Welcome to the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band Home
Formed in 1996, the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band is comprised of amateur and professional musicians from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Following the brass banding tradition, we are an all-volunteer organization. The band performs a varied repertoire of contemporary and traditional brass band music throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
On April 13, 2013, the band wonFirst Placein our division in the North American Brass Band Association Competition held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
On March 30, 2012, the band won Second Place in our division in the North American Brass Band Association Competition, held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
On April 17, 2010, the band won Second Place in our division in the North American Brass Band Association Competition in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Listen to the world premiere of Daniel Despins "Forgotten Hearts"
This live performance of "Forgotten Hearts" was performed by the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band on April 29, 2017.
Daniel Despins (b. 1994) composes contemporary classical music flavored with many different styles, including jazz, rock, folk, and traditional music, with strong influences from neo-Romantic music of the 20th and 21st centuries. He has written for large instrumental and chamber ensembles, as well as smaller works for duets and solo instruments. Last year, his work for wind quintet, “Medusa,” received third place in the 2016 American Prize Competition in chamber music composition, in the student division; and most recently, he won the 2017 Gregory Andrew Paroulek Award in Composition, which is given to outstanding composers studying at the University of Delaware. Mr. Despins currently resides in Newark, Delaware, where he studies music composition at the University of Delaware, under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer Barker."