Band of Fools

The Band of Fools is an all-ages musical ensemble modeled on the community street band, where people come together to have fun making music. With guidance from Artistic Director Nils Fredland and Band of Fools Director Pat MacPherson, and with whatever instruments players choose to bring, we will play tunes and create arrangements to support dancing, singing, and parading.

No music reading necessary. Bring your fiddle, kazoo, drum bass, sousaphone, jaw harp, or banjo–or anything, really–and get ready for a wild musical journey, led by a team of experienced traditional musicians who like to think outside the box!

Registration for the Band of Fools includes participation in all Revels Traditions programs.

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Who Can Join The Band of Fools?

The Band of Fools is open to revelers of all ages who are beginner or experienced instrument players.

Scholarships are available; no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Please contact 866-556-3083 or

Be a Backstage Reveler

Are you more of a behind-the-scenes type? If performing isn’t your thing, but you’d still like to be involved with Revels North, consider becoming a volunteer! Fill out this form, or contact to sign up!

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