Welcome to Odessa's community event of Deutschesfest!

The Oom Pa's and Ma's!

The Fest is Odessa's happy time. Not only does the Biergarten hop, but the streets are alive with revelers, and the Oom Pa's and Ma's German band, a feature since the first Fest in 1971, with some of the original members still performing, fills the air with music. The Sunday evening finale is a special concert. Appearing at intervals each day, the Oom Pa's and Ma's bring back a German spirit to the Biergarten with the polkas and beer-drinking toasts.

The Oom Pa's and Ma's have their collection of your favorite music available on CD. Below listen to 45 second clips of the CD's tracks, then order your own copy to listen to a full hour of your favorite polkas and waltzes in their entirety! These clips are in .wma format, and will open in your media player.

  01 In Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus
  02 Duxer Polka
  03 Immergrun Polka
  04 Helena Polka
  05 Polka Medley
  06 Waltz Medley
  07 Polka Medley
  08 Waltz Medley
  09 March Medley
  10 Tegernseer Klarinetten Landler
  11 Jagermarch
  12 Troyler Walzer
  13 Warum So Snell
  14 Hamburger Waltzer
  15 Schuhplattler Tanze
  16 Tulak Polka
  17 Whoop It Up Polka
  18 Beer Barrel Polka
  19 Pennsylvania Polka
  20 Auer Trompeten Landler
  21 Cuckoo Waltz
  22 Egerlander Bauernpolka
  23 Chicken Dance
  23 Chicken Dance--The Ending!

Order your copies(s), for only $10.00 each plus shipping, (order 2 or more copies, and shipping will be free)!
To order, email the Master Oom Pa and Percussionist himself, Clark Kagele, at oom-pas-and-mas@odessachamber.net, with your name, mailing address, phone number and best time to call, and you will be contacted to complete the sales.

No CD promotion would be complete without the CD's liner notes!

Odessa, Washington became a community of predominantly Germans, emigrating from Russia to the USA in the late 1800's and into the early 1900's.

In 1971 the Odessa Chamber of Commerce decided to try a community festival celebrating this German heritage; thus, giving birth to the "Odessa Deutschesfest." What started as a simple idea has grown into an area-wide celebration, hosting thousands of visitors with locally made German foods and around-the-clock entertainment.

A big part of the success of the festival was the formation of a German Band, named the "Oom Pa's and Ma's," specializing in polkas and waltzes. In 1971, the first band consisted of 9 members and played before a packed Bier Garten. The band has grown to as many as 27 members playing for thousands of listeners and dancers yearly. The band consists of both local and regional musicians; some traveling great distances from their communities- Over the years, 75 different musicians have been a part of the "Oom Pa's and Ma's." Many long minutes of practice are held every year to prepare for the "Fest". Business people, farmers, teachers, home makers, etc., put on their musical hats and meet in Odessa to hone their instrumental skills. The "Oom Pa's and Ma's" have played internationally and for numerous community fairs, festivals and special events.

Thank you for your purchase and enjoy!! And don't forget the band's motto: "If you think we're not sounding very good, HAVE ANOTHER BEER!!"

THANK YOUS; To The Odessa Chamber of Commerce for their continued support / To All past and present band members who graciously donate their time / To All the band members who travel to Odessa from surrounding communities / To All the Chicken dancers who claw and fight over worthless prizes / To Our families who are left behind as we claw our way to stardom!! "Ein Prosit" to those band members who have passed on before us. / CREDITS / Recorded and Mixdown at Mystical Flight Studios by Mark Crawford, Moses Lake, WA. / (509) 765-3197 / Production assistance by Clark and Del (Blame us for the mistakes. We can handle it!!) / Manufactured and printed by Disc Makers, Fremont, CA, U.S.A.

You are visitor number 24978 since March 15, 2006, to enjoy our music!

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