Chatfield Brass Band invites new members

If area residents play an instrument and would like to join a vibrant community band, they are hereby invited to join the Chatfield Brass (and woodwind) Band.

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Chatfield Elementary School band room. The first rehearsal of the season will be on Thursday, Sept. 19. 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 group currently has 40 very active musicians and would like to build on that number to ensure that the band continues to be a strong and sustainable organization. 

 The director of the band is Carmen Narveson, retired elementary music teacher at Chatfield.  

When joining the Chatfield Brass Band, members 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 15 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.   

The Chatfield Brass Band has a 50-year history and is well known throughout the state. The group plays an active part in the Chatfield community and enjoys the support of the city and community members. As a non-profit corporation, the band owns the Chatfield Music Lending Library and support its efforts.

To learn more about the band, visit its website at, or contact Carmen Narveson at 507-867-3315 or for more information.