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The Chatfield Brass Band blows out a tune during the Rochesterfest Grand Parade last year in Rochester.

CHATFIELD — The Chatfield Brass Band will toot its own horn with a concert honoring its 50 years of music.

The concert, dubbed “Music and Memories,” will be held at 2 p.m., June 29 at Chatfield’s Potter Auditorium located in the Chatfield Center for the Arts. In addition to the concert, The Music Lending Library at 81 Library Lane in Chatfield will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day.

The band was formed in 1969 by the late Jim Perkins. Perkins, a Chatfield attorney and trombone player, not only founded the band but made the Music Lending Library a resource of musical treasures.

The concert will be filled with music by the Chatfield Brass Band and will include a slide show, a historical review and a tribute to Perkins. The band will recognize the people and organizations whose involvement and support have contributed to the continued success of the band.

Former members are invited to participate in the mass band, and more information is available on the band’s website or by emailing

A light reception and fellowship time will follow the concert in the Legion Room in the Chatfield Center for the Arts.

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Brian Todd is a 1997 graduate of Nebraska-Omaha. He covers Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona and Houston counties and writes a weekly column about the life of a reporter.