On Friday evening the Festival starts with "Welcoming the Nations". The orchestras of the Bad Orb community have taken seat on the stage welcoming each one of the participaiting orchestras with their anthem. The presenter leads trough the program, telling about anecdotes from passed Festivals, about news and gives informations about the participating orchestras. Thereon the orchestras are presenting on their own by musical performance infront of an enthusiastic audience and the festivals participants. Partying togehter, you will meet old friends and tie new friendships.