On Friday evening the Festival begins with “Welcoming the Nations”. The orchestras of the Bad Orb community will be seated on the stage welcoming each one of the participating orchestras with their National Anthem. The Presenter leads through the programme telling about anecdotes from past Festivals, about news and gives some information about the participating orchestras. The orchestras will then present their own musical performance in front of an enthusiastic audience and festival participants. Partying together you will meet old friends and begin new friendships.