The Chatham Brass (a.k.a CCB-Brass Ensemble) is comprised of five and sometimes more Chatham Community Band musicians. It was formed in 2004 to augment the band by providing an intimate musical entertainment experience. This has been achieved with return performances at nursing homes in Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Morris Plains, New Providence, and at Runnells Hospital, at seniors residences in Basking Ridge, Chatham Township, Maplewood and Morris Plains, for AARP chapters in Bernards Township and Summit and for seniors groups in Chatham, Liberty Corner, Millburn-Short Hills, New Providence, Summit, Washington Township, and West Orange. The Chatham Brass has also participated in church events and services in Chatham Borough, Green Village and Little Falls. Recent public appearances include venues such as the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms' Family Day events in 2008 and 2009 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Millburn's 2009 Summer Concert Series, the Livingston Mall pre-Christmas and pre-Easter, family concerts at the Library of the Chathams, Chatham's Fishawack 2008 and ChathamFest 2009, multiple appearances at the American Legion in Millburn, for the Chatham Kiwanis, at the 2008 and 2009 Chatham Farmers' Market, the 2009 Millburn Farmers' Market and in Millburn's 2009 Snowflake Parade.
Chatham Brass' reward is positive audience feedback. Its growing repertoire includes music for the holiday season and for St. Patrick's Day, lots of ragtime and marches, popular standards, Broadway tunes, polkas, oom-pah music and classical works popularized by world-famous brass quintets.