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Chicago Brass Band - Environmental Encroachment
Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses a mobile brass band, costumes, performance art and theatrics to create unique entertainment environments for any event.

Upcoming Events (check back for updates): (updated March 7, 2022)
Please Check EE's Facebook page for more details.
Sunday, March 11, 2022
Southside Irish Parade

Location: 103rd and Western
EE will be set up on 103rd and Oakley (Group #90)
Noon Start
Friday, March 18, 2022
Party for Bikes-n-Roses Bike Shop

Location: 4600 West Palmer

Fundraiser Party
with Rat Patrol

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Outdoor March in Pilsen
with TV Dance Party Show 'Chic-a-go-go'

Location: 1359 West 18th st.
1pm Party - March at 2pm
Please sign up if you can at Chic-a-go-go's web site.

Planning more 2022 events.....check back
Latest Recording: uploaded June, 2021:
Link to EE's "Downtown Skunk" Album
Environmental Encroachment, a Chicago funk marching band, 

adopts Enkesha the Elephant

Enkesha the Elephant, from Environmental
                          Encroachment's site
Chicago, IL - November 18 2019 – Environmental Encroachment, or EE, a funk/ punk marching band has has ADOPTED AN ELEPHANT through the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust of Nairobi Kenya. ENKESHA, an adolescent female, had her trunk almost severed in a poacher’s snare, resulting in emergency surgery. Since then, Enkesha is en route to a spectacular recovery.

Environmental Encroachment’s goals include improving humanity (and now elephants!) through music, play, and involvement. EE was hosted by Didi and Chris McDonald, of Somerville, Massachusetts, while on tour. Their kindness and love of elephants inspired a financial gift from EE, in the name of Didi McDonald, to the foundation.

EE plans to continue and foster this relationship, and has written a song, “Triumphant Elephant”, and are composing an “Adopt and Elephant” Suite of Music and Videos. EE has been PROMOTING ECO-AWARENESS and is honored to include preservation of these majestic beings. Songs will be sent to Enkesha and her guardians in hopes to eventually have a meet-up (and JAM) with EE and Enkesha and friends.

From EE to Didi: “We found this funky little lady and we couldn't pass her up. We already started writing a new song in your and her honor.”

From Didi to EE: “Enkesha is one of my favorites. She is such a fighter!”

From the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: “Thank you for playing your part in supporting our Orphans' Project, so that Enkesha can have the care, love and support needed to heal and grow, while securing a protected home in which to roam.”

Click here to download PRESS RELEASE in .pdf format

Link to Promotional 30 second VIDEO

From Windy City Smoke-out, 2019
1. YouTube Link: Song: Tootie Ma

Links to EE's MUSIC

Link to Downloads thru Band Camp
Link to physical disc purchases thru CDBaby

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"Ya'll are Funky!" Bootsy Collins
"I know they have a great version of Amazing Grace" Joan Baez
"EE, veterans of street action and indomitable spirits" Mark Messing
"You make me want to dance with my six year-old." Alex
"Inimitable." Hungry March Band
"EE has a storied NYC underground history
" geminiandscorpio.com


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