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HONK!BC is a Vancouver-based music festival following the tradition of brass bands coming together to build momentum for social change.
26 backers pledged CA$ 3,160 to help bring this project to life.

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HONK! BC is an outdoor music festival, taking place in Vancouver, B.C. from August 10th-12th. HONK! BC represents a tradition of brass bands and drum lines coming together to build momentum for social change and to bring people from all over together. As long time participants of HONK! festivals in Boston, Austin, Seattle and beyond, the Carnival Band has decided to throw our collective hat in the ring and host the first Canadian edition of the festival in Vancouver, B.C.

HONK! BC has been partially funded by a community arts grant, but we are still well below the level of funding we would need to successfully run this festival. As part of the festival, we are hoping to host bands from the US, including the Filthy Femcorps brass band from Seattle, WA. This Kickstarter campaign will help us raise funds so we can make sure these musicians are adequately compensated for making the trek out here. 

Risks and challenges

If this Kickstarter campaign is unsuccessful, the Open Air Orchestra Society (the non-profit society which helps to run the Carnival Band and Greenhorn Project) will have to absorb the loss, which would likely prevent us from making this festival an annual (or even biannual) event.

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    HONK! BC Button

    At this pledge level, you will receive a 3" button with the HONK! BC logo, designed by the very talented Helen Spaxman and Loreli Pepi. Due to the cost of shipping individual buttons, these will only be available for pickup at the festival.

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    Tuba Tuba EP Download

    At this pledge level, you will receive a free iTunes download of the Carnival Band's EP, Tuba Tuba!

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    HONK! BC T-shirt

    A silk-screened t-shirt with a custom design by the Carnival Band's very own Claire Louise-Brown, catch her on the sousaphone!

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    VIP Admission to Saturday Night Gala

    If you back at this level, you get an exclusive VIP ticket to our Saturday night gala.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $759

    Customized Love Ballad

    For the extremely generous, we offer a personalized romantic ballad from Tim Sars, Artistic Director of the Carnival Band and all around very sensuous musician.

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