The weather was perfect for Munich's Sunday program - the St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Dachshund Parade. That was the first I had ever heard of a dachshund parade and I probably wouldn't have heard of it at all if the Express Brass Band wasn't going to accompany them. The only connection I have to this breed of dog is that long ago my sister had a dachshund and it had a German name - Schnitzel. That wouldn't have been reason enough for me to go to a dog parade, but the Brass Band was.
Somehow Janos and I got held up in a restaurant that forgot our order and by the time we came out the parade and the band were already underway and out of sight. We knew the parade's destination, and quickly cycled to the Karl-Valentin-Musäum on Isartorplatz. When we got there there were no longer many dachshunds hanging around but the band was just warming up and that was the main thing. We had a wonderful afternoon in the sun, taking pictures and listening to the Express Brass Band. They are so fantastically good!
Here are some pictures of the band. I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of all the members of the band, but from where I was standing not everyone was within range of my camera.
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