It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Elvira Hacker. Wife of 67 years to one of the founding band members, Leo Hacker; mother of our music director Tom Hacker and his brother Robert; and Oma to her 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren
Elvira passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday morning, 11/20. She was a regular attendee at band functions and her calming demeanor and smile will be missed by all.
Ruhe in Frieden Elvira.
Tom Hacker (Director)
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.
Keeping brass band music (Blasmusik) alive....one fest at a time!
All rehearsals are at:
1132 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY 11010
and begin at 8:00 PM.
Due to the State and local government mandates recently put in place because of the Corona Virus, our rehearsal location is not available.
Therefore the 2020 Rehearsal Schedule has been suspended until further notice.
We urge you to continue practicing at home and will publish updates as soon as they become available.
To Be Announced
Check "About Us" for performance dates and locations.
Or stop by during a scheduled rehearsal.
1132 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square, NY 11010