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The name of Jaromir Vejvoda (1902-1988) and his composition "Škoda lásky" (Beer Barrel Polka) is the success history of the Bohemian brass-band music. Besides this world success, the most played Folk music song of the 20th century; Jaromir Vejvoda has composed another 79 songs (polkas, waltzes, marches and tangos).

The musical inherits of the composer is managed after his death by his three sons. The youngest son, Josef Vejvoda, continues the musical tradition of the Vejvoda Family as composer, arranger and musician and as conductor of the Vejvoda Band and the Salon-Orchestra Josef Vejvoda. He already has played as a child in the band of his father and leads these workshops in English or German.

These workshops arrange the original interpretation of the composer on the basis of the original arrangements in 4 lessons ŕ 1.5 hours.

During the lessons, attractive sightseeing in Prague will be offered for the companions in the group. A concert is the final highlight of the workshop; Josef Vejvoda will conduct the compositions of his father and after this the band presents a musical program from its region.

Dates of these workshops (from Thursday till Sunday) can be chosen individually. The detailed description contains and includes accommodation and meals. Within a few days you will get the confirmation for a spectacular way to learn the success of the Bohemian brass music.


Workshops Vejvoda Prague | Czech Republic

Dates personalized

For brass bands | Organized since 2000
europe praha
  • Itinerary:

    Each music group will get an individual itinerary - here you see an example:


    Day 1: Arrival in Prague

    Day 2: For musicians: Two lessons with about 2h with Josef Vejvoda followed by the delivery of a Vejvoda-certificate. In between guided tour in Prague. For companions: Guided tours in Prague: Old Town and Prague Castle (Hradschin).

    Day 3: Free for shopping or additional guided tours, e.g. New Town or Lesser Town below the Prague castle. In the afternoon drive to the spa of Podebrady in central Bohemia and the seat of the 1st Bohemian King Jiri. Concert in the spa center.

    Day 4: Departure


  • Way there:
    By private coach:
    The coach must be available for all necessary transfers at the event.
    By train or intercity coach:
    Possible, because all transfers in Prague can be done by public transport.
    By plane:
    The next airport is Prague (PRG). Local transport for all transfers can be arranged by music&friends or by public transport. At the page “€ťservice” you can find some remarks regarding flight bookings and some links to airlines; please note that they might change flight destinations during the year.
    Rental of a basic drum set, music stands and chairs possible.Costs on request.

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