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Guerrilla Fanfare

Dec 4, 2020 | Maker

Composed of university musicians and professionals from the Northern Colorado area, Guerrilla Fanfare is an 8-piece brass band that rocks hard-hitting funk, New Orleans Second Line, fiery originals, and raucous arrangements of modern pop hits. They were formed in 2015 by sousaphonist Zach Brake, trumpeter Jesse Mathews, and New Orleans saxophonist Adam St.-Amand. Influenced by various brass groups such as Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Youngblood Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, it is natural that Guerrilla Fanfare is devoted to performing crowd-pleasing music with energy and intensity.

Guerrilla Fanfare has performed at the Mishawaka Amphitheater, Aggie Theatre, Mercury Cafe, Moxi Theater, Bohemian Biergarten, Lazy Dog, Cervantes Other Side, and numerous other venues throughout northern Colorado. They recently traveled to the Pacific Northwest, where they landed in Seattle to play numerous sets over the course of three days at Honk Fest West. In September, they helped close out the season at the Mishawaka Amphitheater with MarchFourth. This Spring, they will be touring New Mexico and Texas where they will end the trip at Honk, TX, a 3-day festival of street bands. In the past, Guerrilla Fanfare has teamed up to play super-charged, horn-packed shows with Punch Drunk Munky Funk, Tenth Mountain Division, and other well-loved local bands. Members of Guerrilla Fanfare appeared in Einstein’s Bagels #UnMondayMonday commercial campaign.

One thing is in common for all of these performances: Guerrilla Fanfare brings a fresh, funky, fun atmosphere no matter the occasion.

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