Minor Mishap: Press Kit

photo by Ed Lehmann
photo by Jordan Hefler

Performance at HONK!TX

Who are we?

Minor Mishap Marching Band is a 25-piece cacophonous funk brass band from Austin, TX. For 10 years, we’ve been performing in unexpected places and ways – a 90 foot wide flotilla on the lake, in the backs of pedicabs, climbing the trees at our local farm, or wandering through your neighborhood. We’ve performed in Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans, and had two tours to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We’ve played at Austin City Limits Festival, on MTV with Childish Gambino, Sierra Nevada’s national Octoberfest, and our original music was featured on the Netflix series Fargo. Most of our music is composed by bandleader Datri Bean, and is danceable, upbeat, and fun. No matter where we play, our favorite thing to do is play music and connect with people.


Fuck You, I’m a Wizard
Like Sugar
Space Dog
Lizard Mating Dance
photo by Stephen Pruitt

Festivals and Venues

  • MTV with Childish Gambino
  • Paramount Theater with Nick Offerman
  • ACL Live with Rebirth Brass Band
  • Austin City Limits Festival with My Brightest Diamond
  • Official Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans
  • Festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Tour de Fat
  • Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest
  • Austin Music Awards
  • Antone’s
  • Beauty Ballroom
  • Continental Club
  • La Zona Rosa
  • The Parish
  • HONK! Boston
  • HONK!WEST, Seattle
  • and many, many more…
  • Netflix series Fargo
  • The Cooking Channel’s Nadia’s Bitchin’ Kitchen

About composer Datri Bean

Datri Bean is the composer and bandleader for Minor Mishap Marching Band. In addition to leading this 25-piece band, she plays piano and sings in various other projects, and she has played all over the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall in London, Conan, WIlco’s Solid Sound Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Royce Hall, and more.

“Happy is back!”

– Austin Chronicle

“It’s as if all the hooligans that got kicked out of marching band for their boisterousness and punk rock covers came together and formed a circus-punk-brass band.”

— Do512

“The Minor Mishap Marching Band created a musical spectacle unmatched this side of New Orleans or a Mummers Parade.”

— Austin American-Statesman