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The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable

It’s not every day that a marching band sneaks up on you.

Taking its cues from the guerilla-style street theatre of the Hippie era, the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable often shows up where you least expect it. You could be out getting ice cream and suddenly a brass band dressed like color-blind peacocks bursts through the door. They hit bars, grocery stores, and book stores, too; no one is safe.

But loud sound and loud clothes are only part of the Seed and Feed experience. To keep its musical chops sharp, the band practices every week. Of course they play Sousa; they’re a marching band, after all. But they also play oldies, swing, and contemporary pop hits, entertaining crowds in parades, city festivals, and at a standing engagement every Summer at the Spoletto Festival in Charleston, SC. They even play weddings and bar mitzvahs!

While you may not remember the name, you’ll never forget seeing or hearing the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable. They’ve been around since 1974, and are practically an Atlanta institution by now.

“I thought I was too old to be in a marching band, and then I met the Seed and Feed,” says Don, the band’s lead majorette, or “Abominette.” If you miss your marching band days, too, the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable is always looking for new members.

To learn more, visit www.seedandfeed.org.

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