August 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Brasskill is a lively 14-piece party brass band whose mission is to get people out on the dance floor. Bringing funky decibels to parties, festivals, parades and other merry gatherings in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas, Brasskill’s high-energy live performances feature a driving percussion section, shiny, melodic horns, innovative band choreography, LED lights, and the finest thrift store sparkly attire that one can find.
The band’s wide-ranging repertoire includes music from the New Orleans second line tradition, punk and pop covers, international grooves, as well as original compositions and arrangements.
Brasskill was co-founded in early 2018 by brass band veterans Francesca Hoffman (formerly of Brooklyn’s Funkrust Brass Band and Rude Mechanical Orchestra) and Emily Herder (formerly of Somerville, Mass.’s Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band). Brasskill’s early roots stem from within the Tin Horn Uprising, a street activist band based in Kingston, NY. The name Brasskill pays tribute to the history of our region in which many towns and areas end in “kill” – Dutch for “little Stream” – since much of New York area was founded by Dutch, and thus given Dutch names. Based in Hudson, its members reside as far south as Rosendale all the way up to the Berkshires