Join Us?

Are you dissatisfied with the current state of the "government"?
Thinking about becoming more politically active?
Why not join a progressive marching band?

"Look - I don't want to wax philisophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at [the] very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive."

Mel Brooks

  • Former marching band players should find the LMB to be a great way to recapture the camaraderie and enjoyment of the marching band experience.

  • For musically-challenged activists, the LMB flag corps and twirlers offer ways to get into the game.

  • Dancers, jugglers, puppeteers, and any other performers are encouraged to participate.

  • We will make a place in the band for anyone willing to rehearse and show up to play.

  • To determine if the LMB is right for you, read more about the Band Charter listed below.

The Leftist Marching Band Charter

Our goal is to establish an honest-to-goodness marching band and to produce a joyous sound and spectacle no one person could create. In the spirit of cooperation and harmony, we agree on certain principles:

  • All are welcome and a place will be found for all. Let flexibility be a focus, so that we may enjoy without being burdened.
  • No one will have to play a gig which they do not wish to play. A quorum for any performance will be established and agreed upon. If enough players are there, we will play.
  • Gigs will be chosen by group consensus.
  • As a marching band, we are by definition acoustic. Amplifiers and PA's shall not be used. Side projects are encouraged.
  • As a marching band, we are by definition mobile.
  • Music direction will be by consensus.
  • Let us sing as well as play, and be a chorus as well as a band.

If you are interested in joining the LMB, please click here and tell us a little about yourself.

Be sure to include information on what musical instrument(s) you play, or how else you'd like to participate in an LMB performance.