Ackley 's Little German Band
Contact Jeff Frazier for Band Information - 847-3555
Ackley’s German Band has roots dating back to the turn of the last century. The current German Band was reorganized in 1992, with members from diversified backgrounds who love music and find it fun to get those instruments out again. The group is comprised of teachers, active and retired band directors, merchants, farmers, retired nursing home administrators, a dietitian, college students, high school students and our-own mortician. Members have come from Ackley, Wellsburg, Iowa Falls, and Parkersburg…new members are welcome any time! The band plays all kinds of music marches, show tunes and polkas. The audience is encouraged to put on their polka shoes and dance along. It’s a proven fact that the more people who dance, the better the band plays! Since their reorganization in 1992, the German Band has played a concert each year in Pioneer Hall and several other venues at the Iowa State Fair, where the audience dances and joins in the fun. In addition the band can be found at many local celebrations and lawn chair nights in nearby communities. In recent years the band has performed in Ackley, Alden, Dows, Williams, Stanhope, Jewell, Eldora, Grundy Center, Amana, Mason City, Sheffield, and Wellsburg.