Special guest star boosts carolling takings

LGB entertained the Christmas shoppers of Lewes on Sunday 18 December. It being the night after the band’s Christmas dinner at the Green Man, Ringmer (great food, by the way) there were one or two sore heads around – but nevertheless we raised a fantastic £189.22 (and 30 cents). Thanks to everyone who threw us […]

Phil and Dennis do us proud

Phil Goldsmith (solo cornet) and LGB President Dennis Wilby recently travelled to Twickenham for The Duke of Cambridge Day (Corps of Army Music Day) which is based on the Duke having founded Kneller Hall, The Royal Military School of Music. To celebrate this special event, the RASC / RCT Musicians’ Association Concert Band, (consisting of […]

New members make their mark

In the past few months LGB has welcomed several new members who have quickly made an impression. Jo Highfield (trombone) delighted the audience with her interpretation of ‘When I’m 64′ at the MacMillan concert in October, which was her first with the band. She delighted the band members even more when, in the pub after […]

Daniel’s Remembrance Day to remember

LGB would like to (slightly belatedly) congratulate Daniel Starnes, whose first full job with the band was on 13th November at the Remembrance Parade in Ringmer. Well done on doing a great job Daniel – and we look forward to seeing more of you in the future!

LGB raise money for Macmillan

On 22nd October LGB performed at the All Souls Church in Eastbourne to celebrate the centenary of the Macmillan Charity. We’re very proud to say that a massive £940 was raised through the event, and both LGB Brass and Macmillan would like to thank all those who attended and made donations. All that’s left to […]

Disappointment at 4th Section National Finals

We had a disappointing result at the 4th Section National Finals yesterday in Cheltenham.  The band were placed 13th by adjudicators Stan Lippeatt and Barry Thompson.  On the brighter side, we were placed higher than 6 of the other competitors! Ian, our MD, was very pleased with the way the band played and was happy […]

Thank you Avonbank!

LGB would like to thank Avonbank Brass Band of Evesham, in particular Carole Smith, for lending us their bandroom for our pre-contest rehearsal on Saturday. Not only did Carole provide very comprehensive instructions meaning nobody got lost on the way, the band also laid on tea and biscuits for us all after our rehearsal (including […]

Come and hear us – indoors, for free, and with cake!

With less than two weeks to go before we head off to Cheltenham for the National Finals on 24th September, LGB are inviting our friends, family and any other supporters out there to come along to our open rehearsal on Thursday 22nd September. We’ll be at the All Saints Centre, Friar’s Walk, Lewes from 8pm […]

Exam success for LGB members

Thursday 18 August was A-Level results day and among those waiting to find out if they’d got the grades they needed to get into their chosen universities were LGB members Lucy Sullivan (cornet), Katie Ribbons (percussion), Michael Frost (trombone) and Patrick Ashcroft (trombone). Well we always knew they were a bright bunch and now they’ve […]

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 […]