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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: (updated August 4, 2017)

Friday, August 18, 2017
EE France Preparation Event

Contact: Mike Smith (312) 823-4749


CHICAGO, IL – Environmental Encroachment (EE), Chicago's "battle-scarred psycho-rock marching band" according to the Chicago Reader, will be holding a fundraiser starring YouTube luminary Sage Tenfelde on Friday August 18, at 1359 W. 16th St. (cor. Loomis & 16th). The fundraiser centers around a dance contest open to the public; a France-related costume theme for participants is strongly recommended. Antics include the preview of the skit to be performed by EE in France, among other surprises. Live music by EE.

SUGGESTED DONATION: Starting at $5—no one turned away for lack of funds. Next-tier donations qualify for credited patron status.

WHEN: Friday August 18, 2017, 7 PM.

WHERE: 1359 W. 16th St., Chicago, IL. (CTA: #16 Ashland to 16th; #18 18th to Loomis

GOAL: The band needs to raise at least $700--EE plans to do an epic recording session in Paris, both audio and video, in an iconic site to be named later. The session will be inspired by the International Jazz Parade which took place in Paris in 1949 and included Sidney Bechet, Tad Dameron and Charlie Parker. We will include all patrons who contribute any next-tier donations in the liner notes and be special guests to a special preview video event.

ABOUT THE TOUR: Kicking off the tour beginning September 28, EE will be the sole representative from the United States in the largest independent street brass competition and festival in Europe, the Concours International de la Fanfare. (EE will appear as a non-competing exhibition act.) Shows are scheduled with local brass bands in Lyon and Paris, a Sister City of Chicago.

ABOUT SAGE TENFELDE: http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/9-year-old-internet-sensation-sage-tenfelde-shows-off-viral-dance-movies/2137073/



Saturday, August 19, 2017
Burlesque March
Fifolet and Phyllis' Musical Inn

Fifolet Cajun
1942 West Divison Street

Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 West Division Street
Live music from EE : DANCERS~@!~

Link for more info: http://fifoletcajun.com

Sunday, August 20, 2017
EE at Glenwood Arts Festival

EE is closing out this great, Rogers Park Festival. We love this audience, stage, and neighborhood.
More TBA

Saturday, August 26, 2017
March of the Fish Procession

Chicago Riverwalk is a performance parade that strolls down Chicago's new shops and walk-way on the Chicago River, downtown.
March at Noon. All Ages. Free
More TBA.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Private Daytime Event

EE Tour to France | September 29 - October 9, 2017

September 29 - October 1, 2017
The "11e Concours International de Fanfare" (11th International Brass Band Contest)
Marseille, France

The International Brass Band Contest Festival - Marseille
15 Bands from around France and the world are chosen to participate.

This festival is being 'curated' by last year's festival winners, Le Pompier Pony Club, from Marseille.

LINK to The Festival:

October 4-5, 2017
EE in Lyon for Fanfare Shows
2 nights of collaboartions with Fanfare Pustule, and other Fanfare Bands. More info TBA.

October 6-9, 2017
EE in Paris
Performances, Busking, and Picnics

Fanfare Collaborations and Performances with members of:
Les Villains Chicot, Les Muses Tangue, Les Fanfare Invisible

More TBA about our France Tour
*Marseille | September 29 - October 1
*Relaxin' in a Vineyard | October 2-3
*Lyon | October 4-5
*Paris | October 6-9

Link to A Tribute Page for Sache Laurel Garret from EE


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

NEW - Four Original EE Songs on our EP.
Check it out on bandcamp. 99 cents a song.
Support Don Rupert.


'Recording of Bunny XII' by Blake B. + Alyce H (YouTube)
A fun video! from our sessions at Wall to Wall Recording.

"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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