Marching with Honk NYC in the East Village [Video]

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 at 6:48 am by

If you were hangin’ in the lower environs of the East Village last night, chances are you heard the horns. Or even watched as competitive marching bands ambled through the streets with small crowds in tow. The early evening shenanigans were part of the sixth annual Honk NYC! festival that brings together “radical street bands, 21st Century style.” This year the music was spread over four nights between Brooklyn and the East Village.

We happened upon the Austin-based Minor Mishap Marching Band on First Avenue, right at East Third Street. Pretty much the entire street was into the so-called “Cavalcade of Pomp.” Pedestrians stopped in awe, snapping photos and clapping along. Here’s a taste…

Below is the full list of bands that participated:

From New York:
Hungry March Band
Rude Mechanical Orchestra
Batala NYC

From Out of Town:
Environmental Encroachment (Chicago)
Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin)
Pink Puffers Brass Band (Rome, Italy)

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