On the the things that adds real spectacle to our festival to our festival are some of the big bands that come to HONK! (and by big bands, I don't mean those that play some of the wonderful music of the 1940s, though I have heard one of the bands below do a great rendition of Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing)).
Two of the biggest bands coming our way are:
Rude Mechanical Orchestra from New York
(that last video recorded at a Purim shpiel of all places)
The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable from Atlanta
So how big is big, I hear you ask? Seed & Feed will come with at least 30 (as are a couple of other bands we'll talk about shortly). RMO plans to bring 65 people.
Now you know why your contribution to this campaign means so much to us and the bands we are helping to bring to our area. We're are currently at about half our goal with only about a week to go (so if you know anyone else, people, mailing lists, etc., who you think would like to contribute, please be sure to give them a shout now). Thanks!