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.
Birthday Spectacular - MASSIVE SUCCESS
Well we did it - the biggest and most spectacular concert we have ever attempted and it was FANTASTIC. Over the last 25 years, the Littlehampton Concert Band has gone from strength to strength and we wanted to mark this achievement in style - the result? A wonderful free concert in the heart of Littlehampton.
To help us celebrate, the Littlehampton Academy Steel Band were on hand to provide some entertainment who did so with such great spirit and fun that at one point, there was a conga line going round Caffyn's Field. Our other guest band was the mighty drums of Batala Portsmouth whose catchy Samba Reggae rhythms also had people dancing.
But of course, the reason for the show was the Littlehampton Concert Band who put on a brilliant performance and showed the hundreds of people in the crowd what their local band can really do. The audience were treated to a huge variety of music from swing, to pop, from film music to marches so the programme had something for everyone.
As with all great shows, the finale had to be something really special so we combined the thundering rhythms of Batala with the harmonies of the Concert Band to perform a popular Brazilian number called Ashansu. The crowd loved it, demanding an encore and got loads of people out of their seats dancing the night away. Everyone had a great night and we even managed to raise over £500 for the HomeLink Charity.
So I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone involved - all three bands, everyone who helped organise the event, the people running the tombola, hog roast, ice cream tent and those collecting for the HomeLink Charity. And a special THANK YOU to the audience for making our birthday so special. Here's to the next 25 years.
New Concerts Announced
The Littlehampton Concert Band is pleased to announce a whole host of new concerts for 2013 and 2014. There is a great mixture of our regular favourite performances and some new additions to the calendar.
For the new additions to this year's concert season, see the Concerts 2013 page for all the details.
And we've even announced a couple of performances in 2014 already. To see these, click the Concerts 2014 page.
One of the 2014 events even has it's own page! We're planning another trip abroad, this time to Prague which should be great fun. Non-Littlehampton Concert Band musicians often join us on these trips for fun so if you would like to come, see the Prague 2014 page for more details.
Goodbye Bridget and Ron
We are very sad to be losing two players from the band. Bridget Pyle has been with the band many years and performed as a clarinettist and singer at the Last Night of the Proms. Ron Smith has been playing Tenor Horn with the band for just over a year and always has a great joke or two to tell.
Bridget and Ron are moving to Devon to be with family but they go with our thanks for their contributions over the years and we wish them both all the very best in their new home.
St. Patricks Day Success
Well what an evening! The audience packed themselves (literally) into the Woodlands Centre in Rustington to hear a joint concert between the Cambridge University Brass Band and the Littlehampton Concert Band.
Cambridge opened the show with a great selection of music which really got the audience going - so much so, an encore was demanded before the interval. The second half was the Littlehampton band performing a range of items with a suitably Irish theme for St. Patricks Day.
It really was a great night and we would like to extend our thanks to the wonderful Cambridge University Brass Band for joining us for that evening.
Fantastic Concert Band Weekend 2013
Once again the Littlehampton Concert Band and friends had a few days of music making and fun at our Concert Band Weekend. The venue for this year's shindig was Bournemouth at the Wessex Hotel and we had a great time. Lots of great food, plenty to drink but mostly the wide range of music was enjoyed by all. well done to our social secretaries Gill and Nicky for organising such a brilliant weekend and thank you to everyone who came for making it such fun.
Armed Forces Day
It is Armed Forces Day in Littlehampton and there is masses of activity going on all day from 11am. There will be fly-pasts, displays, stalls, events and music provided by the Littlehampton Concert Band.
Don't forget to check out the 2013 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
3rd & 4th French Horns
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 email@example.com