The huge, six-storey half-timbered house was originally part of Heilig-Geist-Spital (hospital of the Holy Spirit). After the independent city of Schwäbisch Gmünd became part of Württemberg in 1802/03 it was used as Amtshaus (seat of the local administrator). The impressive house is now used by the town library.
More Gugge Bands
"Frumptarn Barnsley Guggenband"
Guggemusik is even known in Britain! The fancy musical Beefeaters of Frumptarn Barnsley Guggenband from Barnsley, UK
The Mühlbach-Bazis from Eggingen had the most imaginative masks and dresses.
Update: I recently learned that they in fact won the prize for the best outfit at the festival!
The Mühlbach-Bazis are waiting to enter the stage for their evening performance.
See and hear them marching in and playing in my video.
Rondo Bellinziano have used and italianized the name of their home town: noooo... they are from Bad Bellingen in the south of Baden, not far from Basel.
To me, they had the best sound of all the bands I listened to that day.
Video with sound
Rondo Bellinziano again, now during the Monster concert in the evening.
Enjoy the video and admire the brilliant technique and musical expression of their sousaphone players in "I Was Made For Loving You". Hilarious!!!
Saubachgugga is a small, probably local band of about 10 or 12 musicians. They were not part of the official programme and did not get a space on stage. They simply came and played in the streets to be there and participate in the fun.