Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band is looking for trumpet players, saxophone players, and drummers (kit or percussion). We’re an eclectic bunch of folks playing mostly original tunes from a mix of all sorts of genres including funk, Balkan brass, Klezmer, jazz, ska, avant-garde, and all sorts of other things. We rehearse weekly on Thursday nights in Medford and we tend to gig 1-3 times per month in peak season. This includes Honk! festivals around the country, local Boston area venues, and other music festivals both locally and out-of-state. We also do the occasional wedding or corporate event.
See our most recent album (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kd3B8-3Le0KwTgwimbgmhzD5wxtc6m7kA) to get an idea of our vibe. If interested, reach out to us here or at [email protected] and we’ll get to work on setting up an audition. We are looking for regular, not occasional members. This does not necessarily mean coming to every rehearsal or gig, but making an effort to be at a majority of them when possible. We don’t make much money, but we do make some. ENSMB is a band you join to play the coolest music with the coolest people, not to get rich.
Important: Statement of ENSMB’s Values
Our band works to challenge institutional oppression and make our musical space inclusive of people regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, and ability.
We will not knowingly collaborate with venues, organizations, or individuals who oppose progress on these issues.
We care for each other and the well-being of our musical community. We expect honesty and integrity, we take responsibility for our actions, we respect the rights, dignity, and creative expression of the people in our musical community, and we believe that Black lives matter.
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
Medford, MA 02155