Welcome to the Website of the Seven Dutchmen Orchestra


Very sadly, trumpet player Terry Salge, passed away rather suddenly on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the age of 56.  Terry is shown standing 2nd from the left in the above picture that was taken at Wurstfest several years ago.  Terry began performing with the Seven Dutchmen Orchestra during the summer of 1979, just after he had graduated from Canyon High School, here in New Braunfels.  Over the past 38 years, it is estimated that Terry performed with the band over 900 times.  He was a fine musician and an even better person.  He will be greatly missed.



Despite the recent passing of trumpet player, Terry Salge, the Seven Dutchmen Orchestra will continue performing, and is looking forward to the Oktoberfest season, which starts in September. We hope to see you at one or more of these events:

September 30–Oktoberfest at Whitehead Memorial Museum in Del Rio, Texas. This is our 19th year to be at this event, and it’s always a fun time. This is a fundraiser for the museum. The event starts at 6:00 pm with food, drink and music in the beautiful courtyard of this museum. For more information call the Whitehead Memorial Museum at (830) 774-7568 or check out their website .

October 7Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas ! This will be our 34th consecutive year to play this festival, and it’s gotten better every year.  This is the place to be on the first weekend of October.  About 20 bands play over the course of this Friday – Sunday festival.  We will be performing on Saturday evening starting at 9:30 PM in the huge Adelsverein Pavilion.  For more info, call (830) 997-4810 or check out their website at oktoberfestinfbg.com.

October 14Oktoberfest at the Blue Bonnet Palace . This is an event benefitting the Randolph Field Education Foundation which supports Randolph Field ISD. This is homecoming weekend for Randolph Field, so all alumni as well as the general public is invited for a fun time for a good cause. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.bluebonnetpalace.com/  We will be performing from      5 to 8 PM.  The Bluebonnet Palace is located at the corner of Lookout Road and Schertz Parkway near Schertz Texas.

Wurstfest–The 10-day festival runs from Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 12.  Once again, over 30 bands will perform during the 10 day run of this event and there are many different types of food and drink available.  The Seven Dutchmen will play in the roughly 1,500 seat Wursthalle 6 of the 10 days.  This is our 42nd year to perform at Wurstfest.  Our schedule is:

Saturday, November 4–11:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Sunday, November 5–3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 8–5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Thursday, November 9–5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Saturday, November 11–1:20 pm to 2:50 pm.

Sunday, November 12–2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

For more information of this festival, call (830) 625-9167 or check out their website at www.wurstfest.com .


We look forward to seeing you at these events!


One Great Band; A Variety of Great Music