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.
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.
27th Birthday Concert
Our next concert is our fantastic Birthday Concert so come along and help us celebrate 27 glorious years of music making.
The concert is FREE (tickets essential) and is on Saturday 16th May 2015 at 7:30pm in The Woodland's Centre, Rustington.
Want to know more? See the Birthday Concert page for all the details.
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