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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 June 15, 2018)

Saturday, June 30
Soirée Off Broadway

"Once again, our annual summer party is upon us! This year we will be having a bounce house for the little ones, photo booth, and mechanical bulldog to ride! Geena Doherty's "Dessert First" will be providing the eats and WarPigs Brewing USA will be pouring beer outside. We're excited to host the addition of bands and entertainment this year; schedule coming soon. "

Tickets are $15 CASH ONLY and children under 10 get in free.

Entertainment by:
These Old Men They Play Records
Spoken Nerd
Environmental Encroachment
Mark The Knife
Weird Bananas
The Resonators
DeYoung & Jones


Rock Island Public House
13328 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406

July 2-17, 2018
Members of EE will be on Washington State Tour
"You promised us Yetis"

Working Schedule:
Tuesday, July 3 - Lake Union, Seattle, WA
-EE will be on a barge!

Wednesday July 4: Everett Washington
Everett's Fourth of July Parade

Thursday, July 5: Travel day

Friday, July 6: Spokane WA

The 1st Spoke n' Honk Parade & Festival (SPONK!)
Event LINK:

Saturday, July 7: SPONK Parade, Spokane, WA

Sunday, July 8: Loon Lake, WA
Shore Acres Resort Boat Dock
1pm, Free and open to the public

Monday, July 9: EE Deep In the Woods
Tuesday, July 10:

Wednesday, July 11: Chelan, WA
EE with bands TBA
Stormy Mountain Brewery, Chelan WA
133 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

Thursday, July 12: Travel Day

Friday, July 13: Tacoma, WA
EE and special band TBA
The Swiss, Tacoma WA
1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Saturday, July 14:
Big Party in LakeBay, WA

Sunday, July 15: Olympia, WA
EE with Artesian Rumble Arkestra
Rhythm and Rye, Olympia WA
311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501
7 PM Doors open .Music 7:30 to 10:30
$5-25 Suggested Donation

Updates and Info available on www.encroach.net

Sunday, July 23
Chicago's Humana Rock and Roll Half Marathon

Early, early in the morning.
Info and bands TBA.

Saturday, July 28
Bughouse Square Debates

A Chicago Legend~!

Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street, Chicago

11 AM
All-ages and Open to the Public

Event Link coming soon.

Saturday, August 4th
Chicago Brass Band Showcase

Inspired by HONK and other Brass festivals, A new event featuring some of Chicago's Finest and Funkiest Brass Bands.

Bands and Schedule:
3-4pm: Warm-ups with Tubaerobics
4-5pm: Wild Rumpus Jazz Band
5-6pm: Rum Velvet
6-7pm: Guerilla Dix
7-8pm: Environmental Encroachment
8-9pm: Heisenberg Uncertainty Players
9-10pm: High Hat Second Line
10-11pm: Four Star Brass Band
11-12am: Brass Jam led by EE

Reggies Music Joint
2105 South State Street, Chicago

Advance Tix and Door Tix from 3pm-8pm - $5
then, 8pm-1am will be $10
21 and over

Saturday, August 18th
on hold (BD45)


Saturday, August 25th
on hold (WW)


Thursday October 4 - Sunday October 7
HONK! Festival XII (the original Honk Fest)

EE returns to Somerville, MA.


Monday, October 8th
On HOLD FOR : PRONK Festival

Providence RI

Link to A Tribute Page for Sache Laurel Garret from EE

VIDEO from PARIS, October, 2017

Two Professional Videos from our Tour d'EE France, 2017.
1. YouTube Link: Song: TADERRA (Paris)

2. YouTube Link: Song: QUEER CAT (Paris)

*3.YouTube Link: Our Skit from the Competition (Marseille)


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.


"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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