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Trachtenkapelle Elters/Rhön is a German brass band who plays folk music since 1926.

The music is adequate to put a night into a musical setting taking part on a parade or playing a festival. The whole group consist of about 45 people but most time the group play their appearance with 25-35 persons.

The band are playing the appearances in acostume which have been wear in the mittle of 19th century in the Rhön.

Elters is a little village with about 500 inhabitants in a little mountain called Rhön. The village is about 120 kilometers away from Frankfurt/Main in the middle of Germany.

Performances in foreign countries

1968 Austria Fritens
1974 Belgium Oostrozebeke / Knokke
1975 Belgium Leuven
1976 USA New York
1977 France – Confelens, CIOFF Festival
1978 Switzerland Uster
1979 Italy San Martino de Castrozzo / Bozen
1980 France Hasparren
1981 France – Confelens, CIOFF Festival
1985 France – Confelens, CIOFF Festival
1987 France Arles
1988 USA Washington / St. Paul / Fulda
1989 Polen Bialystok
1990 Ungarn Izmeny /Szekszárd / Pécs
1992 USA Minneapolis / Fulda / Las Vegas / St. Louis
1993 Slowakische Republik Bratislava
1998 Ägypten Ismailia / Suez / Kairo, CIOFF Festival
1999 USA New Ulm / Fulda / Monroe / Chicago
2000 Spanien Castellon de la Plana
2002 France Mios/Montgyon – CIOFF Festival
2003 France / Menton
2004 Hungary – CIOFF World Folkloriada, Pecz, Budapest
2005 Spain Bilbao
2007 Brasil – Santa Gruz do Sul, CIOFF Festival + Rio de Janeiro
2011 France – Confelens, CIOFF Festival
2012 Tahiti – Papeete, CIOFF Festival