Band + fireworks = great night out

Get your tickets while you still can folks – this Saturday marks a highlight of the LGB calendar – ‘Proms in the Paddock’. If you fancy an evening of great music, all topped off with fireworks (in traditional Lewes style), then get yourself down to the Paddock in Lewes on Saturday night. Gates open at […]

August nostalgia on Eastbourne Bandstand

During the summer season the list of bands performing on Eastbourne Bandstand usually has a familiar ring to it. But this year, on Sunday, August 11th, a new name will appear, The Royal Corps of Transport Association Concert Band. This will be a name unfamiliar to regular bandstand patrons and even to many local musicians. […]

Calling all groupies

LGB would like to invite you to an open rehearsal to listen to the band in our final preparations for a big competition in Stevenage.  We will be competing against 14 other bands, all playing the same piece of music!  The piece is called “Hollywood!” and it’s by Goff Richards.  It’s not your usual testpiece […]

Band has busy Remembrance Day

Sunday 11th November was, for obvious reasons, a very busy day for the band. Adam Kearley, LGB’s bumper, represented the band in the Memorial Garden in Newhaven, playing the Last Post and Reveille; Phil Goldsmith was out doing the honours with the Royal British Legion in East Dean, whilst the rest of LGB took part […]

LGB celebrate in style

Sunday 22nd April saw us celebrate our 90th birthday in style, with a concert at what sometimes feels like our second home, Lewes Town Hall. The programme featured solos from former member James Emberley on euphonium, as well as from current members Tony Line (also on euph) and Simon Emberley (cornet). The LGB training band […]

Busy weekend – or what?!

Friday 10th Feb saw a few LGB members hot-footing it to Ringmer Community College to help me (with my scaba hat on) set up for the Solo, Quartet and Ensemble Contest.  That done, we prepared for the journey to Dover the following day. The band had entered the new DFDS Seaways Open Brass Band Contest.  […]

Fireworks in Lewes? Surely not…

You’d be forgiven for thinking Lewes was a bit obsessed with fireworks… And it’s not even November yet! LGB’s successful performance at the 2011 Proms in the Paddock on 6th August finished with a rousing performance of the 1812 Overture – topped off by residents of Lewes doing what they do best. This year a […]