The Chatham Band will be having a very important birthday this year! The celebrated Cape Cod musical group is turning 85 years young! Since 1932, the band has been playing summer concerts in the center of Chatham (with a brief hiatus during World War II) to the delight of hundreds of thousands of people. This year will be no exception! The Governor has issued a citation recognizing our 85th anniversary.
We’ll start the season on June 30th at 8 PM and play every Friday night until September 1st at Kate Gould Park. At various concerts, we might even surprise you with special guest appearances as well as birthday-themed songs!
We’ll be playing an additional concert on Monday, July 17th at 7 PM at the Dennis Village Green on Route 6A, just across from the world renowned Dennis Playhouse.
We’re sure to please the crowds at Chatham’s Oktoberfest on October 21st! We hope to bring back a time-honored tradition and play a holiday concert in December! Come celebrate this important milestone with us.
"It's Band Time in Chatham"
This often heard expression in this great, little Cape Cod Town, was probably coined in 1945 when Chatham Band concerts started after World War II. Some of the young men returning from all over the world, had used their instruments during the war years, and others had to dust them off, and get their lips in shape. More...
In the News: Chatham Band Entertains at Successful Oktoberfest
Once again, the town of Chatham held its annual Oktoberfest with the Chatham Band as the opening musical act. For the third year in a row, the now 85 year old band entertained kids and kids at heart at Kate Gould Park at the Whit Tileston Bandstand.
Sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the band performed some of its most beautiful pieces like a medley from the "Sound of Music" as well as numerous rousing polkas to get everyone up and dancing. With a generous grant from the MCC, the band was able to purchase new music for this event! Though the weather was a bit overcast, it didn't deter the Children's Costume Parade, complete with a wonderful youngster wearing a full band uniform and drumming to his heart's content. Photo by Kat Szmit.
Read all about the band's "Passing of the baton" and about the winners of the "Guest conductor" silent auction.
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Listen to Chatham Band play! Click here for our Music page
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