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.
30 August 2015: Littlehampton Seafront Concert
We enjoyed ideal weather for our debut on the newly created area on Littlehampton Promenade, at the corner with the Pier Road riverside walk. Under maestro Bob Haselip, we performed to a large audience, which had quickly gathered. Well known TV theme 'Musket Fife and Drum' gave a rousing opening to a diverse programme of music. We were delighted at the reception and hope for another opportunity to play in this location next summer.
26 July 2015: Arundel Promenade Concert
You can't win them all. Sadly, this event was cancelled due to the weather - not for want of enthusiasm to proceed if at all possible. We are grateful for the invitation to participate and hope for kinder weather next year.
14 June 2015: Mewsbrook Park Concert
We enjoyed a slightly breezy but warm afternoon in the wonderful surroundings of Mewsbrook Park, Littlehampton. The music included marches, Glenn Miller and Stevie Wonder. We were delighted that so many people came and listened to us, with many enjoying refreshments in the adjacent Café. We have taken on board requests for greater publicity for such events and hope everyone will come to our next concert mentioned below.
16 May 2015: 27th Birthday Concert
A full house greeted us enthusiastically at the Woodlands Centre, Rustington for our annual celebration of the Band's formation - 27 years previously. All the work in Weymouth - and subsequent rehearsals - paid off. We opened with the Adirondack Festival Overture, which heralded a series of Gaelic works, including an untypical Billy Joel piece, Air Dublinesque, with a wonderful piano solo from Gill Askam. We also enjoyed playing Victor's Theme (from the Tom Hank's movie, The Terminal) with its virtuoso level Clarinet solo played by Dr Lindsay Jeffery.
Thank you to the Band for working so hard to achieve such a high level of performance and much appreciation also to all our supporters, which make our concerts totally enjoyable for us to deliver.
6-8 February 2015: Weymouth Weekend
The Band travelled to Weymouth for a fantastic weekend of music and social activities. We were introduced to a range of inspiring Gaelic music...We were not expecting that, Bob!...which caused some headscratching with the counting! We not only had an amazing social weekend (giving us the chance to look around a slightly chilly Weymouth) but built a foundation for rehearsing our programme for the Birthday Concert. Members of Weymouth Concert Brass Band heard us practising and came to introduce themselves.
Last Night of the Proms
Our next concert is the in the Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton on 19 September 2015. The concert is almost sold out so you need to act now if you want to come! If you can't make the date, then you can come and listen to us at the Woodlands Centre in Rustington on 26 September.
Don't forget to check out the 2015 concerts page for our whole list of other great concerts and how to get tickets.
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 email@example.com