Hangleton Senior Band
The Hangleton Senior band is made up of approximately 25 brass and percussion players from the Brighton and Hove area. Many of our members came up through the ranks of the Youth Band, reinforcing the strong links and sense of community between the two bands. We play a wide variety of music, ranging from classical works to arrangements of chart music.
We put on two annual concerts and play at a variety of other venues such as bandstands during the year in the Brighton
and Hove area and around Sussex.
We are also contesting band, and compete in both local (Southern Counties Amateur Bands Association Second Section) and National ( Fourth Section) competitions. We have qualified for the National Brass Band Finals, in the Third Section, twice in the last ten years - in 2008 and again in 2011.
We are a friendly bunch and put on a variety of social events for our members during the year. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in coming along to a rehearsal email email@example.com for more details.
Hangleton Youth Band
There are currently approximately 60 members in the Hangleton Youth Band, including a learners group. Players range from 8-year old complete beginners to 19-year old grade 8 musicians.
The policy of the Hangleton Youth Band is to provide an instrument and tuition for any child who wants to learn, giving them the opportunity to participate in a friendly, fun music group without the cost of having to buy an instrument (which can be very expensive, sometimes costing up to several thousand pounds!)
The band is funded from the proceeds of our concerts and other engagements, in combination with a weekly subscription paid by all members (discounts are available for multiple siblings).
The Youth Band put on their own concert each summer, and carry out several other engagements throughout the year. Twice a year at our Annual Summer and Christmas Concerts the Youth Band join forces with the Senior band for a special massed performance usually involving approximately 80 players!
The band is conducted by Richard Baker, a local music teacher. Richard is assisted by a team of other adults who give up their time to teach the learners and assist during rehearsals.
The Hangleton Band takes the issue of child protection very seriously, and so all adults involved with Youth Band are CRB checked and we have a dedicated child protection policy in line with national guidelines.
The Youth Band rehearse every Friday during school term time between 6 pm and 7:30 pm at Hangleton Junior School Hall. You can find a map of our rehearsal venue here.
For information about joining the Hangleton Youth band please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hangleton Small Group
In addition to the Senior and Youth bands, Hangleton now has a smaller group available to play at events where the main band would be too large or overpowering.
So far in the last couple of years, the Ten Piece has played at several weddings and birthday parties around the Brighton area.
The band is a condensed version of the main band, with roughly ten players covering all the main parts. Typically the line-up consists of four cornets, a tenor horn, a baritone horn, a euphonium, a trombone, a tuba and percussion.
The group has a flexible membership drawn from the main band and a few outside players as the need arises.
The group has a varied selection of music available to it and is willing to purchase music, especially for an event if requested.
Enquiries and bookings for the Ten Piece can be made by contacting email@example.com