Brandenburger Schuetzenverein

The meeting on Oct 20, 2021 will NOT be in uniform as the schedule says.

Kamila Ott, shooting for BSV Club Championship, Sept 29, 2021.

Our longtime member and good friend, Kamila Ott, is moving to Chatanooga, Tennessee in the middle of October. We are having a farewell party for her on Wednesday, Oct 13. Contact John, Jason or Tom for further details.

Kamila, wir wunschen Ihnen viel Glück und Gut Schuß.

Looking good Dave!
Von Stueben Parade 2021

The Brandenburger Tör made it down Lincoln Ave for another year. Thanks for all the hard work done to make it a success.


It was a fantastic time in Peoria! Thanks to our hosts and everyone who attended. Congrats to Stephen Waguespak and Jon Casillas for their great performance!

PEORIA 2021!!!!!!!

Aufenhalt: BayernStube

A Reminder-Saint Sebastian Competition. This years competition will be held over the next three weeks, beginning Wednesday, 26 May 2021. You need attend only two of those three weeks, but scores from two separate weeks are required. Come on out and see if you can grab bragging rights.

The loss of public parking to development will adversely hurt local businesses in Lincoln Square and beyond who rely on vehicular traffic for many of their customers. Also at risk are the local heritage and regional draw represented by the German Day Festival, Applefest, Mayfest, the local Farmer’s Market, the DANK Haus German Cultural Center, the Brandenburger Schützenverein, the Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Davis Theater.

2021 Coronation Roast

at the NiedersachsenVerein, 4548 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois

May 23, 2021, Doors Open at Noon

Live Music, Good Food and Good Times!!!!!

The traditional calendar is posted on the membership page. Hard copies will be given out at all meetings in December.

We meet every Wednesday, except for holidays.

Members sign into the membership page for up to date notifications.


March 24, 2021: The BSV hosted our annual Range Clean-up day. Looking GOOD!!!!

Notice: we are having our first “post covid” meeting on April 7, 2021 at 2000 hours. Items to be discussed are the 2021 schedule, the upcoming competitions and the budget. See you there.

Everyone, keep Christa Frentz in your thoughts and prayers. She just had back surgery and is currently in the hospital. She is not accepting visitors at this time.

February 3, 2021. What a Wednesday night!!!! Thank you all for coming out for our meeting, it was great to see you all. Thanks for all those who worked to make it a successful evening.

The club also would like to extend a special thanks to Horst Siegel for coming by the club. It was nice to see a pivotal member of the Lincoln Square German Community come to have a drink with us. Thanks Mr. Siegel. You are always welcome!!!!

Mr. Siegel- Wir sind nicht Arschleckers, Wir sind Arschkickers!

January 2021: It’s on!!!!! Come on out.

BSV is meeting again on Wednesday nights. Per COVID restrictions, indoor recreation activities are limited to 25 members. Also we have hand sanitizer and wipes to keep it safe. Look forward to seeing you Wednesday!!

Happy New Year! Lets say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021. We hope to see you all soon

Frohliche Weihnachten 2020 und ein gluckliches neues Jahr!!

Wir vermissen ihnen und denken an ihnen wahrend Weihnachtzeit!

LAST MINUTE NOTICE: We got word from the MAYOR, No Turkey Shoot tonight! Happy Thanksgiving!! See you soon!

Happy 2020 Thanksgiving! Frohe Erntedankfest!

We hope all of our members and their families have a happy thanksgiving holiday. We will be having our annual Turkey Shoot tomorrow. If you are feeling healthy and are interested in possibly winning a bottle of wine or booze, come join us. We will be following the club’s COVID protocols to maintain everyone’s safety.

If we don’t see you tomorrow, enjoy that Turkey Leg! PROST!!!!!

October 27, 2020, From our Schiesswart:

I know that we are under tougher Covid rules at this time.  Perhaps we can have a small gathering (less than 10 people) tomorrow night to bring the air guns and flag back to our BSV cabinets, test social distancing, and depart about 9 pm.

Please print the rules and regulations sent to your email prior to returning to the Dank and bring a signed copy with you.  I will also print hard copies to bring to the DANK.

October 17, 2020, the club sent an elite squad to the St. Louis Schuetzenverein to participate in their annual HubertusFeier. Thanks to the St. Louis Schuetzenverein for hosting a wonderful event. Congrats on finding a new interim home for your club. It looks great. It was also nice to see the members of the other clubs that were in attendance.

Jon Casillas of the BSV brought home a gold medal in the 10m pistol. Congrats, great shooting Jon. The rest of the squad brought home memories of the good times.

On October 16, 2020, a few of the BSV members went to the Bayernstube in Gibson City, Illinois. The restaurant had delicious german food and were wonderful hosts. (Thanks to the owners, Pete and Jeanne, and our waitress, Sandy.) The BSV would like to thank them again for the outstanding meal. Ganz Lecker!!!!!

There was talk in St. Louis of BSV and PSV members meeting there next year on the way down to St. Louis. Please check them out if you are in the area, you won’t be disappointed. Here is a link to their restaurant.

October 7, 2020, The Brandenburger Schuetzenverein Chicago congratulates soon to be parents, Joshua and Maxi, as well as soon to be grandparents, Brad and Anne, on the upcoming addition to their family. We raise a glass to you.

October 2, 2020, In support of the DANKhaus, the Brandenburger Schuetzenverein Chicago donated money for a bar stool in what is now known as the Brauhaus Room (formerly the Brandenburger Room). The refurbished bar area looks great. Take a look at our blog page for a look.

September 2,  2020, Brandenburger Schuetzenverein Chicago sends it deepest condolences to the Frentz Family.  Karl was a friend, a member of the verein’s first Vorstand and one of the verein’s longest serving members.  He will be missed.

Karl Frentz

August 10, 1929 to September 2, 2020

June 27, 2020:

PSV Competition:  We sent a crack shot team to the Peoria Schutzenverein’s annual competition and … had a great time!! Thank you to the Peoria Schutzenverein and Ross Baer (pictured with his wife Debbie on the right) for hosting such a wonderful event.    It was great to see you and some of the members from St. Louis Schutzenverein.

Congratulations to Jon Casillas, who took the gold medal!  Gut Gemacht, Schutzenbruder! A BIG thank you to Melissa Fuller for photographing the festivities for our club. Here are some of the photographs, more are posted on the membership only page.

April 13, 2020:

Hi all,
During this period when we aren’t gathering and enjoying our friendships and our shooting, we would like for anyone who can to join on zoom for our social distancing version of our weekly time together. Here is an invite for you to use every wednesday for the foreseeable future. Click on the link below “Join Zoom Meeting”. If you have trouble please try to text or call me. Looking forward to seeing you all. If you noticed that I missed someone please forward this to them and let me know so I can update my list.

March 21, 2020: Attention all members, as you all know the city of Chicago is on a lockdown.   We are a brotherhood and as such, if you need anything, please call one of our younger members.  The telephone list and addresses of our membership are hyperlinked on our “current roll” page.

March 17, 2020,  from our President, Tom Trucco,

After much thought and a conversation with Monica at Dank I am recommending that all upcoming meetings and shoots be suspended until further notice.

March 11, 2020,  For the safety of our guests, members and friends, we have postponed our coronation ball until further notice. Thanks for your understanding.

January 22, 2020, The King and Queen Competition was great fun. Congratulations to the winners.


We hope everyone has a great 2020! Gut Schuß!

November 5, 2019, BSV Members participate  in the DANKhaus Celebration of 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

October 6, 2019, BSV Members carried the flag down the Aisle of St. Benedict’s Church.  Thanks for the members who represented us in the important event.

September 7, 2019, Von Steuben Parade. What a great time! Members and non-members alike,  thanks for coming by.  We had fun before, during and after. We have some photographs on our membership only page, check them out. Let’s discuss which ones we want on our front page. Here is one from the post-parade party. It is a great one to start with.  IMG_1152

On August 11th, The Brandenburger Schuetzenverein had our annual picnic. We celebrated one of our founding member’s 90th Birthday.  Happy Birthday Karl Frentz! It was great to see everyone who made it. Here is Karl with the band Alpine Thunder.


On July 5, 2019, members of the club presented a plaque to Joseph Bradtke, owner of Schumacher Imports and Bradtke Moving,  for his continued support of our club.

Thank you, Mr. Bradtke.

Bradtke Presentation

Congratulations to the New 2019 King and Queen.


The 2018 Von Steuben Day- Parade in Chicago.  Prost!


Membership meets at 7 pm, every Wednesday, on the Second Floor of the D.A.N.K. Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625.  Please contact us at 773-251-3174, if you are interested in attending.