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.
Every Sunday at 4 pm, we take our music to the streets of Somerville, loud and proud, playing lively music to inspire our neighbors and to bind our community together.
To ensure some tasty snacks each week, we have started rotating sections responsible for bringing treats.
For our Dec.4 Dance Party this Sunday, we’re calling on reed players to bring a nut-free snack or beverage if they can.
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.
The HONK! Festival is just a few weeks away, and organizers are still looking for local residents who can help house visiting musicians during the weekend (Oct 7-9). Click here if you’d like to help.
School of HONK returns to Somerville’s Porchfest this Saturday, May 21, 4-6 pm, in front of the VFW Dilboy Hall (corner of Cutter Ave and Summer St). Come join our musical party, and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
This Friday evening, School of HONK will by playing loud and proud at the Great Urban Campout in Lincoln Park, along with our newest members from Camp HONK.
6th Annual Great Urban Campout
Friday, July 24
Call time: 6:30 pm
Set: 7 -8 pm
Lincoln Park (near Argenziano School) in Somerville
Hosted by the City of Somerville and members of the community, there will be campfires, smores, stories, and more. We’ll start playing around 7 pm, and everyone is invited to stay and pitch at tent overnight!
We’ll be taking Davis Square by storm to kickoff this year’s ArtBeat, a two-day fest put on by the Somerville Arts Council. Catch us in Statue Park around 5:30pm on Friday July 17th, and stick around for the rest of the ArtBeat festivities!
School of HONK charts here.
School of HONK practicing Dancing In The Street:
Original by Martha & the Vandellas here:
and then lowered a step into the key we play it in here:
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