Die Polka Schlingel

Wilkommen! Die Polka-schlingel, a big band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has a large repertoire of German tunes as well as a growing number of swing tunes and novelty numbers. The band has a dozen members and an amazing longevity; it has been oompahing at Oktoberfests and other festivities for over 35 years!

Die Polka Schlingel

DPS Swing Band

Featuring a variety of Big-Band Swing and Dance music


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A Bavarian-style band in New Mexico? A bunch of guys in leather shorts, playing accordions and flugelhorns and tenorhorns and tubas?

Ja wohl. Die Polka Schlingel, a Bavarian Polka band with over ten members dressed in full Bavarian costume, play authentic "Oompah" music! The band has been in existence for over 30 years (with a few members changing over the years). We play polkas, waltzes, schottisches, landlers, and even Mexican polkas and big band tunes (Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, etc.); we have over 300 songs in our repertoire. It's great to dance to, or to drink beer/wine and just listen: Oktoberfest, May Fest, Fasching (Mardi Gras) parties, Beer Blasts, Wine Fests, whatever.

Accordion, trumpets, flugelhorns, baritones, trombones, clarinets, saxes, a tuba and drums – these guys can switch around for your music enjoyment. And we sing in German too!

So, for some real "Gemutlichkeit" type of fun, hire Die Polka Schlingel for a great time.

To inquire about booking the band, please contact our business manager: sandersron@hotmail.com.

For questions about what's in our repertoire, please contact our music director: dlw@swcp.com.


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