Our Background

The Steubenville Tootlers is an OktoberFest style German band. All music is played in the traditional Oom-pah style. Although The Tootlers are new to the social media scene, the band can trace its roots to the mid-80’s. Formed originally as Das Band by Steve Wentsky, the band changed ownership in the mid-90’s and was renamed in 2002. We have played locally in the Greenville, SC area and regionally throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

To add to the festive, authentic feel, the band dresses in genuine Tyrolean lederhösen. Sing along with some of the classics: In Himmel Es Gibt Kein Bier, In Müchen Stadt Ein Hofbräuhaus, Du, Du Liest Mir Im Herzen, and Ein Prosit! And dance to the haunting (?) strains of the Chicken Dance!

The group is available all year. Keep in mind though, if you are booking for Oktoberfest, this includes the period from September 1 through October 31, bookings are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please call for pricing. We do have a lot of repeat customers who have standing reservations every year, but we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

We look forward to working with you to make your Oktoberfest celebration a great success!

Our current personnel include Jim Anthony, Clarinet and Tenor Sax, John Entzi, Trumpet, Flugelhorn and vocals, Rick Neiman, Tuba and vocals, John Moody, Keys, and Justin Watt, drums.