We are a 5-member brass ensemble specializing in wedding Ceremonies & Cocktail Hours. We charge $400 for the Ceremony and $400 for Cocktail Hour, and if $600 for both. 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:
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!
15 Reviews for Chamberlain Brass
Recommended by 100% of couples
Liliana · Married on 05/08/2021
The Chamberlain Brass group was awesome!
The Chamberlain Brass group was awesome! great mix of songs, extremely high energy. On top of that, they were super nice to deal with and all-around nice people. Everything we asked of them was executed perfectly. No words can't thank themSent on 06/08/2021
Jim M. · Married on 02/03/2021
We hired the Chamberlain Brass Quintet to play for our son's wedding service. They have a huge repertoire, from traditional wedding music to jazz to pop. They were very receptive to our choices of music. Most importantly, they played beautifully. Highly recommended!Sent on 03/16/2020
Tiffany · Married on 03/22/2018
The Chamberlain Brass Group did a outstanding job for my wedding at the Park Chateau. Franco scheduled a meeting with us (he even went out of his way to a location that was convenient to us) and he was nothing short of professional. He we delightful and answered all of our questions and put us at ease. Franco was extremely accommodating in all of our requests and very economical. Highly recommend!Sent on 04/10/2018
He was always to quick to respond by email or phone call. Franco worked with me to create a beautiful music selection to fit the elegance of our wedding. He showed up early, and played for the both ceremony and cocktail hour. His staff (5 piece) looked fantastic - dressed for the part in suit and ties. All of my guests raved on how lovely and professional they were.
You will not be disappointed. Thank You!!!!
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Team of Chamberlain Brass
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 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.
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 Bachelor’s Degree in horn performance from the New England Conservatory. There, she was a scholarship and Dean’s 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.