HONK Fest West Symposium


10am – 1pm June 4th, 2017

New Freeway Hall – 5018 Rainier Ave S

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FIRST-EVER HONK! FEST WEST SYMPOSIUM AT HTE 10TH ANNUAL HONK! FEST WEST

“How do we cultivate a festival which best serves the needs of our communities?”

 

10:00- 10:55AM: “THE HONK NARRATIVE”

KEYNOTE COMMENTS BY:

  • Trudy Cohen – co-founder and current organizer of HONK! member SLSAPS
  • Grey Filastine – member, ¬°tchkung!; founder, Infernal Noise Brigade; international composer and video artist
  • Kevin Leppman – founder and executive director, School of HONK; co-funder, HONK! Fest; member SLSAPS
  • Savannah Marshall – Adjunt Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell; member, The Party Band

 

11:05 – 12:05PM: STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON TOPICS TO INCLUDE:

  • Inclusivity and Accessibility
  • Music as Activism
  • Artistic Environments
  • Educational Outreach
  • Festival Organizing
  • Conflict Resolution for Community Arts

FEATURING HONK! LUMINARIES SUCH AS:

Erin Allen, John Bell, Tracy Camille, Lesli Dalaba, Shelly DeLaney, Reebee Garofalo, Becky Liebman, Gary Luke, Mike Smith
 

12:15 – 1:00PM: PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP

LIGHTNING TALKS ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC ENSEMBLES FROM:

  • Elizabeth Currey – co-founder, Filthy femCorps & Give Back Brass Band: instrumental music director, Brighton School
  • Marchette DuBois – MFA candidate, Seattle University ; organizer HONK! All Stars; founder, Bucharest Drinking Team
  • Mike Antares – co-founder, HONK! TX; comittee chair, HONK! Fest West; member, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps

 

Coffee and morning fare provided. Continue the conversation over lunch, HONK! Fest West starts blocks away at 2pm!