Detroit Party Marching Band

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Detroit Party Marching Band
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Brass band
Marching Band
Years active 2009–present
Website [1]
Members

Woodwinds: Anne Yambor, Sydney Stabler, Lauren Roberts, Antha Ann, Taylor Kozak, Sam Drotar, Leslie Wacker, Emily Dieppa, Nikki McUmber, Jeff Richardson

Trumpets: Brian Roberts, Diana Rosenberger, Heather Wood, Markita Moore, Tim Flannery, Rich Main

Trombones: James Hartrick, Steve Samuels, Max Majoros, Taylor Osmonson

Baritone Saxophone: Jason Marker

Tuba: Thomas Gilchrist

Percussion: Monique Czarnecki, Phil Warren, "King" Joe Simonson, Bryan Debus, Elle Simons

The Detroit Party Marching Band is a guerrilla band based in Detroit, Michigan. The band appears at events unexpectedly.[1] The band has played at events such as Mardi Gras (2012), Theatre Bizarre, Noel Night, Blowout!, the Nain Rouge parade,[2] the Hamtramck Labor Day Parade, 2010 Detroit Free Press Marathon,[3] and HONK![4] in Somerville, MA, as well as at many bars and parties throughout the Detroit area, both scheduled and unexpectedly. It has supported acts such as Band of Horses, Rebirth Brass Band, and What Cheer? Brigade. It was founded by Rachel Harkai and John and Molly Notarianni,[5] who felt inspired by the second-line bands they saw in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and also after a trip to HONK! in late 2009. Its repertoire is a mix of Balkan and Balkan-inspired songs, and modern pop and R&B rearranged for brass, usually by the members themselves. They have also toured the Netherlands in Europe as part of the Cross Linx festival. They enjoy the admiration of their mothers, each other, and various drunks in and around Detroit.

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