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Chicago Brass Band - Environmental Encroachment
Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses a mobile brass band, costumes, performance art and theatrics to create unique entertainment environments for any event.

Upcoming Events: (updated March 19, 2017)

Friday, April 14, 2017
Bunny Hops and Carrot Crawl

Environmental Encroachment will be marching in costume, with entourage to a few neighborhood (Wicker Park) Pubs. EE will start and finish at Phylis Muiscal Inn,
1800 West Division.

Stops and Schedule will be announced. If you intend to march with us, a donation is encrouaged to help fund some EE operating expenses.

More info To Be Announced Soon.

March 30-April 2, 2017

An annual trek to HONK Texas in the wonderfully musical city of Austin.
Official HONK Web Site: www.honktx.org

also visit
The Official HONK Texas 2017 Event Page:

Thursday, March 30
Brass Band Blitz V: HONK TEXAS VI

Opening Night for the Travelling Bands

9 PM - 1 AM
The Sidewinder
715 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701
Bands include:
EE from Chicago
** ******** from B***** (special surprise international guests)
Secondhand Street Band from New Orleans

The Sidewinder plays host to the 5th annual benefit for traveling bands. Come out for a night of glorious, raucous groovy good times. Proceeds benefit the traveling bands of HONK!TX.

3 bands turn inside stage at The Sidewinder into a beats-and-brass battleground. $5 at the door - be there for an intimate welcome to our HONK!TX bands and help kick off our 7th Annual Festival!

Facebook Event Link:

HONK TEXAS VI continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday, March 31, 2017
A Night on South Congress
Jo's Coffee and other venues TBA
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
A Day in Adams Park
Adams/Hemphill Parks, near 29th and Fruth Street / Spiderhouse Cafe / Wheatsville Co-op
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
East Austin Parade and Band Revue
Pan-Am Park, Chicon and 3rd Street
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Official HONK Texas 2017 Event Page:

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Carnivale Delerium

A fun night of music, electro-swing, burlesque, dance, and performance.

More TBA

2105 South State
Chicago, IL

June 1-4
HONK West Festival - 10th Anniversary
EE's 10th trip to Seattle, and an epic tour to follow.

June 5-12
West Coast Tour
*Seattle, WA | June 1-4
*Arcata, CA | TBA
*Eugene, OR | TBA
*Portland, OR | TBA
*City To Be Announced, maybe Bend, OR?

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Private Daytime Event

September 29 - October 1, 2017
The "11e Concours International de Fanfare" (11th International Brass Band Contest)
EE's first trip to Europe: Marseille and Paris and TBA

This festival is being 'curated' by last year's festival winners, Le Pompier Pony Club, from Marseille.

Tour will include Paris and other shows? TBA
France mini-Tour
*Marseille | September 29 - October 1
*Paris | TBA

Link to A Tribute Page for Sache Laurel Garret from EE


Link to Downloads thru Band Camp
Link to physical disc purchases thru CDBaby

NEW - Four Original EE Songs on our EP.
Check it out on bandcamp. 99 cents a song.
Support Don Rupert.


'Recording of Bunny XII' by Blake B. + Alyce H (YouTube)
A fun video! from our sessions at Wall to Wall Recording.

"Ya'll are Funky!" Bootsy Collins
"I know they have a great version of Amazing Grace" Joan Baez
"EE, veterans of street action and indomitable spirits" Mark Messing
"You make me want to dance with my six year-old." Alex
"Inimitable." Hungry March Band
"EE has a storied NYC underground history
" geminiandscorpio.com


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