I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for a job well
done at our Oktoberfest Reception in the Intercontinental Hotel. Everyone
loved your music. Your band is definitely the best one we have used yet.
Kenneth W. Bremer
Germany Trade and Invest
On behalf of both the Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights Senior
Centers we'd like to thank The Johnny Wagner Band for performing at
our Annual Octoberfeast Lunch and Laughter series at the Cotillion
last Monday. Everyone really enjoyed the band and continues to talk
about how wonderful that afternoon was. We look forward to working
with you again in the future.
Division Manager- Sr.
Rolling Meadows Park
Even after three weeks everyone is still talking about our party and
how wonderful the music was. Your music MADE the party. Your music
made us feel like we were in Munich . It couldn’t get any better.
It was a magical evening and the music was just splendid. Thank you.
Hi Johnny Wagner Band,
I just wanted to say how much my Family enjoyed seeing your band at
this year's Lake Zurich Oktoberfest..You have been a Family Favorite
for several years now, and we love your version of Edelweiss. The
cow bells sound so beautiful. You truly are wonderful entertainers !
Here are a couple pictures that we took with you.
Thanks for the
The St. Barbara Parish of Brookfield Oktoberfest Committee would
like to thank you for another wonderful performance this year. This
was your 10th appearance, and, as always, you are huge hit with the
attendees! We get many of the same people coming back year after
year, and that is a tribute to you and your band!
Thank you again and see you next
Al & Beth Porzelt - Committee
It was great seeing you again. We wanted to tell you how our
grandchildren and our daughter (Kathy) enjoyed your performances at
the Carlin Club Oktoberfest. Little Marin was beside herself with
joy and when we played the CD we had bought the next day at home,
she wouldn't stop dancing. She even tried to yodel. Her Mom has to
play the CD in the car whenever they go anywhere. We are happy that
our grandchildren will follow in our footsteps and enjoy the great
polka/waltz music of our heritage.
George and Kathy Flotz (Your Landsleut)
Just wanted to tell you how much fun the Oktoberfest
(Carlin Lake Lodge) was. We came back the second weekend because we
had such a good time. I think I became an expert on the
Schnitzlebank song! Thanks for the great time..
- John Desmond
Dear Johnny and Crew,
I had the pleasure of hearing you play last summer at the Carlin
when I was a waiter. I want to make it back up to Wisconsin for this
Oh, and I must pass this along as well. I was in Munich two weeks
ago, and the house band at the Hofbrahaus paled in comparison to the
Johnny Wagner Band. You play more instruments, play more difficult
and varied music and generally are better showmen and entertainers.
The biggest disappointment was the total absence of alphorn or
cowbells. Thanks, Eric
Downers Grove sends a big thank you! The quality of The Johnny
Wagner Band's performance at Heritage Festival was a big plus to the
success of our event. Festival goers who attend your show really
enjoyed themselves. We strive to secure a variety of entertainment
to satisfy our diverse crowd. Your performance certainly filled that
bill. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you in the
- Heritage Festival: Village of Downers Grove
Dear Johnny and Band,
Thank you for a job well done, we always enjoyed your music. Family
and friends think it's the best band. Let us know where you will be
playing for Oktoberfest.
Dear Johnny Wagner Band,
We couldn't be more thankful for your music which helped make our
wedding day magical. Our guests raved about your music. Thank you
for being a special part of our memories.
Dear Mr. Wagner,
Just wanted to let you know how pleased we all were with your group.
You helped to make the event "special." We are looking
forward to working with you again.
- Cuneo Museum Mercedes Car Show
Vernon Hills, IL
On Behalf of all the staff and children at Armstrong School, I wish
to thank you for such a fantastic performance. Everyone was walking
around saying what a good time they had. A few teachers even
admitted to having "tears" during Edelweiss. You made our
Oktoberfest a huge success!
- George Armstrong School of International Studie
Dear Mr. Wagner,
Awesome, outstanding, uplifting and exhilarating are some of the
adjectives used by the students and staff of this High School to
describe your performance. We all had a good time and this was
definitely the highlight of German week.
- Mineral Point School District
Mineral Point, WI
Dear Mr. Wagner,
Thank you so much for your wonderful entertainment. Our residents
just loved your program. You can be sure we will have you at Beacon
- Village of Lombard, IL
On behalf of German Fest, it's directors, it's volunteers, and of
course our guests, let me congratulate you on a tremendous job you
did in entertaining everyone. Whether it be music, dance or costume,
all added to the fantastic entertainment program at this German
Fest. Thank you for lending your outstanding talents to German Fest.
- German Fest
I just wanted to thank you for your excellent performance on Sept.
27th here at Hart Road in Barrington. My client was so very pleased
with your group. They said it was the best party they had ever had.
- Celebrate: Complete Party Planning
We would like to once again thank you and your band for helping to
make our Oktoberfest on October 30th a huge success! Everyone
enjoyed your energentic music, singing, and "Schuplattler"
dancing tremendously…you embody the true spirit of Oktoberfest!
- Chicago Research & Trading Group
The Chicago River Walk Oktoberfest finally came together and it sure
was a successful program. As you know, there were many details to
coordinate and an important client to please. I would like to extend
my thanks and gratitude for your professionalism and hard work. You
made a valuable contribution to the overall success of this project.
- JAM Productions, Ltd.
I wanted to thank you for your participation in the Allendale
Christmas Boutique! We had a very successful show, and clearly one
of the highlights was your band playing on Wednesday evening.
Everyone I spoke with thoroughly enjoyed your music. I very much
appreciate the time your band took to make our Christmas Boutique a
- Lake Forest, IL
Dear Mr. Wagner and Fellow Band Members,
Thank you so very much for helping to make our Oktoberfest
celebration an extra special one! Your assembly performances were
truly outstanding, and we appreciate the sharing of your many
talents with all of us.
- Madison Junior High SchoolNaperville, IL
Thank you very very much for your excellent performance. Your band
is to be complimented for all you did to make our Oktoberfest such a
- M&M Club
Merchandise Mart Plaza
"John Wagner and his band ignited the crowd with some of the
most exciting music heard in a long time. In addition to the polka
favorites, they played current top rock favorites and a touch of
- The Lakeland Times, Wisconsin
We enjoyed the excellent job John Wagner did of
combining cultural enrichment with audience participation. All the
students are still talking about the stimulating concert and some
are still even trying to yodel.
- Parkway East J.R.S.
Creve Coeur, MO
Just a note to tell you that I consider you an your fine group to be
the best. I have your LP's and enjoy the music very much.
- Punxsutawney, PA
"We all found the band very entertaining and delightful. It
was a great opportunity."
- Mad River Junior High
"My students and I enjoyed their performance
- Hoboken H.S., NJ
"The concert was excellent and we were glad we
didn't miss it."
- Allentown, PA
I thought the performance was excellent and my
students enjoyed it thoroughly. I certainly will try to support any
performances you have in the area in the future.
- Harborfields High School
Several months ago we had the good fortune of seeing
your wonderful band in Washington, D.C. One of the shows memorable
features was the SCHNITZELBANK.
- Columbia, MD
The John Wagner Band engendered a great deal of
enthusiasm among the students through their polished presentations,
excellent musicianship and clever audience participation. The
students responded with delightfully lively spirit by clapping,
dancing, "Schunkeln'" etc. The atmosphere was joyful and
- Oceanside St. High School
The John Wagner Band, a very versitile group,
entertaining you from Dixieland to Polka to Country music and
everything in between, also was the opening act for the Barbar
Mandrell Show at the Northenaire.
- Vilas County News, WI
Dear Mr. Wagner,
You evening of musical entertainment here at Washington Square will
be remembered for some time. It was really great! Thanks for being
so generous and giving us one of the best musicals we've ever had!
I'm having a great time listening to your record and looking forward
to another evening of your being here at Washington Square.
- Hinsdale, IL
Dear John,Wanted to take this opportunity to thank
you for the great job that your band did at our dinner dance.
Everyone commented on the good variety of music that was played and
how easy it was to dance to your music.
- Crown Enterprises
I would like to thank you very much for your inspiring concert at
Brighton High School. The performance was wonderful. We all enjoyed
your music very much and my entire family has fun listening to your
- Rochester, NY
Meg joins me in thanking you for your efforts to make the rehearsal
dinner at Camp Manito-Wish the undoubted success it was. Everyone
commented on the wonderful band that we had arranged to have at Camp
and you certainly made the party go!
On behalf of the Illinois Restaurant Association, I would like to
personally thank you for your performance at the Eighth Annual
Tourism Luncheon. Your German entertainment added to the afternoon's
World Cup festive theme. Your music was greatly appreciated by the
members of the committee who organized this event, and enjoyed and
complimented by all those who partook in the luncheon.
- Illinois Restaurant Association