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 - the 1980s

In 1980 Kevin Hayter took over as Musical Director of the ‘A’ Band, with Linda Nurcombe taking over the reins of the Training Band. Arthur Chapman was appointed MD of the Senior Band in 1983, having conducted the band at several contests the previous year. At Arthur’s suggestion Spring and Christmas Concerts were established and they soon became well established highlights of the band’s annual calendar. 

In 1985 Christine Nonoo took over as MD of the Training Band. Rehearsals were moved to Friday evenings and the band’s name was changed back to the Youth Band. The ‘A’ band was later renamed the Senior Band, and the names have been unchanged ever since.

  • Hangleton Band 1982
  • Hangleton Band 1989
  • Hangleton Band in the late  1980s
  • Hangleton Band in the mid 1980s

In 1986 Hangleton Band marked its 21st birthday with a special afternoon tea for 200 guests and a concert attended by 300. A new baritone was purchased for the occasion and dedicated to Bert Osgood. 1986 also saw the band qualify for the National Brass Band Finals for the first time following a second placing at the Watford regional qualifiers. Paul Stanley was appointed MD of the Senior Band the following year after Arthur stepped down.

In 1989 Andy Wooler was appointed MD of the Youth Band and then also the Senior Band following the departure of Paul Stanley in June. Later in the year local vicar Father Terry Martin was then appointed MD of the Youth Band.

1989 also saw the band make a television programme appearance, on ‘Hearts of Gold’. As part of the programme presenter Esther Rantzen posed as a member of the band during a performance on Brighton seafront in order to surprise a member of the public. The appearance generated some great publicity for the band, with articles in two national newspapers and also the Radio Times.

Read more about the Hangleton Band in the 1960s, 1970s, 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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