Thanks and appreciation as we close our summer concert season

Eight concerts, four parades, forty band members,  over 1500 total audience members, and a bunch of fun  equals a successful summer season for the Chatfield Brass Band.  Not only do the Chatfield Brass Band members play beautifully, but they contribute in many ways to the nuts and bolts of the organization and the concert series. Setting up, taking down, working on music folders, finding “ringers”, keeping the conductor in line- everyone in the band contributes in some way to help make our performances go smoothly. We have a wonderful group of musicians!

Our  concert series and parades wouldn’t be possible without the support of many people and organizations. We receive a Small Towns grant from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Clutural Heritage Fund, paid for by the voters of Minnesota.  We appreciate our concert sponsors: James Martin, F and M Community Bank, the children of Wayne and Charlotte Stephens, Dean and Teresa Narveson, Jerry and Elsie Narveson, the Class of ’68 and the Class of ’58.  Our local businesses- Threads, Cabin Coffee, Cramer Car Wash, Silver Grill,  Jacs, Root River State Bank, Chatfield News, Bluff Country News, Fillmore County Journal and Computer Danamics- provided publicity, donations, and gift certificates for our concerts.  And of course, we can’t live without the fresh popcorn and refreshments provided each week by the Root River Rabbits 4-H Club.

We are grateful throughout the year, but especially in the summer,  to the City of Chatfield staff and the Chatfield City Crew for their hard work and to CCTV  for recording our concerts for the local cable station.

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.

Check out KSMQ’s “Off 90” episode featuring the Chatfield Brass Band and Music Lending Library. This program gives an excellent overview of the work we do and the people behind our success.