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This group is bringing a big outdoor brass band festival to Vancouver

Another tale from the wild world of local crowdfunding campaigns…

As long time participants of the HONK! festivals in Boston, Austin, Seattle and beyond, Vancouver’s “Carnival Band” has decided to throw their collective hats (and instruments) into the ring and host the first Canadian edition of the HONK! festival in Vancouver, B.C.

In addition to bombastic brass and drum line performance, HONK! has a socially conscious side, aiming to bring people together and build momentum towards social change.

According HONK! BC’s Kickstarter page, the festival has been partially funded by a community arts grant, but they’re still in fundraising mode to ensure every performer is adequately compensated. If their Kickstarter campaign is unsuccessful, the Open Air Orchestra Society (the non-profit society which helps to run the Carnival Band and Greenhorn Project) will absorb the loss.

Fortunately, they’re only a few dollars away from their goal!

HONK! BC is scheduled to happen August 10 – 12, 2018. To learn more, visit their Kickstarter page HERE.

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