Minor Mishap Marching Band

Austin's original renegade circus brass band! Bourbon street meets Budapest.

September Shows!

Saturday, September 20
Continental Club

Churchwood CD Release Party! with the Invincible Czars.
Czars at 10
Churchwood at 11
Minor Mishap at 12:30
Come help Churchwood and their special musical guests The Invincible Czars and Minor Mishap Marching Band pitch a wang dang doodle Austin style in celebration of the release of CHURCHWOOD’s third studio LP on the Saustex Media label. Only $10 at the door buys your admission to one hell of a party. Be there or Beelzebub.


Friday, September 26
Get Into Trouble:
Celebrating 10 years of Trouble Puppet Theater!
Salvage Vanguard Theater

7–11 pm, at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., Austin 78722
Join us at Trouble Puppet’s annual party and festival of troublemaking. We’re celebrating Trouble Puppet’s 10th year making original works of puppet theater for grownups. Admission includes live performances by Bird & Anchors, Aileen Adler, Justin Sherburn, and the Minor Mishap Marching Band, as well as custom poems on demand by the Typewriter Rodeo! Games, raffles, food by Kyoten, Counter Culture, and Dai Due, and drinks from Genius Gin, Adelbert’s, and Andy Christiansen. All for $15 at getintotrouble2014.brownpapertickets.com, proceeds help Trouble Puppet keep making awesome puppet theater!

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BRASS BAND BATTLE (OK, more like a friendly merge… or like a water balloon fight… or like… well, anyway…)

July 22, 2014

Hotel Vegas, 8-10 pm

with Jefferson Street Parade!

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Doors at 7.
Minor Mishap at 8.
Jefferson Street at 9.
Cover is $10 suggested, sliding to $5.

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Midsummer Night’s Water Parade!

 Sunday, July 13th, 2014

A Water Parade and Giant Flotilla with Minor Mishap Marching Band!


Minor Mishap Marching Band is having a water parade!  The whole band will be in boats, the whole audience will be in boats!  We will make a huge flotilla out in the middle of the lake, under a full moon, and play music!

You can bring your own boat, or you can rent one. YOU MUST BE IN A BOAT: NOT SWIMMING!

Rowing Dock is renting boats for this event and the proceeds benefit for the Texas River School, a children’s river safety education organization. You can reserve your boat by clicking this link right here!


  • 7 pm – If you are renting a boat from Rowing Dock, come around 7 to get your boat.
  • 8 pm –  A group paddle departs from Rowing Dock (2418 Stratford Dr) at 8.
  • 8:30 pm – Flotilla converges in the middle of the lake and music begins.
  • 10 pm – We end at Rowing Dock, (2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746)

PARKING, BOAT ACCESS POINTS, ETC:  If you are bringing your own boat, it looks like the best place to put in is near Austin High – there is an access point, glamorously named “Drainage Ditch Ramp.”  This is on Stephen F Austin Rd. near the Texas Rowing Center.  There is a lot of street parking on Stephen F Austin Rd. and under Mopac in this area.  Here is an official map of access points.  (There may also be other unofficial access points I don’t know about… )

If you are renting from Rowing Dock, you can park there, and will put in there, of course!

There are a bunch of reasons NOT to put in at Red Bud.  No parking.  It closes before the event is over (and they barricade access). We will be using a lot of the available space constructing our flotilla, and it would be easier for us if you put in elsewhere.  Also, you will miss the super-rad moment in the lake when you first spot us!

WHERE SHOULD YOU PADDLE ONCE YOU’RE IN YOUR BOAT?  (THE BIG BIG BIG PLAN) Minor Mishap’s flotilla will depart upriver. You will depart from the Access Point near Austin High, or from Rowing Dock, and paddle up river, toward Red Bud Isle, until you find us.  When we find each other in the middle of the Lake,  we will become a giant flotilla and the music will start!  Most people will probably grab hold of the boat next to them, so don’t be shy – get to know your neighbor.  The entire performance will take place between Red Bud and Rowing Dock. You will get out at Rowing Dock or at the access point near Austin High, respectively.

YOU MUST BE IN A BOAT: NOT SWIMMING!  It is absolutely not safe to be swimming among a bunch of  boats.   We will not be on Barton Creek this time, we will be out in the middle of Lady Bird Lake. It’s not really going to work to be in a tube or whatever makeshift floaty thing either. Unfortunately, you probably won’t really be able to hear us from the shore this time, either.

We want everyone to be safe! Please don’t drink and boat.  Please bring lights for your boat.  Please wear life vests.  Please no swimming.  Thank you for coming on an adventure with us!

photo by Stephen Pruitt

photo by Stephen Pruitt


photo by Stephen Pruitt! http://fluxionphotography.com

photo by Stephen Pruitt! http://fluxionphotography.com

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