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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): (last updated September 16, 2022)
Please Check back for changes or update details.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Benefit Masquerade and Benefit Gala
with Criú de Sheela at Beverly Art Center

Beverly Arts Center, 2407 West 11th St.
6-10  PM

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
Auction Baskets
Hors D'oeuvres
Open Bar
Costumes and BOLD HEADWEAR Encouraged

Please search online for more event details:
Tickets available at

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Sunday, October 2, 2022
EE outdoors for OKTOBERFEST (in Phyllis' Beer Garden)

Daytime  show~!
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 West Division

Donations Please.
EE plays from 1.30PM -  4PM.

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Weird-a-Thon Marathon Music

In Blue Island~!
2 PM
More info soon
13357 Old Western Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
Monday, October 31, 2022
EE HallowEEn

Evening  show~!
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 West Division

Donations Please.
EE plays a few sets in between 8PM - 12PM.
Planning more 2022 events.....Please 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

99 cents a song.
Support Don Rupert.


"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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