I'm doing a research thesis on Austrian Marching Bands. This is totally out of the way for normal touring. I need to get out in the country to do this. I'm thinking about spending 4-6 weeks next spring & summer visiting Tirol, Carinthia, Steirmark & Upper & Lower Austria basing my self out of Salzberg or Innsbruck. My traveling would go to various towns in different Districts to attend their Music Fests, parades etc. & get first-hand information that I require to complete the project. I'm looking for tips or advice. As an alternative, I'd like to correspond with anyone that has been there & may answer some questions I have.