Schedule (2011)

Friday, September 30th

10:00pWe kickstarted the weekend with a HONK! Revue, featuring players from HONK! bands sitting in with host band
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Johnny D’s Uptown
17 Holland Street
Davis Square, Somerville

Tickets available at Johnny D’s Uptown

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Saturday, Oct 1, 12:00 – 9 pm

HONK! on Davis Square: 28 activist street bands, from around the world, performed outdoors for free.

Opening Ceremonies were at 12:00 pm in 7 Hills Park (behind the Davis Sq. T stop)

7 Hills ParkStatue ParkWinter StreetDavis Sq PlazaChester StreetVFW Dilboy HallKenney Park
1:00pSecond Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass BandExtraordinary Rendition BandSpringville All-Star Marching BandLeftist Marching BandChaotic InsurrectionForward! and The Milwaukee Molotov MarchersOpen Hand Orchestra
2:00pRude Mechanical OrchestraEmperor NortonDetroit Party Marching BandYoung Fellaz Brass BandBread & Puppet Circus BandBrass MessengersThe Expandable Brass Band
3:00pMinor MishapSeed & Feed Marching AbominableTitanium SporkestraThe Brass BalaganFactory SecondsDirty Water Brass BandHungry March Band
4:00pCarnival BandEnvironmental EncroachmentPick Up Band RehearsalAfroBrazilLeftist Marching BandCaka!ak ThunderDJA-Rara
5:00pDetroit Party Marching BandWhat Cheer? BrigadeOpen Hand OrchestraThe Expandable Brass BandBlem Sou BlemSpringville All-Star Marching BandForward! and The Milwaukee Molotov Marchers
6:00pExtraordinary Rendition BandBrass MessengersFactory SecondsSecond Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass BandThe Brass BalaganYoung Fellaz Brass BandChaotic Insurrection
7:00pTitanium SporkestraHungry March BandCaka!ak ThunderBread & Puppet Circus BandDJA-RaraEnvironmental EncroachmentSeed & Feed Marching Abominable
8:00pWhat Cheer? BrigadeMinor MishapDirty Water Brass BandEmperor NortonRude Mechanical OrchestraCarnival Band

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Sunday, Oct 2, Noon – 2 pm

HONK! Parade to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet” featuring HONK! bands and community groups, from Davis Square to Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest celebration. The parade left Davis Square at 12 noon, travels down Elm Street, then Beech Street onto Massachusetts Ave to Harvard Square.

Sunday, Oct 2, 2:15 – 6 pm

HONK! bands performed at Harvard Square Oktoberfest (

Eliot TriangleWinthrop ParkPalmer Street AlleyMain Stage
2:15pCarnival BandThe Expandable Brass BandDetroit Party Marching Band
3:00pYoung Fellaz Brass BandForward! and
The Milwaukee Molotov Marchers
Extraordinary Rendition Band
3:45pMinor MishapDJA-RaraTitanium Sporkestra
4:30pEnvironmental EncroachmentBrass MessengersRude Mechanical Orchestra
5:15pWhat Cheer? Brigade Open Hand OrchestraSeed & Feed Marching AbominableHungry March Band @ 5:00p

Sunday, Oct 2, 7:30-11p

HONK! on the Water
We hoped you joined us on a fabulous cruise in Boston Harbor aboard the Provincetown II with performances by most of the bands from the HONK! 2011 Festival.

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Monday, October 3rd

10:00a-2:00pSymposium at Harvard University Graduate School of Education
3:00p-5:00pBands play at Boys and Girls Clubs around greater Boston