25 years ago, Hannes Buchegger attempted to found a brass band inspired by their English counterparts. He had been dedicating himself to this musical form for years and thus he and the ensemble were able to promote this new style of sound not only in the Tyrol but far beyond right from the beginning.
Although only a few expected a long-lasting existence of the innovative cast, the ensemble consisting of 35 outstanding brass players and drummers has been able to constantly attract more and more fans through not only the excellent and committed direction of its conductor, but also intensive musical performances and an extraordinary degree of perfection. The continuously sold-out New Year's concerts at the Congress Innsbruck are an impressive confirmation of these achievements. Additionally, the ensemble has celebrated international success at the European Brassband Championships in Montreux, London, Kerkade and Munich and has produced 18 records so far.
The way for this extraordinary story has not only been paved by the musical quality but also by the generous financial support of the construction company FRÖSCHL that has been sponsoring the local ensemble since 1996. We are extremely proud of our top soloists, led by Florian Klingler, trumpet soloist at the Munich Philharmonic, who has been playing the exposed soprano cornet for years, followed by Lito Fontana, trombone soloist, and Manfred Lugger, cornet soloist.
With his untiring commitment for the brass band scene in Austria, Hannes Buchegger has been able to bring the European Championships to Linz (Linzer Brücknerhaus) in 2010. At this unique event, the Brass Band Fröschl Hall performed the opening concert and accompanied the finalists of the European soloist competition, what has been very well-received by the international experts in the audience.
The foundation for this success story was laid 25 years ago and over the last two decades, important and meritorious companions have put in an amazing amount of personal effort in order to make the typical brass band sound popular not only in the local town of Hall in Tirol but also in Austria.