Retired Band member Leonard (Lenny) Schneemilch celebrated his 90th birthday at the Hahndorf Band Hall on Sunday 28th October 2007, enjoying a pleasant afternoon with family and friends.
Lenny joined the Band on the 15th November 1934 at the age of 17, and has been a stalwart of the Band even since his retirement in the 1980’s, having travelled with the Band to the Ballarat Band Competitions in 2004, and actively participating in the Band’s 80th Anniversary celebrations in 2006.
The Band Hall served as a fitting venue for the celebration, as various photos and displays reminded attendees of Len’s dedication to the Band over many, many years.
The current members thank Len for his part in the Hahndorf Banding legacy we now enjoy, and extend their congratulations on achieving this milestone, and best wishes for the future.
The Hahndorf Town Band provided the feature entertainment over each of the 3 days of the inaugural ‘Oktoberfest’, which was organised in conjunction with the German Arms Hotel.
Presenting a program of ever popular German oompah music on each of the days of this October long weekend provided a very significant challenge to the band, and served as a testimony of player dedication and loyalty. Many thanks must go to the players, supporters and friends who helped make this possible.
Organizers were delighted with the initial response to the event, which is sure to become a regular feature of the community calendar.