• Brighton and Hove City Brass
    Welcome to our website! Read on to find out more about us, our members and where you can see us perform
  • Brighton and Hove City Brass
    We are a friendly brass band based in Brighton and Hove in Sussex, UK
  • Brighton and Hove City Brass
    We perform at a wide variety of venues and events in Brighton, Sussex and beyond
  • Brighton and Hove City Brass
    We take part in several contests and competitions each year. We currently compete in the Third Section
  • Brighton and Hove City Brass
    New members are always welcome - a list of current vacancies can be found on our 'join us' page
  • Brighton and Hove City Brass
    We also play in smaller groups for events such Christmas carolling and Octoberfest oompah!

A brass band has more cornets than any other instrument with 10 being the normal compliment. The front row cornets usually take the lead with the melodies in most music.


Craig Chapman - Principal Cornet

Craig hails from Wales but studied at the University of Salford from 1994-97. This is where he gained his brass band experience under the tuition of John Hudson and David King. He has played his way through most sections of the brass band world. He states his favourite moments were winning the Grand Shield with Cwmaman Institute conducted by John Hudson as well as playing principal cornet at the Wessex Youth Brass Band under Derek Broadbent. 
He has had a bit of a break from brass bands over the last 10 years but has been playing lots of trumpet in all sorts of interesting bands and groups from Folk to Funk and lots more. 

He loves to produce his own music and has spent many years learning the guitar and setting up his home recording studio. Yes, he is music mad! He even wrote a soundtrack for a BBC film that was broadcast on BBC2 Wales. 


Jonathan Skinner - 1st Cornet

Jonno joined the band in 2007 on back row cornet. Jonno is our treasurer and is also a member of the Sussex branch of CAMRA so can always point us in the direction of a good beer!


Martin Shelley - 1st Cornet

Martin has been playing in the band since 1992 and has played in every position on the back row before moving to the front row in 2007. 


Olivia Gilmore - 1st Cornet

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