Rehearsal, January 20th, Common House

We will be rehearsing at the Common House, Pathways Co-Housing, 5 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence, MA on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 from 12:30-2:30pm.

Rehearsal, December 9th, 12:30-2:30pm

We will be rehearsing at the Common House, Pathways Co-Housing, 5 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence, MA on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm.


Hot Chocolate Run! Sunday Dec. 2, 2018

We will be playing for the 2018 Hot Chocolate Run this coming Sunday morning, supporting this important fundraiser for Safe Passages.  We’ll be leading the walkers at about 9:00am, then continuing to play while the runners pass us by. What a wonderful annual event in downtown Northampton!


Funeral Parade for Fred Contrada

“Friends and family will mark Fred Contrada‘s death the same way he lived his life – in style.”
“In a nod to his love of New Orleans, where he waited tables after graduating college, his family will hold a New Orleans-style parade, led by the Expandable Brass Band, from the Forbes Library to Hotel Northampton at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.”

His obituary in the Daily Hampshire Gazette included this invitation:  “Please join us for a New Orleans-style parade and celebration of Fred’s life on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. when the Expandable Brass Band will lead a parade from Forbes Library to the Ballroom at the Hotel Northampton for a celebration from 1-4 p.m.”

[Our band will leave soon after the parade; we have a rehearsal elsewhere, starting at 1:15pm, for another gig.]

Interfaith Cot Shelter Fund Raiser, Saturday November 17th

We will be playing to raise funds for the Northampton Cot Shelter program on November 17th from 3 to 4pm.

Northampton Jazz Festival, October 20th

Join us at the Northampton Jazz Festival from noon to 2pm on Saturday October 20th at Pulaski Park.

Bread Festival, Northampton, Sept 23

The Expandable Brass Band will play for the annual “Bread Festival” hosted by the Hungry Ghost Bakery, 62 State Street, Northampton, MA.  The festival runs 11am to 5pm on Sunday September 23. We’ll start playing about 11:45am, and then lead a short parade through the streets of Northampton.  Don’t miss this fun!

North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

Join us at the North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival on Sunday, September 30th at 3pm. Park at the corner of Holtshire and Fairman Roads in Orange.

PRONK! 2018, October 8th

Join us for the Providence Honk Festival from 2:30 to 10pm October 8th at the Providence Rhode Island waterfront.

Rehearsal, July 22nd, 12:30-2:30pm

On Sunday from 12:30-2:30 we will be rehearsing at Maines Field, Florence.

Rehearsals are open to the public and potential band members.