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.
Research on Covid-19 and
Brass Instrument Aerosols
-link to a new study
from University of So. Denmark
concludes that instruments are
barely above background levels
Very Positive news for Brass and Woodwind
Please Click below to read and download the
entitled: "Measurement of aerosol from brass and
(playing 5 minutes in distances from 0.5 to 4
SPOILER: (good stuff)
"Conclusion (from original .pdf)
The emission of aerosol measured from brass and
wood wind instruments was very low, and almost
at the same level as background concentrations.
Other experiments have shown very little airflow
and very small aerosol concentrations at short
distances from brass and woodwind instruments.
Based on the actual measurements and the other
studies mentioned 1 meter distance playing brass
and woodwind instruments seems to be safe with
respect to the risk of spreading aerosol from
the instruments. This assumes that musician blow
towards the back of fellow musicians."
Events (mostly in flux):
EE ... Another outdoor
performance for 2020....,.,
Phyllis' Musical Inn Beer
Garden, (Heated Tents)
Musical Inn Beer Garden - 1800 West Division,
Krampus Parade Info coming soon..........
OUT this year's answer to HONK Festival in
HONK UNITED~! October, 2020
Watch videos from street bands all over the
uploaded September, 2020:
Link to EE's Song "Downtown Skunk" performed at
the Chicago Roller Derby's Ivy King Cup in
An older Link to EE's NPR Tiny Desk:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Environmental Encroachment, a Chicago funk
adopts Enkesha the Elephant
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
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
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
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.”
here to download PRESS RELEASE in .pdf
to Promotional 30 second VIDEO
From Windy City Smoke-out, 2019
1. YouTube Link: Song:
Links to EE's MUSIC
Link to Downloads thru
Link to physical disc
purchases thru CDBaby
99 cents a song.
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veterans of street action and indomitable
spirits" Mark Messing
"You make me want to dance
with my six year-old." Alex
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