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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 (check back for updates): (last updated November 26, 2022)
Please Check back for changes or update details.
Sunday, November 27, 2022
EE Holiday Jam and Art Sale

Evening  show~!
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 West Division

Donations Please.
EE plays a few sets in between 4PM - 7PM.

Microsoft Word - 2019.09.03-A.Knapp-LAI.docx
Friday, December 2, 2022
Krampusnacht Parade (in Avondale)

Krampus Parade Bar Crawl~!
starts at D-Men Tap
2849 West Belmont
Parade Starts at 7PM, come a bit early~!

Parade will move up to Revolution Brewery Pub
Listen for the parade, we should be there by 8pm...
Brewery and Tap Room: 3343 North Kedzie~!

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Krampusnacht Party (in Bridgeport)

Krampus Party~!
Mars Brewery and Tap Room
3630 South Iron Street
Check back for time and check for FB events.
NYE on hold......
Planning 2023 events.....Please check back or get in touch for booking.
Latest Recording: uploaded June, 2021:
Link to EE's "Downtown Skunk" Album
Environmental Encroachment, a Chicago funk marching band, 

adopts Enkesha the Elephant

Enkesha the Elephant, from Environmental
                          Encroachment's site
Chicago, IL - November 18 2019 – Environmental Encroachment, or EE, a funk/ punk marching band has has ADOPTED AN ELEPHANT through the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust of Nairobi Kenya. ENKESHA, an adolescent female, had her trunk almost severed in a poacher’s snare, resulting in emergency surgery. Since then, Enkesha is en route to a spectacular recovery.

Environmental Encroachment’s goals include improving humanity (and now elephants!) through music, play, and involvement. EE was hosted by Didi and Chris McDonald, of Somerville, Massachusetts, while on tour. Their kindness and love of elephants inspired a financial gift from EE, in the name of Didi McDonald, to the foundation.

EE plans to continue and foster this relationship, and has written a song, “Triumphant Elephant”, and are composing an “Adopt and Elephant” Suite of Music and Videos. EE has been PROMOTING ECO-AWARENESS and is honored to include preservation of these majestic beings. Songs will be sent to Enkesha and her guardians in hopes to eventually have a meet-up (and JAM) with EE and Enkesha and friends.

From EE to Didi: “We found this funky little lady and we couldn't pass her up. We already started writing a new song in your and her honor.”

From Didi to EE: “Enkesha is one of my favorites. She is such a fighter!”

From the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: “Thank you for playing your part in supporting our Orphans' Project, so that Enkesha can have the care, love and support needed to heal and grow, while securing a protected home in which to roam.”

Click here to download PRESS RELEASE in .pdf format

Link to Promotional 30 second VIDEO

From Windy City Smoke-out, 2019
1. YouTube Link: Song: Tootie Ma

Links to EE's MUSIC

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

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"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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