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 1990s

In July 1990 Arthur returned as MD of the Senior Band. Arthur’s tenures between 1983-1987, and 1990-1999 made him our longest serving musical director to date.

1991 saw Hangleton Band’s big screen debut, performing as extras in ‘Under Suspicion’. The film starred Liam Neeson as a disgraced Brighton cop turned private detective in the 1950s and required a brass band for some scenes shot in and around Brighton Station. Eight band members dressed up as a Salvation Army band for the day, and the results can still be seen (briefly!) in the finished film’s opening scene.

In 1994 Father Terry Martin stepped down as Youth Band MD and was replaced by Clive Thomas, who had been helping Terry with conducting duties for the previous few years.  Jenny Oatway then took over as MD when Clive left the area the following year.

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  • 1991- Under suspicion film
  • 1991
  • 1995

In 1995 the band celebrated its 30th Anniversary and a celebration banquet was held at St Helens Hall in Hangleton. The event was attended by 80 people and was catered by Anthony Hollick, ably assisted by a team of band members.

In 1999 Arthur Chapman retired from conducting and handed the baton over to Christine Nonoo, who had re-joined the band several years earlier as Solo Horn.

1999 also saw Rachel Taylor take over conducting duties with the Youth Band following a stint as joint caretaker MD with Claire Chapman.

Read more about the Hangleton Band in the 1960s1970s, 1980s, 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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