The Band Remembers in November

The first couple of weeks of November are always busy for LGB Brass, and this year was no exception. We kicked things off at Lewes bonfire on the 5th – our second bonfire of the season, having been part of festivities at Hailsham a couple of weeks earlier. Commercial Square Bonfire Society, as ever, made […]

Ash is off to a great start

Training band member Ash Richardson has been awarded the Mayor’s Cup for Most Improved Young Player 2018, receiving the cup and a £50 Bonners voucher kindly gifted by the Mayor’s office. The cup was donated in 2009 by Councillor Mike Chartier, and was presented this year by the current Mayor of Lewes, Councillor Janet Baah. […]

Blowing our own trumpets

The LGB Brass fanfare trumpet crew was out in a slightly drizzly Lewes again at the end of March, supporting the inauguration of the High Sheriffs of East and West Sussex. This has become a regular job for a section of the band, and it’s always enjoyable doing something a bit different. If you’ve like […]

A day of firsts

Well. It’s been nearly a week now, but it still doesn’t quite feel real. On Sunday 18 March LGB Brass travelled to Stevenage to take part in the London and Southern Counties regional contest of the National Brass Band Championships. The pilgrimage to Hertfordshire is an annual one for the band, and 2018 would be […]

Tom and Emma at the finish line

No half measures for LGB Brass members

On Sunday 4 March LGB’s repiano cornet player Emma Ruffle took on the Eastbourne Half Marathon in support of mental health charity Mind. The band were well represented at the event, with flugel/bass player Alex Emberley appearing at the start on behalf of the RNLI, and former member Tom Elliott joining Emma on the course […]

Come and hear Gordon Campbell in concert with LGB

You are hereby cordially invited to our forthcoming concert, featuring Gordon Campbell in an evening of Big Band music and Brass Band favourites. Gordon is one of the country’s leading trombone players, has been lead trombone in the BBC Big Band since 1984, and has played along side (among others) Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald and […]

Proud of our Boobs

LGB ladies Christina Kearley, Angela Holloway, Shirley Eyles, Jane Stewart and Jane Humberstone, alongside regular helpers Hilary Lowe (Brighton and Hove City Brass) and Sharon McCallum (Burry Port), played this weekend at the Boobs n’ Brass (South) concert at St. John’s Church, West Byfleet. The concert was conducted by LGB Band President Dennis Wilby, and raised a magnificent £1,597.50 for the Breast […]