower Park 

Harry Chapin Theater

July 8   2:00 to 6:00 PM Plattduetsche  Volksfest Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

July 9    1:00 to 5:00 PM Plattduetsche Volksfest 

Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

September 17   Noon to 2:00PM 

Ompah Fest 

Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

October 1        1:00 to 6:00 PM

Trauben Fest

Tappan, NY 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Or if you would like.... come see us in person!

Check "About Us" for performance dates and locations.

Or stop by during a scheduled rehearsal.

Foehrer Musik Freunde

1132 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square, NY 11010