The Circle City Sidewalk Stompers Clown Band has been performing fast-moving, choreographed routines to upbeat music since 1976. The musicians, including trumpets, trombones, saxophones, bass and snare drums, and sousaphone are dressed in colorful clown costumes and entertain the crowd with comic interaction and fancy footwork.
The 15-minute choreographed show, followed by musical strolling through the crowd, includes familiar tunes like Zoot Suit Riot, It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing, Pick up the Pieces, Gimme’ Some Lovin’, Birdland, Jump Jive an’ Wail, Your Mama Don’t Dance, and many more of your popular favorites.
Based in Indianapolis, IN, the Circle City Sidewalk Stompers routinely entertain crowds at Indiana Pacers basketball and Indianapolis Colts football games as well as at private parties, parades and the Indiana State Fair. As word of the twelve talented musicians and their high energy show spread, the group began appearing in fairs across the country such as the San Diego Fair, the New York State Fair, the Wisconsin State Fair, and the Alaska State Fair. The band has also performed in the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY for the past 10 years, as well as Carnival in Nice, France, the European version of Mardi Gras and the Shanghai International Music Festival.
The group attributes its success to its members’ excellent musicianship and to their ability to adapt to any performance situation. Their professionalism and flexibility make them ideally suited for a wide variety of events. The popular Circle City Sidewalk Stompers also believe that today’s audiences are eager for the positive family entertainment the group provides.