Easter, Whitsun, fêtes, processions, town and village fêtes, inaugurations and blessings...: The village musicians gather to play at special occasions and give these events a specifically South Tyrolean flair. The passion for music is impressive: South Tyrol has 116 communities and over 200 music bands! Most of the approx. 100,000 men and women playing the clarinet, transverse flute, trumpet, tuba and drums are under 30 years of age. They wear the traditional dress of their band with pride and enhance secular and religious festivals with marches, waltzes, overtures, contemporary and sacred music.