What is an Oompah band?
An oompah band (pronounced um-pa) is a type of musical group that is typically associated with Bavarian and Austrian folk music. Oompah music is a form of traditional, lively, and often upbeat German or Bavarian folk music. The term "oompah" is an onomatopoeic representation of the rhythmic sound made by the bass instruments in the band. Oompah bands are often seen performing at beer festivals, Oktoberfest parties, and other traditional Bavarian events. They are also popular at weddings, parties, and other gatherings as their lively and energetic music is guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing.