Hungry March Band

Ryan McCarthy

Hungry March Band (HMB) fuses street band tradition with raw power and performance art antics. Founded in 1997 for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, this award-winning ensemble has shared their creativity with audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. They’ve a well-earned a reputation for mythical revelry, playing urban parades, rural raves, subway parties, eccentric weddings, art processionals and other forays into the territories of the free spirit. The band’s huge sound links traditional big band with free jazz and connects the sonic space between punk rock and global brass. This is what it looks like when the majorettes go AWOL, team up with the band geeks and throw an after-hours costumed dance party in the town square.