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 - 2010-2015

In 2011 the Youth Band carried out a visit to the Isle of Wight as guests of Shanklin Town Brass Band. The band exchanges continued the following year when United Brass from Belgium visited Hangleton for the weekend. Highlights of the weekend included a Ceilidh and fish and chip supper, a joint concert in Brighton, a group trek across the South Downs from Hangleton to the Devil’s Dyke and a performance on Brighton Bandstand. The weekend was a huge success and we are hopeful that a return visit to Belgium can take place in the next couple of years.

2012 was also a successful year for the Youth Band, taking part in the national Bandstand Marathon in Brighton, as part of the London 2012 Festival, and hosting their own Brass Band Festival at Hangleton Junior School. The event saw a return visit from Shanklin Town Youth Band, and also an appearance by ex-member Alan Thomas who has gone on to carve out a successful career in several high profile orchestras.

  • Crawley Entertainments Contest 2013
  • Crawley Entertainments Contest 2015
  • Hangleton Band 2014
  • Hangleton Youth Band 2014

In 2014 in preparation for our upcoming 50th Anniversary the band adopted a new logo, with the letter ‘H’ being represented by the bell of a brass instrument. A new set of uniforms and stand banners incorporating the new design were also purchased. 50th Anniversary preparations continued with the recording of a commemorative CD and the commission of a new piece of music called ‘Golden Rhapsody’.

In May 2015 the band had a successful trip to the Crawley Entertainments contest, being placed third, and also being awarded the highest placed Youth Band trophy.

In June 2015 the Hangleton Band celebrated our 50th Anniversary with a special reunion and concert at the Windmill Theatre in Hove.

We hope our founder Bert Osgood would be really proud that the small school band he created in 1965 has grown and prospered for half a century and that it has had such a positive effect on the local community. We are sure he would take great satisfaction from the fact that the band has encouraged so many young people to play brass instruments and has brought so much pleasure to both players and audiences over the years.

Here’s to the next fifty years!

Read more about the Hangleton Band in the 1960s1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

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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