About Us

The musicians


Pete Lauth

Marty Hartmann

Harold Lorenzen

Bob Mutarelli

Nick Simonsen


Rob Mutarelli

Jorge Lopez

Sue Lopez

Sonia Dittmeier

Tenor Horn:

Tom Hacker (Director)

Leo Hacker

Carl Simonsen


Bruno Keibich


Lukas Gruber


 Gene Dittmeier 


Franzl Kokash

John Berndl

Vinny Scire 

Phil Fontana


Hans Peter Ganzel

Sam Greaker

Percussionist :


Fred Miehl

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!

2018 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        31

February      14 & 28
March           14 & 28
April          11, 18 & 25
May  2, 9, 16, 23, & 30



April 21   5:00 - 5:45 PM 

Kiona Verrückt Nach Meer  

Plattduetsche Park  

June 3   Time TBD
Gottscheer Festival
Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

June 9     2:30 - 6:30 PM 

Bavarian Heritage Festival Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

July 9     7:00 PM
German Night Eisenhower Park 

Harry Chapin Theater

July 14   2:00 - 6:00 PM 

Plattduetsche  Volksfest 

Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

July 15   12:30 - 4:30 PM 

Plattduetsche  Volksfest 

Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

September 17   Time TBD 

Ompah Fest 

Plattduetsche Park Bier Garden

December 1      Time TBD

Schlierachtaler Stamm Edelweiss Bal

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