2024 Music in the Park Concert Schedule

All Concerts at 7:00 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Band Shell

 Thursday, June 6- Chatfield Brass Band

Thursday, June 13- Chatfield Brass Band

Thursday, June 20- The Notochords Big Band     The Notochord Big Band was formed in 1949 as a group of Mayo clinic musicians who got together to play for staff parties.  They have been going strong since then and have played with many celebrities including Louis Armstrong, Al Hirt, and Jack Benny.  Although the musicians in the band have changed over the years, the band continues to be one of the most popular big bands in the area.  The Notochords play regularly throughout SE Minnesota and entertain audiences with their favorite jazz, ballads, swing, and Latin dance tunes. Bring your lawn chairs, grab some food, and enjoy a beautiful summer evening of music in the Chatfield City Park with the Notochords.

Thursday, June 27- Lost Faculties Classic Rock Band    This popular Rock and Roll band has been playing for for over 20 years throughout SE Minnesota. They play classic rock and roll with a touch of country and swing. The concert is free- dancing encouraged! Bring your lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a summer evening of great music.

Sunday, June 30- CBB Patriotic Concert  – Join us as we celebrate the music of  America and salute our Armed Forces.  In case of rain, concert will be held in Chatfield Center for the Arts.

Thursday, July 11- CBB Care Center Concert

Thursday, July 18 – CBB Concert with Wit’s End Theater

Thursday, July 25– Rutabaga Brothers R & B   The Rutabaga Brothers … an upbeat and danceable R & B combo that puts smiles on your faces because it “Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues.”With selections by such artists as Wilson Picket, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Delbert McClinton, The Blues Brothers, Eddie Floyd, Etta James, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed and many others, The Brothers will have you rockin’ your blues away. That’s the secret to the blues: Listening to it makes you feel happy.

Saturday, August 10 -Western Days  1:00 Parade 2:30 Concert

New members always welcome! 

The Brass (and woodwind) Band has begun rehearsals to prepare for the summer concert season.  This is a great time to join the band as we are just starting to learn new music.  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. Contact the director for more info here.

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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