Florence Rag Shag Parade

We will be participating in the Florence Rag Shag Parade on Tuesday, October 31st. Parade starts at 5:30pm.

14th Annual Hot Chocolate Run, December 3rd

A 5k Run and 3k Walk through downtown Northampton to promote freedom from violence in Hampshire County, Sunday, December 3, 2017. We play from 9:30-11:30am.

Rehearsal, October 22nd

October 22nd from 12:30-2:30 we will be rehearsing at Maines Field.

Rehearsals are open to the public and potential band members.

Honkfest Boston October 7th-8th

An awesome annual 3-day free festival bringing brass bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville for a celebration of music, community and activism. Organized entirely by volunteers and now in its 12th year, the festival kicks off on Friday night with a lantern parade in Davis Square neighborhoods and a band showcase. On Saturday more than 25 bands take over Davis Square for a giant music and dance party. On Sunday, local community groups, artists, and activists working for a variety of progressive causes — economic justice, protecting the environment, world peace, an end to racism — join the brass bands to make a spectacular parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square along Mass Avenue. Other HONK! Fest activities include a Day of Action, when bands convene to play on behalf of a cause, and roundtable discussions for participating musicians and organizers of other HONK! festivals around the country to gather and share experiences. HONK! in Somerville has inspired festivals near – Providence, Brooklyn, Seattle, Austin, Detroit, and far – Australia and Brazil.

Bread Festival, Northampton, Sept 17

The Expandable Brass Band will play for the annual “Bread Festival” hosted by the Hungry Ghost Bakery, 62 State Street, Northampton, MA.  The festival runs 11am to 5pm on Sunday September 17. We’ll start playing about 11:45am, and then lead a short parade through the streets of Northampton.  Don’t miss this fun!

Free as I Want to Be, Friday, July 28

Join us for “Free As I Want to Be,” a music and art event with a focus on the artistic output of people with disabilities. We will play at 10am.

Northampton Summer Stroll, July 22nd

Bring your friends and family downtown for a free summer festival, with live music, food, entertainment, and more! 6pm-9pm on July 22 along Main Street, Downtown Northampton. We will be kicking off the event at 6pm and also playing on the upper Main Street stage at 7pm.

Rehearsal, July 16th at Pulaski Park, Northampton

July 16th from 12:30-2:30 we will be rehearsing at Pulaski Park in Northampton, MA. Rehearsals are open to the public and potential band members.

Interdependence Day July 1st

THE WORLD WE LOVE is in our hands.

July 1, 2017 • NORTHAMPTON


puppets & regalia supplied, or BYO
• • •
to Memorial Hall lawn next to Pulaski Park
from the NORTH (Hungry Ghost Front lawn)
from the EAST (County Court House Lawn) Air – Birds & Bees

from the SOUTH (Behind Thorne’s) FIRE – HUMANS
wear RED / BLACK

from the WEST (Forbes Library Lawn) WATER – Water Creatures
wear BLUE

… and spread the word about

Eric Carle Book Festival, June 25th

12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It!

June 25, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

10:30 am
Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard)

11:00 am
Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Auditorium)

11:30 am
Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall)

12:30 pm
Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday!

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium)

2:00 pm
Storytime (Reading Library)