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 […]

Well done Christina and Adam!

They made it… LGB Brass members Adam Kearley (solo cornet) and Christina Farey (soprano cornet) walked 21 miles from Claydon Windmill to Alfriston via Firle Beacon on the hottest day of the year so far. But it’s not too late to sponsor them! All that hard work was for the benefit of the British Heart […]

LGB Brass wins scaba Entertainment Contest

LGB Brass took first place at the scaba Entertainment Contest at The Hawth, Crawley, on Sunday May 15th. The band beat off competition from seven other bands from across the south of England in the B section of the contest. Each band played a short programme and was judged on music, entertainment value and deportment. […]

Ashley wins “Most Improved Player” trophy

Ashley Carter has received the Mayor of Lewes Trophy for the Most Improved Player of 2011. The cup was presented at the band’s rehearsal on Thursday April 28th by the Mayor Of Lewes, Cllr Micheal Turner. Ashley, who lives in Lewes, plays cornet in LGB’s training band and is a student at Ringmer Community College. […]

LGB Brass win 4th section contest

LGB Brass is officially the best 4th section band in the London and Southern Counties region. The band won the National Brass Band Championships regional contest at Stevenage today (Sunday March 20th), beating 15 other bands. The result means LGB Brass qualifies for the 4th section National Brass Band Championships in September for the second […]