Minor Mishap Marching Band

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

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.
SEE YOU THERE!

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Midsummer Night’s Water Parade!

 Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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

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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!

TIMELINE:

  • 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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July is set to be amazing… Water Parade, Chicago, Detroit and more!

July 2014

Saturday, July 5th, doors 9 pm, show 10 pm

Holy Mountain

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teaming up with the Cold Lampin’ Crew!
Doors 9 pm, Minor Mishap 10-11pm, Cold Lampin’ Crew 11-1
Holy Mountain, 617 E 7th
$10, more info here!

Sunday, July 6, 7-9 pm

Kids’ Show at Liz Carpenter Fountain!

We’re having a renegade show at the Fountain by Parmer Events Center, near Doug Sahm Hill.  You know, the cool one with LEDs that light it up at night?  The one with a bajillion kiddos running around in it and playing?  Yep, we’re having the show there.  We will be joined by French brass band Fanfare Les Skroks!  Here is a map of the location.

Monday, July 7, 7-10 pm

Double Brass Band Pedicab Parade!

Courtesy of Ed Lehmann http://www.edlehmannphotography.com/

Best. Parade. EVER!

Fanfare Les Skroks will be joining Minor Mishap Marching Band for a parade in pedicabs!  Ride your bike!  There will also be plenty pedicabs available to carry anyone who doesn’t have, or cannot ride, a bike!  We will gather at the White Horse, 500 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702, at 7 pm.  We depart at 7:30 and ramble through the streets of East Austin.

Sunday, July 13th, 7 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Water Parade

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We’re having another canoe show, and this time, it’s a flotilla!  We’ll be in boats, you will be in boats! Everyone in boats, everyone moving down the lake together- a water parade!

You can bring your own boat/kayak/paddleboard, or you can rent one. Rowing Dock is renting boats for this event in a benefit for the Texas River School, a children’s river safety education organization. You can reserve your boat here.  A group paddle will depart from the Rowing Dock at 8. Flotilla will converge in the middle of the lake at 8:30.

YOU MUST BE IN A BOAT: NOT SWIMMING! It simply is not safe to be swimming among a bunch of moving boats.  We’re out in the middle of Lady Bird Lake this time. It’s not going to work to swim or be in a tube.

Here’s the plan:  Minor Mishap’s flotilla will depart upriver.  You will depart from Rowing Dock, or a place of your choosing.  A group paddle will be lead from Rowing Dock.  If you are on your own – head west, toward Red Bud Isle until you find us.  When we converge in the middle of the lake, WE WILL ALL TIE TOGETHER AND MAKE ONE GIANT FLOTILLA.  It is simply not possible to stay close enough together without tying together, and it is not safe to have everyone paddling around crashing into each other while we are trying to play.  Thus, you need to BRING ROPE for your boat.  No paddling while we are tied together, ok?  (You will hit your neighbor, and you can’t steer a giant flotilla anyway).  We will have the show as we float wherever the river and wind choose to carry us.  After the performance, we will untie and paddle back!

Yo, please don’t drink and boat. We want everyone to be safe! This event will happen after dark, and so you should also have a proper light on your boat. And puffy life vests! and remember to bring some rope to tie into the Flotilla.

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photo by Stephen Pruitt http://fluxionphotography.com

 

 

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Thursday, July 12th

Martyr’s, CHICAGO!

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with Environmental Encroachment!
Event info here!

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19th

Crash Detroit – Brass Band Festival!

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Crash Detroit invites the community to come together by providing free access to music and the arts while encouraging joyous human connection.

The festival will connect bands from across the country and build upon the rich culture of music in Detroit. The festival is a celebration of place that aims to give life to underused spaces in Detroit and promote local business.

with Mucca Pazza, Detroit Party Marching Band, Environmental Encroachment, Black Bear Combo, May Day Marching Band, Black Sheep Ensemble, Blueline Brass Band, Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society.
Free

 

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