Yes, its true! We've missed you! The Chatham Band will begin it's 89th Season on Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 8 PM in Kate Gould Park on beautiful Main Street in downtown Chatham Center! Concerts continue each Friday evening through September 3rd! We can't wait to see you! We've got so much to catch up on!

In Memoriam

We are sorry to announce the passing of a Chatham Band institution, Benjamin K. Goodspeed on January 26, 2021 at the age of 96 who has been a member of the band for more than 80 years. His father, George Sr. was one of the founding members of the band. His son, Benjamin C. Goodspeed sat next to him in the trumpet section on the bandstand until his unfortunate passing in October of 2019. His best friend was long time band member and conductor of the band for nearly twenty years, Maestro Kenneth Eldredge, who passed away in June of 2020. These men were Chatham Band legends. None of us will ever fill their shoes and the band will never be quite the same without them, but we hope to honor their memories and continue to make great music and memories in the future.

My best,
Tom Jahnke
Chatham Band Kapellmeister


Our very own Chatham is featured on "the Travel Channel." Their feature article, "10 Great Small Towns for Big Vacations" states:
    The seaside town of Chatham on the elbow of Cape Cod has public beaches perfect for playing and seashell collecting, as well as quiet inland freshwater ponds for kayaking and swimming. Its charming main street is lined with local shops and restaurants, and on Friday summer nights the Chatham Bandstand is hopping with live big band music. Cheer for the Chatham Anglers baseball team at Veterans Field, then enjoy a Cape Codder on Chatham Bars Inn’s porch.
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"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 OktoberfestOktoberfest 2016

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.

Mass Cultural Council logoSponsored 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 of the Cape Cod Chronicle.

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Chatham Bars Inn Chatham Squire Violet's & Jackie's Sandwich Town Band Wayside Inn
Candy Manor Cape Cod Photo, Art & Framing Yellow Umbrella Bookstore Dominic Boreffi of Gallery Antonia Buffy's Ice Cream Shop
The Brewster Band Carmines Pizza The Chatham Police Chatham Chamber of Commerce Harwich Town Band
Monomoy Coffee Company TD Bank North Outer Cape Chorale Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble The Laughing Elephant
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