Brighton & Hove City Brass

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Brighton and Hove City Brass

Winners of the 2018 SCABA Spring contest- 3rd Section Nationally 
SCABA Band Of The Year 2013 & 2014 National Finals Qualifiers - 4th Section


Next Engagement: Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath - Sunday 19 August - 1-3pm

Brighton & Hove City Brass Rock Tchaikovsky

Brighton and Hove City Brass Band continued their summer programme with a trip to Eastbourne’s famous bandstand on 30st May 2018.

Under the guidance of Musical Director Matthew Hackett perhaps all plaudits will go to their principle piece, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
The technically challenging score was met with gusto, accuracy and power with the audience tapping their feet.
The crescendo of the evening was when a dramatic and spectacular firework display accompanied the battle scene.
It was a breathless end to a pulsating concert that was enjoyed by all.

Earlier in the evening the band demonstrated real versatility in their approach to such occasions.
Belting out Queen’s outrageous Bohemian Rhapsody, Elgar’s ever popular Pomp and Circumstance March No.1,
good old Sussex By the Sea and Putting on the Ritz is quite the norm for Matthew and his team.
During the well-chosen programme the mood and pace were slowed by a pair of beautifully crafted solo efforts.
Connie Chadwick was magnificent on flugelhorn during a moving rendition of Unchained Melody.
Then, there probably wasn’t a dry eye in the house as tenor horn player Jenny Ireland played the title role in the beautiful melody Autumns End.
Quite spellbinding.

All in all a brilliant night for the band and for the willing and enthusiastic audience who turned out in big numbers.
As Connie said later ‘the crowd really seemed to enjoy the evening and as performers you can’t really ask for more!’

Brighton & Hove City Brass get Westfest Up and Running

Brighton and Hove City Brass continued their 2018 summer programme on 2nd June when they opened proceedings at Westfest.
The festival was the brainchild of The Westbourne Public House in Hove which featured; a dog show, stalls, face painting and eateries.
Of course live music was the centre attraction throughout on the main outdoor stand in the closed off road.

 Around 20 members of Brighton Brass, under the guidance of musical director Matthew Hackett, wowed an ever-increasing crowd during their two-hour set.
They belted out a number of up lifting tunes including Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Steps Reach......for the Sky and Neil Diamond’s Sweet Carolyn.
The band seem to be having a lot of fun especially as they swapped their usual formal attire of waist coats and bow ties for a much more casual look.

By three pm it was all over for the Brass Band but they left the scene knowing that they had truly got the party started!

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Brighton & Hove City Brass are a brass band from the seaside resort of Brighton & Hove in Sussex, England. We regularly perform at a wide range of concerts, bandstands, fairs, garden parties and parades in the South East. We can put together a programme of music for a wedding ceremony, a retail shop opening, a corporate day or even entertain your customers in the local pub!

These pages contain information about the band, its members, where to see the band, and who to contact for more information on how to hire the band.

We always welcome new players so if you play a brass instrument, have had a break and want to get back into it or just want to be part of one of the most entertaining bands in the south, please see our Join Us page for further details.

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We are a Registered Charity Number 1127580