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Band of the Day: Hubbub Club

Graton, CA’s Hubbub Club is an ensemble of 20+ musicians and dancers who make music together in a funky, fun fashion to promote, uplift, and support our local communities. We play a wide range of music, drawing on the traditions of brass bands, street bands, and popular music from around the world. You can see us at a variety of community events, including benefits concerts, rallies, protests, and gigs at local venues. Our diverse, mixed-level, multi-generational group is committed to a non-hierarchical, democratic process. We believe that music is a powerful tool for social change, and we strive to help heal the earth and her people in all aspects of our work.

Band of the Day: Garfield High School Bulldog Drumline

Recognizing Seattle’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.

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.

Band of the Day: Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band |

Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts.

Somerville, MA’s Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other.