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Chamberlain Brass

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$600 Most Popular Price

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$600 Most Popular Price

We are a 5-member brass ensemble specializing in wedding Ceremonies & Cocktail Hours. For Ceremonies we play classical music and for Cocktail Hour we play jazz, but of course we will do whatever the Bride & Groom want! This includes Pop, Latin, Broadway or any combination of the above.

Because we are a brass ensemble (no amplification), we are perfect for outdoor weddings, large halls, churches or other such spaces were a string quartet or flute/harp duo will just not fill up the space and provide the thrill that you need at your wedding.

The wedding ceremony/cocktail hour package includes:

  • 30min of prelude music while your guests are being seated
  • All processional music for the wedding party and the bride
  • Any music during the ceremony, for example candle lighting, communion, sand ceremony, etc
  • Recessional music for you and the wedding party.
  • One hour of relaxed jazz for your cocktail hour as the guest unwind after the ceremony

All of this is with 5 brass musicians (2 trumpets, 1 french horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba)

The members of The Chamberlain Brass have performed with The New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera, The American Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and many other top ensembles in New York City and beyond.

We work with you one on one to coordinate the music for your event from repertoire, energy level and instrumentation to schedule and more. We will discuss the event schedule and all other details will be laid out in advance with a written contract so the music takes care of itself, everything flows smoothly and professionally, and you can focus your energies where they are needed!

We charge $400 for the Ceremony and $400 for Cocktail Hour, and if $600 for both.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$400

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$600

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Music During Breaks
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Brass - Quintet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Trumpet

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Liability Insurance
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
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    Perfect day

    Hired the Chamberlain Brass for my wedding on January 7, 2022 for my church ceremony, cocktail hour and first dance.

    Franco was so accommodating in helping decide my music, the timeline, and was so quick and professional responding to my emails and calls.

    On the day of my wedding, they were perfect. They sounded beautiful and made me feel so special coming down the aisle of my church. At cocktail hour they really set the mood and our first dance was so memorable, we got so many compliments. They were exactly what I envisioned for my wedding day.

    Thank you Chamberlain Brass!!!
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    5-star: personalized, professional and perfect!

    The event director at our venue, Westchester Country Club, recommended The Chamberlain Brass to my fiance and I for something elegant and different than the usual strings or guitar. We could not be more pleased. From beginning to end, our interaction with the group was seamless. They worked with us to create a bespoke program of music, even learning a new song or two to play at our wedding. We wanted a New Orleans style caravan following our wedding into our cocktail hour and they were not only game, they were excited. Responses to emails were timely, as was their arrival. The value of this group cannont be underestimated. I'd recommmend them to any bride, host or hostess, or organization, to add something special, elegant, and FUN. "Lively" is how our event director described them, and they were exactly that. 5 star, highly recommended.
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    Dependable, talented and accommodating

    The Chamberlain Brass is a wonderful group of devoted, sensitive and talented musicians. It was a privilege to have them premiere the music I composed for my wedding. They were committed, generous, helpful, very accommodating and joyful throughout the whole process. We also had to change the date of our wedding and they were so kind and flexible. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them. I very enthusiastically recommend them to you!
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Franco Finstad
Franco Finstad
Owner


Franco FinstadFranco Finstad started his brass quintet career with the Brass Act Brass Quintet of Northern California, with whom he played for 10 years. Upon moving to New York City in 2002 he found that there was a need for a quality brass group that could span all the styles and genres demanded by New York audiences. This led him to establish The Chamberlain Brass in 2010.

Mr. Finstad has bachelors in Physical Sciences from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Music from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with members of the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra, and American Brass Quintet. He played principal trumpet with the UC Berkeley Orchestra and toured the country with the Black Diamond Jazz Band. He has also led his own jazz quartet in New York City playing at Detour and Kavehaz. He continues to freelance in New York City in both the classical and jazz genres. He lives with his wife and two children on the Upper West Side.

Terry Szor
Terry Szor
1st Trumpet

Terry Szor has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Bronx Arts Ensemble among many others. He has performed for several Broadway shows, Radio City Music Hall, numerous television and radio commercials and soundtracks for video games. As a member of the award winning (Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Fischoff, etc.) Saturday Brass Quintet, Mr. Szor performed recitals and led educational programs at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He performs as the principal trumpet with Opera Saratoga, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. As a freelance educator he has taught and performed extensively in the NYC area. He has taught through the Center for Arts Education, New York Young Audiences, Midori and Friends, The Juilliard School, Queens Symphony Orchestra among others. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.

Patty Schmitt
Patty Schmitt
French Horn

Pennsylvania native Patty Schmitt, made her way to New York City in 2003, immediately jumpstarting her freelance career by becoming a French hornist for three local orchestras and a brass quintet. In seasons past, Ms. Schmitt performed with numerous local orchestras, opera companies, chamber groups, choirs and dance ensembles. Ms. Schmitt has sustained current positions in approximately three dozen professional music ensembles around New York City metropolitan area, one of which invited her to perform as a soloist in 2010. In 2003, Ms. Schmitt received a Bachelors Degree in horn performance from the New England Conservatory. There, she was a scholarship and Deans List student under the tutelage of members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Baroque horn sections. During her time in Boston, Ms. Schmitt gave four solo recitals and was active in chamber music. Since her career in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area began, Ms. Schmitt has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Town Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, New York City Center, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Center, Bergen PAC and Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

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390 West End Ave Apt 4D, Apt 4D New York, NY, 10024
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