Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
German Music in Boerne
German music professor Karl Dienger, who immigrated to Boerne in 1855, organized a singing club (gesang verein) and band in Boerne in 1860. Dienger's music group consisted of musicians from throughout the area and was commonly known as the Boerne Village Band. The band reflected traditional German music, heritage, and culture and performed at various area festivals, functions, and events. Since the 1860s a number of musical groups similar to the village band have flourished in Boerne and other area communities. Boerne's German-style bands have gained statewide recognition.
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2175.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 47.644′ N, 98° 43.94′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West Blanco Road, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Kendall County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kendall County (about 500 feet away); Kuhlmann-King House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Boerne Schoolhouses (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boerne Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.G. Hughes (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
Also see . . . Boerne Village Band. (Submitted on September 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.