The Hangleton Brass Band

The Hangleton Brass Band is an active, modern, brass band based in Hangleton, in the City of Brighton and Hove, in Sussex, England. We have both an active Senior and Youth Band and take our membership from a wide cross section of the local community. There are currently around 80 members, some of whom play in both bands, with a group of young learners constantly feeding into the Youth Band, which alone has 50 members.We are are currently the only Hove Brass Band.

We have charitable status and operate as a single entity with all proceeds from fundraising, concerts and subscriptions being spent on the band, rather than being targeted at any individuals or sections. We have a large repertoire of music with anything from Mozart to Miller to Mercury!

The Hangleton Brass Band is one of three Brighton Brass Bands..


About the Hangleton Brass Band Music Groups

The Hangleton Brass Band is a:

  1. Hove Brass Band
  2. Brighton Brass Band
  3. East Sussex Brass Band
  4. West Sussex Brass Band
  5. Sussex Brass Band
  6. Brighton and Hove Brass Band

Musical instruments in our brass band


Brighton Brass Bands

Hove Brass bands

Sussex Brass bands

Hangleton in located in the City of Brighton and Hove, adjacent to both East Sussex and West Sussex. We play Hove brass band concerts throughout the year and are available for hire across Brighton and Hove City, East Sussex and West Sussex.

Join us. The Hangleton Band is a Hove music group which is always looking for new members. If you play the euphonium, tuba, tenor horn, baritone horn, cornet or percussion why not get in touch.


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Our Musical Director

Richard is currently the Musical DIrector of both the Hangleton Senior and Youth Bands. He was born and educated in Hove joining Hangleton Band to play the cornet at the age of six. In 1984 he attended Salford University (then College of Technology) where he was able to study with well known band names such as Roy Newsome, Goff Richards, David King and Dr. Kevin Thompson.

After completing his Graduate Diploma in Band Musicianship in 1987, he returned to the South East and successfully applied for a job with the Metropolitan Police Band. The band undertook community and ceremonial work throughout London and also entertained at Police festivals in Switzerland and Japan. Whilst based in London, Richard took the opportunity to study the trumpet with Ian Wilson of the Covent Garden Opera House Orchestra and Brian Ranse a regular player in West End shows.

After another round of financial cuts the Police Band was disbanded in 1997 at which time Richard attended the music P.G.C.E. course at Sussex University. On completion of the course Richard started working for West Sussex as a part time peripatetic teacher, and started to build a strong private teaching practice.

In January 2004 Richard joined the Brighton and Hove Music and Performing Arts Service and is currently enjoying teaching in his old schools and many others in the area. As a response to requests from ex West Sussex pupils he set up the Class Brass Big Band in 2004.

In September 2008 the circle was completed and Richard has returned to conduct the Hangleton Youth Band. He is looking forward to furthering the aim of the band – to make brass playing accessible to all young people who are interested.

Richard continues to perform professionally when time allows appearing as a soloist, in orchestras, bands and shows


Join Us

We are always looking for new members to join our bands. We are currently looking for Solo Cornet players to boost our ranks!  If you would like to join either band, please email



Hire Us

The Hangleton Band is available for events in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex regions. Drawing on our Senior, Youth and Ten Piece Bands we can tailor a group for many kinds of events. If you are interested in hiring us, please email:

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