Alpine Thunder Returns

On October 18th, 2016, Alpine Thunder returned to the Glenview Public Library for their 10th year performance.  Each year we perform our Oktoberfest Cultural Program where we reference German Oktoberfest culture and geography to the music performed at this time.  This time we had Alpine Thunder perform as a quintet with three alphorns.  Prost Oktoberfest! Prost Glenview Public Library for making this happen!

Alpine Thunder Adds Third Alphorn

Starting January of 2016 Alpine Thunder has added a third alphorn – Alphorn Thunder!

Three alphorns allow us to get fuller and more interesting sounds as well as an impressive visual factor.  This group can perform with the Alpine Thunder band or can be used as an independent ensemble for special events.

Alpine Thunder – WGN Morning Show

Wednesday September 16th: Alpine Thunder appears on the WGN Morning Show for the 30th annual Berghoff Oktoberfest with Ana and the Around the Town segment.  It was a fun session with Ana as she played alphorn with the band.

Schaumburg Sister City Celebration

We are looking forward to the celebration of Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, acknowledging their heritage, the county of Schaumburg, Germany.  Many of the original settlers were from this German county.  Alpine Thunder will be performing a cultural program integrating German geography and culture with German folk music.  The date is Wednesday, June 24th, at the Schaumburg Public Library from 7-8:15PM.  View our Show section on our web site for more details.

Alpine Thunder Adds Second Alphorn

Starting in Oktoberfest 2014 we have added a second alphorn to our musical instrument capabilities. Gut Holz – Besserere Stimmung!

Hofbräuhaus and Alpine Thunder in the World Media

New Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Jes Rau’s German Times published an article entitled “In Chicago Stands A Hofbräuhaus,” by Gunter and Mary Nitsch. The article discussed many of the wonderful characteristics of the Hofbräuhaus and also featured a photo of Ken and Gabe as the entusiastic Alpine Thunder House Band.

Alpine Thunder Celebrates 10 Years in 2014!

We are looking forward to performing at all the venues this year and hopfully for another 10 years – at least! We thank all our venues/clients who continue to support live German folk music and German culture.

Hofbräuhaus 1st Year Anniversary Party

Join the Hofbräuhaus on their first year anniversary celebration on January, 24th, 2014.

Prost Neu Jahr 2014!

Looking forward to visiting and performing at all our events in 2014. Alpine Thunder is now in its 10th year.
Happy Birthday Alpine Thunder! The Thunder Rolls…………..

Current Schedule Through Early 2014

Do visit us every:
Thursday – Schnitzel Platz Restaurant from 5:30-9:00PM
Saturday – Hofbräuhaus from 12-5PM
Sunday – Hofbräuhaus from 12-4PM
View our Show List for additional performances.