145 years of music in Chester.

Founded in 1873 and incorporated in 1906, the Chester Brass Band is a British-style brass ensemble based in Chester, Nova Scotia. The band is a non-profit volunteer organization, funded wholly by its membership, concert series, and local patrons.

The Chester Brass Band’s repertoire includes classical works, marches, hymns, popular melodies and original works written or arranged specifically for brass band. The band also includes smaller subgroups: a Dixieland band, stage band and small brass ensembles.

The band has performed around Nova Scotia and across the world, often accompanying guest choirs, vocalists and instrumental soloists of distinction. On five occasions, Chester Brass was a top-three finisher at the International Brass Band Championships.

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The band has been led since 2000 by Commander (Ret.) George Morrison, a musician and educator with over 40 years of experience.

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The Chester Brass Band is made up entirely of volunteers. Meet the talented musicians who who bring our performances to life.

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Do you like to perform interesting music for discerning audiences? Why not try us out? We can always use more players!

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