The drums that started it all back in 1946 with our Grandpa Herman's band. The drum has been restored and is on display in the Community Hall in Cashton. Drum played its last gig in 1971 before Grandpa passed away. We love his slogan "Hot Rhythm Specialists"!
Music runs through the blood embedding the soul.
Expressions of sound by the music with stories told.
Many sacrifices are made by those who entertain,
for the enjoyment of all where bright lights
and party actions end with the mess that remains.
Musicians pour out their energy
as they play the tunes proud,
amid crazy schedules and many locations
with a varied crowd.
People are never alone
when they have a song.
A writer's words are always
by a musician who plays tunes
for the young and the old.
The public can hear the mood of the stories told!
There are times in a place full of people,
a musician can still feel alone.
They are assured that when the gig is done
each one will return home.
The public views only that stage image,
but the musician’s heart knows,
that when the arena is over,
home is where the human side goes!
Brian started his own band in 1985. It started as a six-piece band. As the years passed by, many larger bands decreased to 3-4 piece bands. However, almost 30 years later, Brian is one of the few band leaders who still maintains a six-piece band. In Brian's words, the credit would go to loyal side musicians who still love to be part of a big band. The Mississippi Valley Dutchmen have secured one of the finest names in old time music, playing the traditional "Dutchmen Style" music.
Always a fun time playing in the Cashton Fall Festival Parade!