Thank you Concentus

If you’re not careful, brass banding can get a bit formulaic. You trundle along with the usual cycle of contests, summer fetes, Christmas carolling and bandstand performances, staying in your comfort zone in terms of music, venues and audiences. Every so often though, you need to mix things up a bit, and responsibility for keeping […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scrooge comes to town!

The Lewes Glynde and Beddingham (LGB) Brass Band performed ‘A Christmas Carol’ with a twist (!) last Saturday at the All Saints Arts Centre in Lewes – three narrators telling Dickens’ story accompanied by a variety of Christmas music, from Tchaikovsky’s  Nutcracker to Howard Blake’s Walking in the Air. Put together by Ian Stewart, LGB’s […]

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 […]