Band – Concerts

 2017 Chatfield “Music in the Park” 

Summer Concert Series and Parade Dates


Thursday, June 8            Chatfield Brass Band      Food by Silver Grill 6-7:30                                                    Special guest: Tiffany Strande, Violin
 In honor of Curt and Barb Peterson’s 60th Anniversary    
Thursday, June 15            Chatfield Brass Band        Food by Silver Grill  6-7:30                                                Sponsored by F & M Community Bank with free ice cream treats  
Thursday, June 22            Chatfield Brass Band     Food by Silver Grill 6-7:30                                                  Sponsored by the family of Wayne and Charlotte Stephens    
Thursday, June 29            Chatfield Brass Band     Food served by Silver Grill 6-7:30                                     Sponsored by Dean and Teresa Narveson
Thursday, July 6               Chatfield Brass Band Patriotic  Concert   Rain location: Potter Auditorium             Concert  Soloists:  Mary Ludwig,  Joe Chase                              Sponsored by Olmsted Medical Center
Food served by the Chatfield Commercial Club       Free Root Beer Floats by Chatfield American Legion
Thursday, July 13              Chatfield Brass Band Care Center Concert  7:00                                                            Join us for music and an ice cream social with our friends at the Care Center.
Sunday, July 16                 CBB Pilot Mound Concert     Barbeques and pie  6:00-7:30                                            Take a scenic drive to Pilot Mound! Come early for BBQs, homemade pie and ice cream.
Thursday, July 20              Guest Group-Jack Brass Band         Rain location: Chatfield Lutheran    Food served by R4 Meats         A talented New Orleans style jazz group from the Twin Cities
Thursday, July 27              Guest Group-The Lost Faculties  Food served by Silver Grill 6-7:30                            A SE Minnesota favorite, this group plays your favorite hits in all styles.
Saturdy, August 12          Chatfield Western Days- Parade 1:00  Concert 2:30                                                          Concert sponsored by Olmsted Medical Group
Sunday, Sept. 10              Kellogg Watermelon Days Parade 2:00
The band’s purpose is threefold: 1) to provide opportunities for amateur musicians to perform and grow musically; 2) to enhance the quality of life in Chatfield and the surrounding  areas and 3) to continue Chatfield’s proud tradition as “Bandtown, U.S.A.”
The band, founded by the late Jim Perkins in 1969,  has more than 40 members ranging in age from 15 to 90. With diverse backgrounds and occupations, they gather from throughout southeastern Minnesota and volunteer their time and talents to make the Chatfield Brass Band the successful organization it is today. Director Carmen Narveson is a retired  elementary music teacher in the Chatfield school system.
Article: Chatfield Brass Band Invites New Members
The Chatfield Brass Band is busy preparing for a brand new season of rehearsals and concerts.  As they look forward to their 50th anniversary in 2019, the Board of Directors has set a goal for “50 by the 50th!” –  that is- fifty band members by 2019.  The band currently has 35 very active musicians and would like to build on that number to ensurethat the band continues to be a strong and sustainable organization.
Carmen Narveson, director, says of the initiative, “While we have a great, talented group of musicians in our band, we invite other instrumentalists who love playing their instruments to join in the fun.”   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 elementary music teacher at Chatfield.
Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Chatfield Elementary School band room. 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 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 band members hail from fifteen different communities. 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.Ready to go on the bandwagon for the Rochesterfest parade.
The Chatfield Brass Band has a 47 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 the Chatfield Music Lending Library and support its efforts. Contact Carmen Narveson at 867-3315 or for more information. (Published Sept 2016)