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Rocktoberfest Polka!

"Rocktoberfest Polka!" All the fun of great polkas and Oktoberfest favourites, brought to you by Canada's very best: The Black Forest Band, with special guests Deb Misener Jones and the Zigge Zagges - Hoi, Hoi, Hoi!

The Black Forest Band is the best known group to perform at Kitchener-Waterloo's Oktoberfest each year. Not just renowned for being an elite polka band in Canada and the United States, but also as one of Canada's best loved party bands! They have a wonderful ability to charm an audience and draw them into the Oktoberfest party atmosphere and are a full entertainment experience. The BFB loves their fans and they know the show is all for you!

Rocktoberfest Polka isn't just a concert performance of authentic German, Austrian, Swiss and Viennese music styles. It is an interactice experience where you may find your feet doing a polka while you're singing along!
The music really does cross generations when played with this much fun and passion!

The Black Forest Band has been performing in Canada, the USA and the Caribbean since 1981. They have recorded several CDs with great thanks to their loyal fans! Whether it's holding court at an Oktoberfest, or sharing the same stage as legends of rock, pop, or traditional music at a festival, this band knows how to entertain!

Steve Richtaritsch

Steve blows them away on the Clarinet. Just one of his many musical talents, as he plays sax, clarinet, flute and vocals as well. Steve is also our booking manager and along with Gary - a founding member of the Black Forest Band.
Gary Kreller

Gary is not just vocals, but our accordion and keyboard man! Gary is a founding member of the Black Forest Band along with Steve in February 1981. Gary is the music co-ordinator and arranger with allot of band interference/input.
Clive Ord

Clive provides extraordinary bass and vocals too!
Greg Dozois

Greg plays trumpet, flugelhorn ...and yes, sometimes tambourine too!
Vern MacDonald

Guitar wizard and vocals.
Mark Kreller

Drums and vocals.
Sonja

Vocals and a touch of class to the other-wise all boy band.
Deb Misener Jones

Yodeling, cowbells, audience participation, bird dance and lots of lively music and polkas from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The Zigge Zagges

Ross Daly and Rick Guzik entertain Wunderbar!


"Ein Prosit, ein Prosit, Der Gemütlichkeit. Ein Prosit, ein Prosit, Der Gemütlichkeit. Oans, zwoa, drei, Gsuffa!"

Dancers also available.

Rocktoberfest Polka! has performed with the following Symphony Orchestras:
  • TBA Your Symphony Orchestra!

"Rocktoberfest Polka!" has been scored and arranged for full symphony orchestra and performs with violinist, arranger and conductor Ross Daly.

This show is truly Wunderbar!

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Reviews / Comments


“Deb’s show is one of our Oktoberfest favourites. She is always warmly received by our audiences and their comments are consistently positive. She presents a great show and the Cowbells are amazing. We invite her back year after year!”

Brian Banks, Director of Sales Bingemans

“For the past few years, Deb has been a featured performer on the Oktoberfest main stage downtown. The crowds really enjoy her entertainment and she is a great addition to our festival.”

Larry Blundell, Executive Director Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest


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Song List


Sample Song List (pdf)

Acapulco Polka
Alpine Express (Deb Misner Jones)
Anniversary Song
Autobahn (Deb Misner Jones)
Be Nice
Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)
Bergbach (Deb Misener Jones)
Bird Dance (Deb Misener Jones)
Blacksmith Schottische
Blue Danube
Bohemian Love
Böhmerwald Medley
Budweiser Polka
Carnival Bells (Deb Misener Jones)
Casino Fill (Deb Misener Jones)
Chicken Dance
Circus Renz – 2 Bell Parts (Deb Misener Jones)
Clarinet Polka
Climb Every Mountain
Country Bells (Deb Misener Jones)
Deep in the Bohemian Forest
Deutschland-Lied (German National Anthem)
Die Perle Tirols – Schneewalzer
Do-Re-Mi
Draw One Polka
Edelweiss
Ein Prosit
Einen Yodeler
German Medley – Lieber Augustin (Song Sheet)
Give Me Your Heart
Happy Wanderer
He Taught Me To Yodel (Deb Misener Jones)
Heel and Toe Polka
Heidi (Deb Misener Jones)
Helena Polka
Hop-Scotch Polka
Iha, Iha, Iha, Oh
In Der Schweitz (Deb Misener Jones)
Innsbrück (Deb Misener Jones)
It's Sunday Again
Julida Polka
Let's Have Another One
Liechtensteiner Polka
Lonely Goatherd
Lorelei Bells (Deb Misener Jones)
Maria
Merry Christmas Polka
Munich Polka
My Favourite Things
Nickelodian Polka
Oldtimer's Waltz Medley
Red, White, and Blue Polka
Pennsylvania Polka
Peters Fountain Best (Deb Misener Jones)
Pizzicato Polka
Rhein Waltzes (Deb Misener Jones)
Rose Von Worthersee (Deb Misener Jones)
Sixteen Going On Seventeen
So Long, Farewell
Song Of Innsbrück (Deb Misener Jones)
Sound Of Music
Stand And Sing Ein Prosit
Strauss Waltzes
Tic-Toc Polka
Tinker Polka
Too Fat Polka (She’s Too Fat For Me)
Trink, Brüderlein Trink – Beer In Hawaii
Tulips Of Amsterdam
Twinkle, Twinkle (Deb Misener Jones)
Under Italy's Sun
When We Were Young (Polka)
Whenever I'm Thinking of You
Wild Red Roses
Wonderful Copenhagen
Wunderbar
Yodel Boogie (Deb Misener Jones)
Yodel Greetings (Deb Misener Jones)
Yodel Lesson (Deb Misener Jones)
Yodeling Accordion
You Are The One
Zigge-zagge Hoi, Hoi, Hoi

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