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 History

In November 1965 Hubert (Bert) Osgood, the Deputy Head of Hangleton Junior School  in Hove demonstrated some brass instruments during a music lesson.

At the end of the lesson some of the children asked if they could try playing the instruments, and they were told that if they worked hard they would be allowed to play a carol at the upcoming Christmas Concert.

Four weeks later following weekly lessons eight children accompanied the hymn for morning assembly, and during the fifth week played three items in the Christmas Concert.In January 1966 more instruments were borrowed which allowed the small group expand to sixteen. Three twenty minute practices were held a week during lunch breaks. In June the band took part in the Hove Schools Music Festival held at the Brighton Dome and played in front of a crowd of 1,500 people.

  • 1965-2
  • 1966-5
  • 1968-10
  • 1968-11

In September 1966 many of the children in the band left Hangleton Junior School to attend local secondary schools. It was agreed they would continue to meet on Saturday mornings in the school hall. The group was named the ‘Hangleton Junior Band’, an independent organisation with Ron Brooks, a school manager and local Justice of the Peace, as Honorary President.

1969 saw the band take part in their first of many contests, held in Hastings. A performance of Thanet Seascapes resulted in a position of 4th of 5 bands.

Read more about the Hangleton Band in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

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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