Summer 2023 Concert Series- Music, food and fun!

As our 2023 concert season comes to an end we would like to express our appreciation to the following:

” This concert series is made possible through a Small Towns/Rural areas grant provided by the Southeastern MN Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Thank you!

¨ The city of Chatfield and the city crew that keep the park and bandshell in tip-top shape and support the band in many ways.

” The Stewartville Community band who joined us for the Patriotic Concert, and the Over 60 Band who joined us for the Western Days concert.  It was great fun! 

¨  Our concert sponsors: F & M Community Bank, Root River State Bank,  Chatfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197,Jerry and Elsie Narveson,  Chatfield Giese-Kelsey VFW Post 6913, Dennis and Mary Ludwig, Gary and Susan Johnson, and the families of Don Billman and Alta Reese. 

¨  The Chatfield News for printing our programs and articles each week.

¨  The Chatfield Center for the Arts (Mike Specht)  and the Chatfield Alliance (Sara Sturgis)  for collaborating with us to make the Thursday Nights in the Park bigger and better. 

¨  The amazing financial support we receive from many Chatfield community members and all of our band supporters. We appreciate each and every donation and use them with great care.  Thank you so much.

¨  You, the audience, for attending our concerts and showing your appreciation. It is our great pleasure to perform for you!

¨  As a band, we value each and every member and their dedication and commitment to this group.  These musicians show up on Thursday evenings to rehearse, have fun, and enjoy the great satisfaction of making music together.  Performances are the highlight of our year.  Thank you, Chatfield Brass Band members!






The Chatfield Brass (and woodwind) Band invites new members to join the group as they begin their winter rehearsals on Thursday, Jan. 26th.    Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Chatfield Elementary School band room. Rehearsal is cancelled for inclement weather. Check with someone before you head out!  Prospective members are encouraged to visit and join at any time.  Instrumentalists that haven’t played since high school or college will find understanding, fellow musicians who went through the same “lip-building” process when they joined the band. The band is a traditional concert band with woodwinds, brass and percussion. The director of the band is Carmen Narveson, retired Chatfield music teacher.

When you join the Chatfield Brass Band, you will find a group of musicians of all ages, from all walks of life, who come to the band because they love music, love to play their instruments, and enjoy playing in a quality group that is fun and active. It is a stress-free environment! The yearly schedule for the band includes a Holiday Concert in December, a series of “Concerts in the Park” in the summer, and parades and concerts in surrounding communities.   

The Chatfield Brass Band has a 53-year history and is well-known throughout the state. The band plays an active part in the Chatfield community and enjoys the support of the city and community members. As a non-profit corporation, they also own and operate the world-famous Chatfield Music Lending Library. Contact Carmen Narveson at 867-3315 or for more information.



The Chatfield Brass Band is a Community Band based in Chatfield, Minnesota that attracts adult musicians from throughout SE Minnesota.  Originally organized and incorporated as an all-male brass band, the group eventually evolved into a traditional Concert Band.  The band performs all genres of standard concert band music, borrowed from the immense collection of band literature in the Chatfield Music Lending Library.  Interested in joining the band? Find out more details here.

We proudly partner with the Chatfield Center for the Arts and Wits’ End Theater to contribute to the thriving arts scene in Chatfield and SE Minnesota.  We encourage you to visit each website and explore the many excellent concert and theater events available throughout the year. We hope to see you soon!

The mission of the Chatfield Brass Band, Inc. is to preserve band music and the legacy of its performance.

Chatfield Brass Band 50th Anniversary Program Video- June 28, 2019- here

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