Submitted by the Stratton Mountain Boys
The Stratton Mountain Boys will be playing two shows at the Chester American Legion Post 67 on Route 103 on Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $1 for children from 6 to 12.
For reservations, call 875-6009 or 885-3586. Seating is limited.
The Stratton Mountain Boys are known throughout the United States as some of the finest ethnic performers of Germanic music and Octoberfest entertainment. This fine group was formed at Stratton Mountain where the band members are also ski instructors during the winter season.
Stefan Schernthaner joined the band in 1970 and has since become business manager, booking agent and has excelled as bandleader since 1975. Stefan is originally from Maria Alm, Austria. He plays trumpet, trombone, alphorn, bell and the singing saw. In 1972, Stefan became US Champion of Freestyle skiing.
A number of other musicians have performed with the Stratton Mountain Boys in the past.
In 34 years of the Stratton Mountain Boys history, there have been approximately 70 Austrian Musicians participating in the legend of the Stratton Mountain Boys. The existing members are determined to keep the tradition alive.
The Stratton Mountain Boys continuously offer excellent entertainment throughout the USA every summer and fall. In the five month tour, they drive over 40,000 miles to appear in front of thousands of people.
They have appeared on various radio broadcasts and television shows, such as CNN Headlines News, PM Magazine, Captain Kangaroo, Evening Magazine and news casts in many cities.
In previous years, the Stratton Mountain Boys have performed at Epcot Center, Excalibur Hotel, and numerous Octoberfests throughout America. The 1996 season was started off by performing at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta.
The haunting sound of alphorns, enthusiastic yodeling, songs, traditional shoe slapping and their lively spirited Polka music, delight their guests and bring lightheartedness and awe into everyone's hearts.