chaussette b. has photographed French brass band Le Groupe Electrogène Fanfare Club for a charity calendar. The shots will be exhibited during the band’s gig at HKFP’s fundraiser on Friday. Mildly unsuitable-for-work shots below.
Pierre, big drum. Photo: chaussette b.
Sophie, from chaussette b., told HKFP that the idea emerged around a year ago, when one of the band joked about making a naked calendar.
Marco, Pierre and Malik. Photo: chaussette b.
Sophie – whose husband plays euphonium in the troupe – was still an amateur photographer, she said, but decided to go for it. “After all, we don’t care about having perfect photographs, we just do that for fun!”
Alex. Photo: chaussette b.
The photos will also be exhibited at HKFP’s new base – The Hive Spring – this Friday.
Romain, trumpet and Anais, snare drum. Photo: chaussette b.
Clément, saxophone. Photo: chaussette b.
 The band then decided to sell the calendar to their friends and family and donate the proceeds to charity. They have yet to decide which charity will benefit.
Jean-Emmanuel, euphonium. Photo: chaussette b.
The group started as “the ultimate side project of a pack of homesick Frenchies who longed for their homeland’s ‘ferias’, or festivals, with their boisterous atmosphere and their famous marching bands.”
Sandy, trombone. Photo: chaussette b.
“Electrically self-powered, they pay tribute to classic French songs and melodies, fueled with pastis and camaraderie.”
Jean-Edouard, sousaphone. Photo: chaussette b.
Adrien, big sax. Photo: chaussette b.
Calendars and official HKFP merchandise will be available to purchase on the night.
Sébaststien, trumpet. Photo: chaussette b.

Friday’s event is supported by Wine’n’things, Young Master Brewery and the Hive Spring.

  • When: Friday, March 16. 8pm-11pm.
  • Where: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Click here for detailed directions.
  • TicketsHK$100 minimum donation. All profits go to HKFP’s critical 2018 Funding Drive.
    FREE entry to Hive members & HKFP Patrons. (Hive members may email rosalind.bei@thehive.com.hk; HKFP Patrons will be contacted individually.)

Official HKFP merchandise will be available at a discount on the night.
  • When: Friday, March 16. 8pm-11pm.
  • Where: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Click here for detailed directions.
  • Tickets: HK$100 minimum donation. All profits go to HKFP’s critical 2018 Funding Drive.
    FREE entry to Hive members & HKFP Patrons. (Hive members may email rosalind.bei@thehive.com.hk; HKFP Patrons will be contacted individually.)

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