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German Music Society
Cleveland, Ohio

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Welcome und Wilkommen

Welcome to the website of the Deutscher Musik Verein (or auf englisch, the German Music Society) of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  The Deutscher Musik Verein is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Our mission is to preserve and celebrate German musical heritage and culture, develop the musicianship of band members, and foster camaraderie among fellow musicians and performers .… and have a lot of fun doing it!

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Upcoming DMV Events
(see “Performances” tab above for times, driving directions and our complete calendar)

WED, MAY 7th

Live Tapping for National TV
7:00pm - 8:00pm the DMV plays!
30+ Bands over 4 days (May 6 - 9)

1 Day Pass = $20 (per-sale)
4 Day Pass = $60 (pre-sale)
At the door 1 Day Pass = $25
- There is no guarantee on day of tickets, please purchase tickets ahead of time!

Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Drive W
Huron, OH 44839




Our 30+ piece German brass band, under the direction of award-winning musician, band leader and Grammy Nominee Fred Ziwich, performs about 18 times per year, so please check out our performance schedule if you’d like to see us live.  We’re also glad to sell you a copy of our DMV LIVE CD, which includes many of our best tunes recorded live (as they should be heard!).  You can also view our picture gallery for fun photos of our latest performances and travels.  Some of the photos are from our 2000 and 2007 tours of southern Germany and Austria, which included performances at Munich’s famous Hofbrauhaus. 

We’re always looking for new members!  If you play a band instrument and live in the greater Cleveland area, please contact us.  We rehearse Monday nights (except during the height of 'Fest season!) at 8:30 p.m.  Grab your instrument, jump in the car, and come on out to the Cleveland Donauschwaben German-American Cultural Center (aka "Lenau Park"), located at 7370 Columbia Road in Olmsted Township, less than a 25 minute drive west of downtown Cleveland.

Or, please consider us if you’re looking to add a bit of festive German “oom-pah” music to your event.  Remember, any event can be an Oktoberfest!


Carl Vavpot, President