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.
New Concert Dates!
We have updated our Concert Programme for 2015 and 2016! Please make a note in your diary.
Arun Promenade Concert 2015
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.
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.
Birthday Concert 2015
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.
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 programmes for the Birthday Concert. Members of Weymouth Concert Brass Band heard us practising and came to introduce themselves.
Christmas Concerts 2014
We enjoyed three fantastic events in the run up to Christmas 2014 - our Christmas Concert at the Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton, Rustington Christmas Concert at the Woodlands Centre, Rustington and the Littlehampton Carol Service at St Peter's Church, Littlehampton. The Band played a range of Christmas music and traditional carols. The much-played Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival gained a fantastic response. Thank you!
In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Littlehampton, the Christmas Carol Service held at St Mary's Church enabled young people to perform some beautiful renditions, which certainly brought a tear to the eye.
Rustington Parish Council attracted the usual capacity crowd of local residents. All clearly entered the spirit of Christmas with an outstanding rendition of 12 days of Christmas after an amazing raffle.
All in all, we had a fantastic Christmas in the local community.
August Bank Holiday Sunday Concert
Our next concert is on the seafront in Littlehampton - on the corner of the Promenade with the smart new Pier Road river walk. Do come along and listen. The concert is FREE and is on Sunday 30th August 2015 from 12pm to 2pm. Sit on the giant pebbles or bring a chair to enjoy.
Don't forget to check out the 2015 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