School on Wheels has arrived

School on Wheels has arrived

Our brand new School on Wheels is all polka-dotted and ready to go! This van will be a huge help in getting our extra instruments to Sunday sessions, as well as anywhere else we roam. Big, loud thanks to everyone who contributed to our campaign to raise funds for this newest addition to our school.

Camp HONK returns to Porter Square

Camp HONK returns to Porter Square

On Monday, July 16, Camp HONK returns to the Kennedy School, and we’re bigger than ever, with some cool new songs to learn, and some warm invitations from friends and local businesses to bring our loud fun to Porter Square. Look and listen for us any Monday-Friday morning between 11 am and 12 pm.

(Photo by Maggie McClellan)

Fat Sunday Dance Party at CRLS

Fat Sunday Dance Party at CRLS

Our annual Mardi Gras party returns Sunday, February 11, 2-6 pm, at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (459 Broadway, Cambridge).

Our dance mentors are ready to teach some awesome moves, as we celebrate New Orleans’ venerable tradition of people’s music and spectacle. We’ll have mardi gras beads, delicious gumbo and other surprises. Mark your calendars, and invite your friends and neighbors to come join in our fun.

Fat Sunday Dance Party this Sunday

Fat Sunday Dance Party this Sunday

Our annual Mardi Gras dance party is coming up this Sunday, February 26, 2-6 pm, at the Community Art Center (119 Windsor St, Cambridge).

Our dance mentors are ready to teach some awesome moves, as we celebrate a venerable tradition of people’s music and spectacle. Mark your calendars, and invite your friends and neighbors to come join in our fun. We’ll perform in Clement Morgan Park around 4 pm. Mardi Gras beads, dance lessons, gumbo, and more!

Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner Nov 20

Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner Nov 20

As we come into a season reserved by many for reflection and thankfulness, we want to celebrate something we are all thankful for – our incredible and ever-growing SoH community! So we’re hosting a Friendsgiving potluck dinner after our session, at the Community Art Center.

Sunday Nov 20
5:30-7:30p

You can sign up here to let us know what you’re bringing. All contributions must be nut-free.

Smaller groups are welcome to play music throughout the two hours as background entertainment! The sign up for performing is here. A couple notes: individuals can sign up with a maximum of two different groups. Groups can play up to three songs/~15 minutes, and of course they do not have to be in our SoH repertoire. Please, no open jams.

 

[Photo by Heather Martin]

Halloween Dance Party

Halloween Dance Party

School of HONK turns two years old, and we’re celebrating with a

Kids’ Halloween Dance Party and Blinky-Light Parade

 

Sunday, Oct 30, 3-6 pm

Cambridge Community Art Center (119 Windsor St, Cambridge)

Our dancers have some really easy, fun dance moves for kids to learn and master in no time at all, and then perform, in costume for the whole neighborhood. Free and open to kids of all ages and their families.

  • 3:00 pm  Dancers meet at Community Art Center to learn dance moves along side School of HONK band
  • 4:15 pm  Band and dancers make our way to Clement Morgan Park for a dazzling sunset show
  • 5:15 pm  Step off for blinky-lights parade around the neigborhood before returning to the Center

Don’t forget a costume, or polka dots, or blinky-lights, or whatever puts you in the spirit of the season.

To learn more about our School and see our dancers in action, check out Patrick Johnson’s video of our Mardi Gras Dance Party earlier this year.

 

 

Send us your HONK! Fest 2017 photos and videos!

Send us your HONK! Fest 2017 photos and videos!

Did you catch the School of HONK at HONK! Fest this year? We had a blast performing many times throughout the weekend, and are collecting YOUR photos and videos of our sets to show off to the world!

If you have media to share, please contact Maggie at schoolofhonk@gmail.com . Thanks to everyone for a great HONK! Festival!

Banner photo by the talented Greg Cook.