In Schröcken, a village of just 220, 35 of the inhabitants play in the local music club. That’s 15% for those of you without a calculator at hand! And although there is a bandmaster, he is actually assisted by three musicians from the club who also take turns conducting. Of course, they also ski. Warth-Schröcken and Damüls-Faschina are their favourites.
The deep tones of brass instruments emanate from the open windows of the clubhouse. Thirty-two-year-old Natalie Feuerstein moves her hands gracefully at the conductor’s stand. As the last note fades away, the energy in the room drops to a normal level once more. Smiling, she hands the baton to her sister Sonja Feuerstein-Oss, 49, who carefully puts her tenor horn to one side. At the same time, Natalie takes up her flute, ready to follow the conducting of her big sister. Afterwards, Angela Schwarzmann, 44, sets down her saxophone and takes her turn leading the band as well. In addition to holding managerial functions in the tourist and ski resorts of Warth, Schröcken and Damüls, Natalie, Sonja and Angela share baton responsibilities as the future bandmasters of Schröcken.