In the beginning of the second part of Satan in Goray, Rechele is followed to the mikveh (bathhouse) by a band when she visits for the first time before her wedding:
Chinkele the Pious daily for hours on end instructed Rechele in morality, stroked her head, and kissed her with cold lips, as though Rechele were her own daughter. The previous evening, Rechele had been taken to the bathhouse for the first time. As they always did at a virgin's first visit, the bandsmen followed her, playing a merry dance tune. A number of women accompanied Rechele, forming a circle around her that she might not be contaminated by encountering a dog or a pig on the way.
Satan in Goray, part 2, chapter 1: "The Wedding" (translated by Jacob Sloan)
This is not a tradition I'm familiar with. Why, then, is she followed by the band, and why is this something they "always go"? Does this have anything to do with the slowly degenerating traditions of Goray throughout the book?