Welcome to our website
This is the website of the world famous Littlehampton Concert Band. We are a community focused concert band based in Littlehampton, West Sussex on the south coast of England.
The aim of our website is to provide all the background information you could ever need about the band as well as providing regular updates about forthcoming concerts and events.
You'll also find samples of the band, media cuttings and photos so there is plenty to see on the site. And if you have any feedback, feel free to get in touch.
Poppy Appeal Concert - Wonderful success
Well, what a fun, moving, but most of all, successful concert our Poppy Appeal concert was. A joint effort between the Bognor Regis Concert Band and Littlehampton Concert Band took quite some organising but it was worth every minute.
Littlehampton started the show with the National Anthem followed by 3 pieces linked to the 1st and 2nd world wars. Bognor then took over with 4 great performances including a wonderful tribute selection to the great Louis Armstrong. But the second half was where the real action was as both bands merged into one.
The combined group performed music from Glen Miller, the Dam Busters march, and music from Saving Private Ryan. The most moving part was a beautiful version of the Last Post combined with the hymn Abide With Me. The whole evening was compered by Richard Andrews and together, the whole event raised over £1,000 for the Poppy Appeal. Thank you to everyone involved.
Poppy Appeal: Massive Joint Concert
We've had such a great year so far and it keeps coming with a huge joint concert between the Littlehampton Concert Band and Bognor Regis Concert Band. It's all in aid of the Poppy Appeal and will feature a fantastic range of music from the last 100 years.
Each band will perform a section on their own, before combining their forces for an unbelievable second half. It promises to be a wonderful evening and all for a great cause.
The concert is on Friday 7th November 2014 at St. Paul's Church, Chichester. It all starts at 7:30pm so come along and support this excellent event.
Chichester Half Marathon
Congratulations to all the runners in this year's Chichester Half Marathon. You all did a great job and from what we saw, seemed to be really enjoying the event, especially the downhill part!
It was wonderful to perform for you all at the top of the Trundle so we hope it gave you a lift and inspired you along the way. Thanks to the organisers for sorting it all out and we hope to do the same next year.
There was nothing black and white about our 'Chess' themed Last Night of the Proms.
We're used to getting great audiences at the proms and this year was no exception - a full house were in fine voice and gave their all waving flags and joining in the fun of our Proms concert.
The theme was the game of 'Chess'with music from the musical Chess, and a variety of pieces to represent the... um... pieces! The second half was naturally filled with all the greats like Nimrod, Pomp Á Circumstances, and Jerusalem.
A great night was had by all so if you haven't got it in your diary for next year yet, let me give you fair warning - It will be Saturday 26th September 2014 at the Woodlands Centre, Rustington.
Fantastic Summer Season
It's been a little while since we updated this site but it's because we've been so busy. And what a summer season we have had. Highlights include a wonderful afternoon in Arundel by the river, performing for our biggest audience yet at Proms in the Paddock in Lewis, a great Birthday Concert, and even performing at our conductor Bob's wedding.
If that was not enough, we even found time to have a little jaunt over to Jersey where we gave three performances including a very memorable concert with the Jersey Big Band. It wasn't all work as you can probably imagine - we had lots of fun, a trip to the War Museum, tour of the island, and a great evening dinner dance all included.
So what have we got planned for the Autumn I hear you ask - It's the Last Night of the Proms in Littlehampton in September, a very special joint concert with the Bognor Regis Concert Band plus a performance at the Weald & Downland Museum in November, then 3 Christmas concerts in December. Busy busy but all good fun so make sure you come and join us.
Andre Rieu Concert a HUGE success
The Littlehampton Concert Band put on a Viennese concert in the style of music legend Andre Rieu and the packed house at Littlehampton's Windmill Theatre loved every minute. The band played a variety of music including marches, waltzes and polkas and the crowd cheered and tapped their feet all the way through.
Conductor, Bob Haselip, admitted he did not play the violin but did perform the Carnival of Venice with the band on Flute. Other highlights included the Radetsky March, Rossini's Thievish Magpie overture, but best of all the Beautiful Blue Danube waltz.
It was a fantastic night and there are some great pictures, thanks to Nick Barnes for his photography. It was so good, we're going to have to do it again next year!
Littlehampton Carol Service
Our next concert is the traditional carol service at St. Mary's Church in Littlehampton. Children from several local schools will also be performing.
The concert is on Thursday 11th December 2014 at 7pm in St. Mary's Church, Littlehampton.
Want to know more? See the Littlehampton Proms page for all the details.
Don't forget to check out the 2014 concerts page for our whole list of other great concerts.
Join The Littlehampton Concert Band
We're often approached by musicians asking if they can join the band and we welcome musicians of all ages and standards. Of course, we have to consider band size and balance so watch this space for details of any vacancies in the Littlehampton Concert Band.
The current vacancies we have are:-
1st & 2nd Bassoons
4th French Horn
If you play one of these instruments and would like to join the Littlehampton Concert Band, please contact Bob Haselip on 01243 788527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org