It's 2020 in Chatham!

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Can you believe it’s 2020! We hope all is well with you! This will be year 88 for the Chatham Band. Since 1932, the band has been playing weekly Summer Friday Night concerts on Main Street in Chatham Center. We are looking forward to another fun and successful season filled with music and magic!

This year begins with rehearsals starting on Monday, February 24th at the Monomoy Regional Middle School on Crowell Road. Rehearsals continue every Monday (with the exception of school holidays and closings) until June 29th. Our summer concert season starts officially on Friday, July 3rd at 8 PM at the Whit Tileston Bandstand in Kate Gould Park and runs for 10 weeks, ending with our last concert on September 4th. Tom Jahnke will be leading the band again for his 7th year as our Kapellmeister. My how time flies!

As always, we'll be in the Chatham Independence Day Parade on the morning of July 4th! We’ll also be playing for Chatham’s Oktoberfest in the fall as well as hosting our 4th annual “Pancakes and Pajamas Breakfast” and even a traditional Holiday Concert in December!

We hope to see you this year at one or all of our concerts! There’s singing, dancing, marching around the bandstand, and of course the Bunny Hop! Come join the fun that hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed. “Band Time in Chatham” is just around the corner!


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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