The Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band
The Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band provides a fun-filled evening with an oom-pah German band in Seattle and the Puget Sound region, complete with music, singing and traditional instruments. It's an evening you won't forget with sing-alongs, the traditional toast, the chicken dance, audience participation, comedy, polkas, waltzes, and more. Whether you want a show, dance music, or both, call on the Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band for a memorable evening of good cheer, fun, and atmosphere.
The Bonnie Birch Bavarian Band can perform with 2 to 4 musicians consisting of accordion, tuba, guitar, and drums.
Bonnie Birch - German Band leader
Bonnie began accordion lessons at the age of 7. Her primary teacher up to the age of 19 was Thorild Swanson from Stancatto School of Accordion. Thor was a classically trained musician on the piano and organ and was noted for his attention to detail and desire for perfection. With his guidance, Bonnie developed excellent technique, music reading skills, performing skills, and the appreciation of practice and patience. She was a consistent winner at the Washington Accordion Teachers competitions culminating in a trip to New York for an International competition and a performance in Carnegie Hall.
Specializing in authentic German music, the group has provided polkas, marches and bouncy waltzes for many parties, weddings, picnics and German Fests throughout the Northwest. In the German tradition, the band wears Lederhosen, short leather pants held up by bright suspenders. These costumes along with their up-beat tempo contribute to getting the crowd involves, both old and young!
Hi Bonnie! Your music added so much to our event - everyone had an amazing time! One guest said: "I've never been to a party where I heard Stairway to Heaven on a tuba. It was EPIC!"
Everything came together to make for a truly special evening. We are thinking of making this our annual tradition. Thank you!!!!