Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band

Emperor Norton’s Was Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won’t break from vigiourous use, their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion and an eccelctic rhtyhm section.
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them avant world fusion, call them experiemental big band, call them gypsy steamfunk, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it’s easy to tell you they’ll show you a good time!
ENSMB has performed at events ranging from HONK! Fest (both in Somerville MA and Seattle WA) to the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival and the Steampunk World’s Fair. They often can be found collaborating with the Boston Circus Guild, as well as frequently sharing bills with a tight nit group of bands from the robust Boston music scene. 2011 will see the band performing at venues all across the Boston area, including Johnny D’s, Middle East Downstairs, Church, Lizard Lounge and Club Passim, traveling to New York City and Austin, TX, as well as performing at Steampunk events all over the Northeast.

Before passing from this plane in 1880, Emperor Norton, I, revealed to his followers that he was no ordinary mortal man, but instead a manifestation of the absurd and unusual forces of the universe. He offered them the chance to follow him on his crusade to unsettle and disturb that which had become bland and banal. A grand parade ensued and continues on through time and space, bringing in its wake a glorious commotion that encourages all to join in the jubilation and make of this world what they will.

We are the progeny of this bizarre cavalcade. We dance at the edge of reason, sing the song of society’s fringe and drum out whatever din you are called to march to. Emperor Norton is not dead; he is waiting to be awakened in each of us

On a side note PLEASE be ADVISED to the Folowing from the Waltham Police.
Official Weapons Policy for International Steampunk City:

After speaking with the Waltham Police Department, we strongly recommend that you do not carry any accessories that resemble a functional firearm. Nerf guns, hardware guns, and super-soakers are acceptable, but please bear in mind that if police see these weapons aimed at the general public, or if you are caught shooting the general public with your super-soakers or nerf guns, you could be arrested.

We look forward to hosting you at this public, city-wide celebration. Thank you in advance for your support.

Elln Hagney
Executive Director,
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

About Belinda Jentz

Belinda is a Native of the Midwest she holds degrees from Curry College, BA and Willmar Vo Tech ,Technical degree in Photography. When she's not pursuing her passion and talent for photography she manages a database for a major university in the Boston area. Belinda as well Volunteers her time and talent with Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots and shoots.
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