School of HONK will kick off this year's festival with a big parade starting on the Somerville Community Path! Follow along as they loop throughout Davis Square.
School of HONK is a street band tradition uniquely conducive to bringing out the musician in everyone, offering a powerful revival of collective mind-and-body experiences dating back to the dancing, wailing and drumming that healed and united peoples, before language, before history itself. Before there was the story, there was the song. The music is kinetic, “on the move,” and the street band’s mobility, agility and spontaneity allows it to create these moments when people least expect it, instantly disarming onlookers of their fears and distractions, to experience an awakening in themselves of authentic human connection.