Contest success again for LGB

After spending yesterday warming up at a surprisingly sunny Ringmer Fete, LGB successfully defended their crown as Entertainments King of the B Section of the scaba Entertainment Contest today at The Hawth in Crawley.  The judge was Bob Childs, MD of the number one ranking band in the world (Cory) and a very well respected adjudicator.  He said […]

Success at spring contest

Sunday 29th April saw the band travelling up the A23 to The Hawth Theatre in Crawley.  We were there to take part in the scaba Spring Contest. The band duly arrived at the appointed time and got themselves ready to take on the other 7 bands competing in the Second Section. We had drawn to […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]