The Hill Stompers, Los Alamos’s own eccentric adult marching band, will be leading the Fifth Occasional Pub Crawl on Saturday, Sept. 23. The purpose of the Los Alamos Pub Crawl is to get music in the streets and other unexpected places, to educate the public about marching band music, and to have great fun! The band will play a lot of music, march from place to place, and interact with the crowd. This is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to learn about brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The kids can get close!The Hill Stompers will begin the Crawl at Pajarito Brewpub and Grill at 5pm. The next stop, at 6pm, is Smith’s Marketplace, where the band will play throughout the store before performing a set at the Social Hour bar. After that the band heads to Boese Bros. Brewpub, where they are due to play at 7:10. The last stop is Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. The Hill Stompers will join the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s HillHopper Homecoming, following Eryn Bent who is performing at Bathtub Row, when she ends at 8pm.
The award-winning Hill Stompers band was founded in 2000, and their first gig was the Holiday Lights Parade in December that year. Since then, the band has played at parades and special events of all kinds throughout northern New Mexico and even southern Colorado. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The Hill Stompers band is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.