from The Seattle Times:

Bring out your brass — and your marching drums.

The 2010 version of Honk! Fest West is here.

Honk! Fest West is, in its own words, “a street fair dedicated to bringing marching bands, samba lines, horn players, drum corps and every manner of rhythmic and melodic noisemaker we could find right to the Seattle streets.”

This year the festivities will be happening at the Fremont Neighborhood Block Party (“Listen for the horns and drums, and let them be your guides to the right spot”), Washington Hall (On the Boards’ old Central Area home, now being restored by Historic Seattle), Georgetown and West Seattle.

Local bands include Orkestar Zirkonium, Titanium Sporkestra, the Anti-Fascist Marching Band and VamoLá. There also will be a local school/sports-team presence in the form of the Garfield High School Bulldog Drumline, Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline and Seattle Sounders FC Soundwave Band.

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