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.
Events (check back for updates):
(last updated September 16, 2022)
Please Check back for changes or update
October 1, 2022
Masquerade and Benefit Gala
with Criú de Sheela at Beverly
Arts Center, 2407 West 11th St.
from Criu de Sheela:
"Our big annual event is our masquerade ball and
benefit gala for a scholarship for our local
high school (Morgan Park High School). The
scholarship is for a student that wants to study
the arts or social sciences in college."
Live Music and DJ's
Costumes and BOLD HEADWEAR Encouraged
Please search online for more event details:
Tickets available at
Microsoft Word -
EE outdoors for
1800 West Division
EE plays from 1.30PM - 4PM.
|Saturday, October 22, 2022
Weird-a-Thon Marathon Music
In Blue Island~!
More info soon
13357 Old Western Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
1800 West Division
EE plays a few sets in between 8PM - 12PM.
more 2022 events.....Please check back
Recording: uploaded June, 2021:
Link to EE's "Downtown Skunk" Album
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Environmental Encroachment, a Chicago funk
adopts Enkesha the Elephant
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
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
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
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.”
here to download PRESS RELEASE in .pdf
to Promotional 30 second VIDEO
From Windy City Smoke-out, 2019
1. YouTube Link: Song:
Links to EE's MUSIC
Link to Downloads thru
Link to physical disc
purchases thru CDBaby
99 cents a song.
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veterans of street action and indomitable
spirits" Mark Messing
"You make me want to dance
with my six year-old." Alex
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