HONK! Band of the Day: Garfield High School Bulldog Drumline!

Garfield High School Bulldog Drumline
Recognizing Seattleā€™s diverse history, Garfield educates all students as they build confidence, become active citizens and achieve academic excellence.

To accomplish this goal, Garfield commits itself to involving school personnel, community members, students, and their families as partners in an ongoing process of eduational improvement. We construct an environment of excellence and ethical growth for all. Students, faculty and staff continuously work to learn and grow.

As part of that, they have an amazingly talented drumline that might well melt your face.

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HONK! Band of the Day: Environmental Encroachment

Chicago performance art group Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses circus theatrics and an artist marching band to create unique entertainment environments. Performances can include costumes, live music, parades, acrobatics, fire spinning, spontaneous appearances and audience interaction.

EE Marching Band’s music uses North African, Latin, and traditional American rhythms, fused with electric bass and a brass section. Melodies are folkloric fusions, and creations inspired from New Orleans, Jazz and Rock.
EE encourages participation, dance, and freeing the spirit.

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"Dancing" courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/d-g-h/5323313987/">Seattlest Flickr pool member D G H</a>

NO LEMONS: JUICE returns for another sweltering evening of dance music from around the world and right here in Seattle. From the fabulous decks of KEXP/WNYE DJs Darek Mazzone and Rhythma, JUICE is a mix of grooves from around the world, perfectly calculated to send you traveling across the floor. Proceeds benefit the UNICEF Tap Project and Keep a Child in School. This time around, JUICE welcomes special guests Lalo Bello on congas and Scott Morning on horns for a live flavor that will set your senses afire. Make a difference: move your meridians.
Saturday 10:00 p.m. // Re-Bar // $10

FLAME EATING STRING: The Carter Family Marionettes present The Burning House, an opera via marionette. Created especially for The Royal Marionette Theater at Esterhaza Palace by Franz Josef Haydn, this opera features splendid live baroque music by Margriet Tindemans. Explore grand themes on a small scale, but hurry: The Burning House will stand for a limited engagement of only two-weekends at the Northwest Puppet Center before leaving nothing but ashen memories.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (Through May 8th) // Northwest Puppet Center // $28.00 – $32.00

UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENT: Here’s something we didn’t know: The convent of Las Huelgas in Northern Spain housed the rebel women of nobility who sang polyphony in a time when women were forbidden to do so. Now, Anonymous 4, a medieval a capella ensemble, performs an evening of some of those taboo pieces, augmented by early-music instrumentalists Shira Kammen on vielle, and Peter Maund on percussion. As Presented by the Early Music Guild, it feels nothing but prescient.
Saturday 8:00 p.m. // Town Hall // $40/$35 senior/$25 side sections/$15 under 25

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HONK! Band of the Day: Bucharest Drinking Team!

Bucharest Drinking Team
Bucharest Drinking Team!

The Bucharest Drinking Team isn’t just a professional comptetitive liquor disposal club. It’s also an ensemble of fine musicians, with high-proof, anise-scented dance tunes specially distilled for your Eastern Bloc party. The first-string vocal squad is backed by a traditional Romanian taraf midfield team and an impenetrable brass defense line. From its eastern-European home field, the team’s musical repertory also travels to exhibition tunes from other drinking leagues in Europe and North America.

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HONK! Band of the Day: Bolting Brassicas Marching Band

Bolting Brassicas
Bolting Brassicas from Lasaqueti, B.C.!

The Bolting Brassicas Marching Band are a diaphragm and forearm-powered aural enema packed with Balkan-klezmer-funkalicious (klez-bunk) power that’ll purge your oomp-aah demons. Most of our songs are fast, except a couple of hand-on-heart numbers that’ll have you blubbering into your vodka. Our speciality: causing audiences to sweat profusely in their formal wear.

We’re from Lasqueti Island, which is exactly like LA, except for the squeti and just about everything else. The band comprises 5% of the island’s population, which makes music its second biggest export after massage therapy.

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