Sussex Brass was formed in 1968 and has its origins and roots in Pevensey Silver Band, Hastings and St Leonard's Band, Wellington Square Boys Band and, others.
The Band is a traditional format Brass Band comprising Bb Cornets in three sections with two soloists, an Eb Soprano Cornet, Bb Flugelhorn, Eb Tenor Horns, Bb Baritones, Bb Euphoniums, Trombones and Bass Trombones and an array of Tubas (or Basses) in Eb and in double Bbb. Behind this there is a battery of drums and percussion of every imaginable kind.
The repertoire ranges from traditional "brass band music", spirited marches and the like, through jazz, swing, rock and pop, as well as contemporary works composed and arranged by the band's musical director and others. There is truly something for everyone.
Brass Banding has a definite cycle through the Seasons. Summer is our busiest time playing concerts most weekends, Autumn and the early months of each year are spent preparing for the twice yearly Southern Counties' Brass Band Association contests at which the band regularly does well. These contests are held in Brighton in the Spring and in Folkestone in the Autumn. November brings Remembrance Day duties as well as fireworks festivals, and December sees us joyfully playing our way to Christmas.