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Unveiling Event: Rock, Paper, Scissors, June 17th

Join us at 1:15pm in downtown Turners Falls.
Join Turners Falls RiverCulture in celebrating the newest and most prominent public art in downtown Turners Falls, Saturday, June 17th.

Tim de Christopher is an internationally recognized artist and ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS is a much anticipated addition to downtown Turners Falls. The sculpture was selected last Spring from about 30 impressive proposals from throughout the country.

The sculpture is located at the seating area on the corners of Avenue A and Third Street. The afternoon’s activities will be set up on Third Street from the sculpture site to Canal Street. Throughout downtown shops and restaurants will be offering rock-paper-scissors specials!

10:30am
Geology Walking Tour with Steve Winters. Meet at the corner of Avenue A/ Third Street.
Amble your way back 200 million years when Turners Falls was nothing more than a huge muddy lake sitting on a cooled bed of lava! And then, there’s the story of the famous Armored Mudballs – claimed to be found nowhere else in the world but Turners Falls. Steve’s geo-tour of the village should take about 90 minutes.

1:00 pm
Free Hotdogs and Veggie Dogs!
Live Music by The Expandable Brass Band! Sidewalk Sales and downtown specials!
Geology Exhibitions by Ed Gregory and Jurassic Roadshow! Kids can make and decorate their own stone-carver hats!

2:00 pm
Formal ceremony and unveiling of ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

2:30 pm
Music by DJ Shannon
Rock Paper Scissors competition according to International Regulations.
$200 Cash Prize for the Winner and $50 for the Runner-up!
Participants must be age 8+.
$5 donation per person covers the prize money.
Dressing in costume is HIGHLY recommended. Prize for best TEAM COSTUME!
Participation is limited to 64. Please check in your team by 2:30 pm at the festival.

4:00pm
Tim de Christopher will speak about his work. Meet at the sculpture.

Photo at Eastworks Jazz Fest

As we prepared for our gig at Eastworks, a visiting jazz fan and photographer from Connecticut observed us and took photographs. Days later, after developing his film, Dan Castelli sent this delightful black and white photo. He titled it, “Music should be fun.”  Yes!  Thank you, Dan!

Photo by Dan Castelli, March 4, 2017

“Free as I Want to Be” Aug 26, Greenfield

We will play 10am Friday August 26 in Greenfield, leading a 2-block parade at the beginning of a  festival called “Free as I Want to Be.”  It will take place jointly in Energy Park and Jaume I gallery on Miles Street and will feature a wide variety of musical performances, a visual art exhibition, craft fair, magic show and dancers. The event is organized by Community Enterprises, which serves adults (22-70+) with developmental/intellectual disabilities.

Springfield Republican Coverage

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MassLive and the Springfield Republican had a great write up on us as well as this photo on the front page.
There was also a great article in the Hampshire Gazette.

Aug 4 at Rockridge

We enjoyed playing for the Annual Picnic at Rockridge Retirement Community, Northampton.

Light rain didn’t dampen spirits. People danced in the parking lot as we paraded and played. Fun!

See photos send via Twitter (right).

 

April schedule

On Sunday April 26 we’ll be playing for the Daffodil Fun Run for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County.

We’ll be rehearsing on the other Sundays in April, at our usual time: 12:30-2:30pm.

  • April 5  at the Common House, Pathways Co-Housing, 1 Mountain Laurel Place, Florence, MA.
  • April 12,  Common House, Pathways Co-Housing, 1 Mountain Laurel Place, Florence, MA.
  • April 19, at 41 Cross Path Rd, Northampton. (Deirdre is hosting this one. Now that the weather has warmed up, she says,  “We can play on the front porch and march up and down the driveway if we want to practice our parade playing skills. We will have an audience across the street of chickens and  El Pacas.”)

No more rehearsals ’til May 10, because we have gigs the next 2 weekends. See below.  Future rehearsals (May 10- ) will be at Maines Field, Florence — outdoors in good weather, or under the roof there if raining.

Rehearsals this month

We rehearse on Sundays 12:30-2:30pm. All rehearsals are open to prospective members.

The winter location is usually at the Pathways Common House (1 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence).  Please park on the right hand side of the street (as you enter) and not take up parking spaces.

March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22 are confirmed for the Common House.

For March 29, we’ll select another location.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

UPCOMING GIGS

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!