Hungry March Band, the genre-defying brass band and spectacle troupe based in New York City — voted “Most Entertaining” at Bath Heritage Days’ July 4th Parade — comes to Portland Thursday, July 25, 2019 for a free performance in Congress Square Park. Coined “NYC’s finest guerrilla ambulatory music ensemble,” by Time Out New York, the group’s music and performance experience captures the essence of contemporary city life: anything can and will happen at a Hungry March Band show! Expect audience interaction, dancer shenanigans and musician antics set to the soundtrack of powerfully played original tunes, drawn from traditions of global brass, jazz, punk, rock, ska and everything in between. The fun lasts from 6 to 8pm and is family-friendly.
Hungry March Band has presented its high-octane, thrill-a-minute mayhem to ecstatic audiences around the world since its debut at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade in 1997. The July 25 performance marks Hungry March Band’s second visit to Maine in 2019. The band appeared at Bath’s Independence Day Parade, after entertaining folks at Spindleworks Arts Center in Brunswick. This summer tour is in support of their most recent album, Running Through With the Sadness, released by Imaginator Records, an independent record label based locally in Portland.
“Hungry March Band is the ultimate in underground, post-punk marching bands with a penchant for expansive improvisation. While they may be the only such ensemble daring to quadrille over hallowed ground, suffice it to say, Hungry March Band does it in hip-hop beats and downtown vibes.” — The NYC Jazz Record
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to check out one of New York City’s most legendary musical and performance ensembles! Presented in conjunction with Friends of Congress Square Park.
About Hungry March Band
Hungry March Band (HMB) fuses street band tradition with raw power and performance art antics. Born in Brooklyn in 1997 for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, this award-winning ensemble has shared their creativity with audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. They’ve a well-earned a reputation for mythical revelry, playing urban parades, rural raves, subway parties, eccentric weddings, art processionals and other forays into the territories of the free spirit. The band’s huge sound links traditional big band with free jazz and connects the sonic space between punk rock and global brass. Imagine what it looks like when the majorettes go AWOL, team up with with the band geeks and throw an after-hours costumed dance party in the town square.
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