Grand Isle Fire Brigade

German Band from Sacramento, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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GRAND ISLE FIRE BRIGADE Loves To Play OKTOBERFEST!
In red vests and festive bavarian hats, GIFB celebrates the harvest with great music for beer and bratwurst! Being a small group, and requiring no amplification, GIFB can wander in a big venue from one room to another and be as close to your audience as you dare. We will keep your guests on the dance floor with traditional polka, schottische, waltz, laendlers, and novelty tunes like the "Chicken Dance", Bier Hier, Bier Hier, Erika, In Heaven there is no Beer, Beer Barrel Polka, and more and more!

Grand Isle Fire Brigade (GIFB) is a 5 piece band modeled after "The Hungry Five" a group that was directed by famous arranger Harry Alford, in the 1930s. The Hungry Five was unusual instrumentation in having 2 clarinets, trumpet, trombone and tuba. The music is rooted in german oompah style, but they also did variety shows featuring tunes from Ireland, Spain, Italy,ragtime, Broadway favorites of the 1930's and Christmas carols. We like to bring the fun of traditional oompah to the masses and since forming in 2010, have played for Oktoberfests in Redding, Elk Grove, Woodland, Grass Valley, San Andreas, Corte Madera, Mountain View, Clear Lake and Sacramento.

We are told our music would have been typical during the holidays in Germany 30 years ago, but modern Oktoberfest tends to be dominated by western rock and country music. While we're not modern, we are known to do the occasional contemporary rock tune (Crazy Train, Billie Jean, Back in the USSR) or favorite Oktoberfest english sing along (Country Roads, Sweet Caroline, Hey Baby) in the best oompah style!
What Other Genres of Music?

GIFB started as an oompah band, but like our inspiration we pride ourselves on diversity. We can provide Irish music for St. Patrick's Day in a martial style, Holiday Carols in the Christmas Season and historic Americana and patriotic march music. On request we can augment the band with a drummer and step out to the finest "Second Line" parading New Orleans favorites "When you're smiling," "Mardi Gras Song", "and of course "When the Saints go Marching in."

Do You Require Amplification and a Stage?
One or GIFB's discriminators is we do not typically require amplification. For this reason we can move from place to place easily without a lot of equipment, logistics and setup. We are mobile! That said, if your venue has a stage and PA we can certainly play through it if you like.

Where Can I See Some Samples?
We invite you to send us a friend request on Facebook (Grand Isle Fire Brigade Street Band), and check our videos on youtube: ( *******.**********.***) or Facebook (Grand Isle Fire Brigade Street Band).
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Oktoberfest Party

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The Brigade put on an excellent show for our residents and the Oktoberfest Open Air Market attendees. I was very pleased with their musical skill and interaction with those folks who came to see and hear them!

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Celebration

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Grand Isle Fire Brigade delivered on everything we asked for. From the costumes to the music selection, everything was perfect. Received many positive comments from our attendees who enjoyed the music immensely. Great job.

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Wedding Reception

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What an amazing trio ! They were the perfect addition to my wedding reception ambience. So many guests raved at how wonderful the music made the afternoon special. It was so easy working with them. Very accommodating, caring and kind. Definitely the professionals you want at an event.

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Private Party

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They did an excellent job providing background music for our reception. Outstanding talent and performance!

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Oktoberfest Party

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Grand Isle Fire Brigade made our event! They were fun, interactive, and talented. They were also a pleasure to work with both before and during the event. I will be using them again next year.

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Nursing Home Event

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GIFB performed at our senior living community tonight, and our residents and their guests loved them. They were entertaining and so lively! We would love to book them again the next time we have another Oktoberfest!

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Oktoberfest Party

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Oktoberfest Party

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The Grand Isle Fire Brigade did an excellent job. Our patrons loved the band and the downtown community was very pleased with their music. I will hire them again year after year. Thank you Grand Isle Fire Brigade!!

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Oktoberfest Party

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The band interacted with the attendees and involved us in the entertainment. We also had 3 folks who wanted to sing songs they had selected in advance. A most enjoyable evening was had by all. I bdlidvd the band enjoyed performing for our group. A wonderful evening

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Oktoberfest Party

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I cannot recommend them enough. They made our grand opening Oktoberfest so much fun! Inside the bar and outside the bar. Would have them back in a second !

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Grand Isle Fire Brigade’s Response:

Thank you Liz, for the positive feedback. We enjoyed your guests and the event so much! EJ

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2019
Sep
21
Anniversary Party
Incline Village, NV
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Sep
28
Nursing Home Event
Citrus Heights, CA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Oct
3
Community Event
Lincoln, CA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
6
Community Event
Sonoma, CA
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Sep
15
Oktoberfest Party
Vallejo, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Fairfield, CA
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Jul
20
Celebration
Fremont, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Dec
12
Private Party
Sacramento, CA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Oct
28
Oktoberfest Party
Livermore, CA
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Oct
26
Community Event
Manteca, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
18
Nursing Home Event
Carmichael, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Oct
1
Community Event
Lincoln, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Sep
27
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Mar
15
Private Party
Sacramento, CA
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
2017
Oct
28
Blue Note Brewery
Woodland, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Oct
28
Blue Note Brewery
Woodland, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Angels We have Heard on High
Christmas
O Tannenbaum
Christmas
Rockin' around the Christmas Tree
Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
Christmas
Up on the Housetop
Christmas
Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Christmas
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Christmas
CHRISTMAS
Jingle Bell Rock
Christmas
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Christmas
A Holly Jolly Christmas
Christmas
Joy to the World
Christmas
The First Noel
Christmas
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Christmas
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Christmas
Let it Snow
Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Christmas
St. Paul Waltz
German
Beer Barrel Polka
Aunt Ella's Polka
Auf Wiedersehen Schottische
German
California Polka
Forsaken Love Waltz
German
Snow Flower Polka
German
The Chicken Dance
German
Die Lorelie
German
Lustig und zufrieden
German
Ein Prosit Gemutlichkeit
German
Old Erins Shore
Irish
The Great Race March
Mancini
March of the Cue Balls
Mancini
Killarney
Irish
Mrs Murphys Chowder
Three Little Irish Maids
Irish
They're Off!
Mancini
Hey Baby
Summer
In Heavan there is no Beer
Novelty
America The Beautiful
Patriotic
Star Spangled Banner
Patriotic
Bell Carol
Christmas
Jolly Old Saint Nicolaus
Christmas
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Please note Grand Isle Fire Brigade will also travel to Broderick, West Sacramento, El Macero, Represa, Rio Linda, Davis, East Nicolaus, North Highlands, Carmichael, Elverta, Antelope, Clarksburg, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Hood, Woodland, Fair Oaks, Pleasant Grove, Roseville, Nicolaus, Orangevale, Dixon, Yolo, Courtland, Wilton, Folsom, Granite Bay, Knights Landing, Rocklin.
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