Canal Creature Crawl Oct 25


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On Saturday afternoon October 25, 2014,  the Expandable Brass Band will participate in the annual Holyoke Canal Creature Crawl. We’ll play along the canal and in Holyoke Heritage State Park, starting at 4:30 pm. Come in costume and join the fun.

Parking available in the city’s large Parking Garage at Dwight & Front streets  (enter from Front St, Holyoke, MA).

HONK! Fest – October 10-12, Somerville, MA

Hey Everybody, it’s PARTY TIME!   The annual HONK! Fest in Somerville, MA, is one of the highlights of our year. This will be our 5th year at HONK!   Come to this brass band extravaganza, and hear us and over 25 other bands.

  • Friday afternoon Oct 10.  HONK in the Neighborhoods.  Our band will be jamming and rehearsing with youth in East Boston, and then joining them in a short parade from Zumix, 260 Summer St, East Boston.
  • LANTERN PARADE 7:30pm Friday Oct 10, starting from Hodgkins-Curtin Park on Holland Street , Somerville. We’ll be jamming with the Leftist Marching Band and Red Flame Hunters as we march along.
  • Saturday Oct 11. HONK! opening ceremony at 12:30. Then a series of band performances 1pm-9pm in numerous parks and street corners near Davis Square, Somerville.  We are scheduled to play at 3pm and 7pm. See full Sat schedule for locations.
  • Sunday Oct 12, 12-2. The big PARADE from Davis Square along Mass Avenue to Harvard Square.  See route map and photos.
  • Sunday Oct 12. Harvard Square Oktoberfest. Each band will have a brief set on the main stage of the Harvard Square Oktoberfest (we’re 18th on the list, estimating that we’ll play at about 4:15pm) AND the bands will also be playing all around Harvard Square that afternoon. We expect to play at 3:15pm by Charlie’s Kitchen. See Sunday Oktoberfest schedule.


Group Photo at 3-County Fair

It’s hard to capture this Expandable and E-X-P-A-N-D-I-N-G Brass Band all in one photo. Here’s one of the best group photos taken in a while. We were playing at the Tri-County Fair in Northampton on Sunday August 31, 2014. EBB_Marie_2014Fair

Our thanks to Marie Paige, our faithful “band mother,” for this photo.



Bread Festival at Hungry Ghost Bakery

Come join the fun at the annual “Wonder Not!” Bread Festival at the Hungry Ghost Bakery, 62 State Street, Northampton, MA.  Sunday September 21, 2014. We parade through downtown Northampton with a fantastic variety of puppets and other celebrants.


Northampton Jazz Festival

We’ll be playing on Saturday September 6 at the Northampton Jazz Festival.  We are part of the “Downtown Party” and will be playing at various locations.

At 10:30 am in Pulaski Park we’ll start a short parade (down Main St. to Pleasant St., right onto Armory St. and into the parking lot) to open the festival by 11:00 am.  Then we’ll play two sets in front of sponsors stores between 11 and noon or 12:30.

At 6:00pm we’ll return for two more sets in sponsors. We’ll also play a 10-minute set in front of the main stage at 7 pm before the final act.

Black Birch Winery, Southampton, July 26th 1pm

“Swinging on the Vine” at Black Birch Vineyard.  EBB is the first of 6 performing groups on the afternoon’s schedule.




We will be playing at the Black Birch winery in South Hampton on Saturday July 26th 2014.
HONK. We will be at HONK again this year in Sommerville, Cambridge and Harvard Square on October 10th-12th 2014. Come hear excellent brass band music!

Art’s Alive in The Hilltowns Worthington, MA July 12th, 2014 show time 1:00

2014 Pride Parade, Northampton, MA

On Saturday May 3, 2014, we enjoyed playing before, during, and after the Pride Parade.  A wonderful event!

Daffodil Fun Run

Daffodil Fun Run
Start Time: Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Walkers start at 11:00, That is 30 minutes before runners!