More success for LGB at the regionals

LGB made the annual pilgrimage to Stevenage on Saturday 17 March, this time to participate in the third section of the London and Southern Counties regional heat of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain (following our promotion from the fourth section last year). The day started well, with an early morning mention from […]

Everyone’s welcome at our Birthday party!

In April 2012 we will be celebrating the 90th Birthday of our band. This year is particularly special, as it also marks the 10th anniversary of the move to our home in Lewes. This seemed like a good excuse for a party, so we’ll be holding a concert at 3pm on Sunday 22nd April 2012 […]

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.  […]

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 […]