Maybole Pipe Band has been travelling to take part in the Rosenmontag Karneval for 22 years and members continue to have strong friendships with the people of Urmitz.
On the Sunday the band played in a carnival parade in a neighbouring village, Kaltenengers. The parades are a fantastic display of floats and carnival costumes with adults and children all taking part. At the end of the parade the band enjoyed the carnival ball.
On the Monday, they were booked to play in a parade in a small village, Kleinmaischeid, high up on the hills. The weather forecast for that day was very poor but the sun decided to shine on the band and it proved to be a fantastic carnival.