Real traditional Living folk customs. Nurtured traditions.

Preserving what is genuine and good. Cultivating traditions and living customs. The people of Rauris and Taxenbach are proud of their history and customs - and visitors can experience this through numerous clubs, events and festivals.

Trachtenmusikkapelle Taxenbach

The Trachtenmusikkapelle Taxenbach has a wide range of tasks to perform, regardless of the musical genre. From public and church celebrations to concerts, which are organized in various formations and a repertoire appropriate to the occasion, the musical styles today range from traditional marching music to compositions from the contemporary international music scene.

"Music is the breath of my soul"
Franz Liszt

The cultivation of local folk culture, the musical diversity of brass music, the special promotion of further education in the area of youth and the cultivation of camaraderie are very important to us.

The band can look back on many highlights in its long history:
 * Re-dressing and name change in 1961
 * TV recordings in 1991/1992 and 1995;
 * CD productions in 1991 and 2001
 * Participation in concert and marching competitions
 * Federal concert competition 1999 in Feldkirchen as representative of the province of Salzburg
 * Big anniversary celebration and costume renewal in 2001
 * Concert tour to China, 2004
 * Symphony of Hope" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the State Treaty, 2005

 The main task of the band is to organize and embellish secular and religious events in our community.

 The annual highlight is the spring concert on the last Saturday in April.

Taxenbach festive costume

The festive dirndl was adapted to modern times in 2015 based on a model (1800-1850). After some research, we came across an existing "Taxenbacher Tracht" thanks to a tip from Erwin Wieser.

We were able to see the original historical dress in the Salzburg Museum. We were thrilled and decided to use the "Taxenbacher" dress as the basis for our new festive costume.

The color of the top was therefore not chosen at random, but is based on the original - from around 1800.

The top of the costume was in the color purple - berry color, front bib in green silk embroidered with flowers. The top is made according to the original Pinzgau cut - in a wool or silk brocade in shades of purple. The back is piped in black, the neckline and armholes in the same color as the top.

The front bib is made of green silk brocade with interwoven pink and purple flowers, with hand-laced silver lace and silver buttons to guide the silver lacing. This is based directly on the original.

The original skirt was an all-round skirt with hand-embroidered flowers, pulled into standing pleats and finished with a false smock. We decided to make the skirt in a smooth, black wool fabric with standing pleats. At the hem of the skirt - approx. 8 cm above the hem edge at a distance of 10 cm - we show a particularly pretty sign of the original with colorful hand-embroidered flowers that match the color of the apron and the top.  The smock panel is sewn in the same color as the top.

The silk or cotton apron is pulled into standing pleats or smocked. The apron string can also be sewn in a contrasting color.