If you’re looking for the group formerly known as Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, you've come to the right place! We recently changed our name. Find out more below.
The Good Trouble Brass Band is a large, not-for-profit, “raucous, stomp-your-foot-and-belt-out-the-choruses” activist New Orleans-style street band based in Somerville and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to fight for social justice causes and support community events while having fun and spreading joy through our music.
We are also a part of the organizing force behind the HONK!Festival of activist street bands that takes place every October in Somerville’s Davis Square.
On the occasion of our 20th Anniversary in 2023, the Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band decided to change our name to the GOOD TROUBLE BRASS BAND. Here’s how we got from there to here. The band was founded in 2003 by an ad hoc group of musicians who joined with members of Bread...