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The photo was indeed taken in Graz, more precisely - in the Stefaniensaal, but it shows the band of the replacement battalion (Ersatz-Sturmbann) of the SS-Standarte "Der Führer" under SS-Ustuf. Alfred Brüning, in 1940 (unlike Laubmann, Brüning was losing hair and had an egg-shaped face).
Unfortunately, I can't see the Schellenbaum nor the kettle drum banners clearly, but they look like those of Brüning's old band, of the III battalion (which, together with the II battalion's band, formed the replacement battalion's band in Sept. 1939; prior to merging with the II battalion's band in Graz, the III battalion's band was stationed in Klagenfurt).