Where to see us in November/December

2016-christmas-concert-poster-a4It’s that time of year again! Make sure you mark your diary for our Christmas Concert  – Friday 8th December, 7.30pm, St Paul’s Churchside.

As ever, our run up to Christmas is a busy one so make sure you also take the opportunity to come and see us in and around the City. Here is a selection, but for full details, see our diary of events page.

  • Thursday 23rd November: Chichester Lights Switch on: East St, Chichester playing from around 6.45pm (events starts around 5pm – see Chichester BID facebook page for more details)
  • Saturday 25th November: Weald and Downland Museum Christmas Market: We will be playing on Saturday from 10.3-11.30am but see W&D Website for details of the weekend’s events
  • Sunday 26th November: Chichester Canal Trust Christmas lights: Chichester Canal Basin, 3.30-5pm
  • Arundel by Candlelight: playing from 2.30-4.30pm, The Square, Arundel

You can also catch us playing carols in the City Centre (North St) on Saturdays 16th/23rd and Sunday 24th December (between 10-3pm). Come along and say hello!

Fancy a new challenge?

We’re looking to strengthen some sections in the contesting band so if you’re up for a new challenge please check out our Vacancies page or contact us on chichestercityband@gmail.com.

We’d love to hear from you, whatever you play, but we’re particularly interested to hear from trombones, horns and cornets (positions negotiable).

If you’re not interested in contesting, you’d be most welcome to come along to our Community Brass group, and any younger (or not so young) players just starting out can get a taste of ensemble playing with our Elementary Brass group. See our Playing with the Band page for more information.

Get in touch!

 

Another week, another concert…

Woodlands July 1 (V2)Our ‘Festival of Chichester’ concert at St Paul’s on Saturday 24th June was a great success, with performances from our Elementary Brass and Community Brass groups, as well as our Senior band.

But we’re not resting on our laurels…Saturday 1st July sees the band performing again, this time at a brand new venue for us in Rustington. If you missed us at St. Paul’s (or just want to see us again!) catch us at the Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Ave, Rustington, BN16 3HB at 7.30pm.

Time for some Summer Sounds

St Pauls June 2017 Colour

Join us for our annual summer concert at St Paul’s as part of the annual Festival of Chichester (Saturday 24th June, 7.30pm). ‘Summer Sounds’ seems a particularly appropriate theme, given the good weather we’ve been having. 

Enjoy the usual mix of good music, raffle and refreshments – and if the heatwave continues we can enjoy the refreshments outside in the lovely church gardens.

Tickets £10/£8 (under 16s free with a paying adult) from the Novium box office or on the door. Click here for a copy of the poster

What’s on in May? Check out the diary!

daffsAfter a bit of a lull, things are hotting up on the CCB calendar front – we’ve got a whole load of things on this year and the calendar is already pretty full (right through to Christmas!). Check out the diary of events page to see what we’re up to…

To start things off, we’ll be heading into Chichester city centre to start off the summer season with a free performance at Chichester Cross on May 6th – take a break from your shopping to come and say hello! Our first major event of the season follows on May 14th at the Selsey Centre with our Spring Concert. Then the fete season kicks off on May 27th at Slindon College. And that’s even BEFORE the summer starts!

We hope to see you at at least a few events over the year. In the meantime, the band wishes you all a very happy Easter break!

Welcome to our new MD!

We arRomPice delighted to announce the appointment of a new Musical Director for our contesting band. Rom Stanko (M.Ed, GRNCM, NPQH, LTCL, PGCE) brings a wealth of brass playing and teaching experience, and we look forward to developing the band under his direction.

To read more about Rom’s impressive musical background, visit our Musical Director page.

Onwards into 2017…

Wishing a Happy New Year to all of our supporters!

2017-1A bit belated we know – it only seems days since we were finishing up our Christmas jobs and here we are nearly at the end of January already! 

We had such a busy end of year; a very successful Christmas concert (with ALL of our groups performing!) and carolling all over Chichester and surrounding areas – so we’re only just catching our breath to plan for 2017. There are lots of things going on, and lots of new dates going into the diary already, so please keep up to date with all of our news and activities by checking in here regularly. Looking forward to seeing you in 2017!

Christmas is coming…

We’ve already played for the lights and fireworks in Chichester, helped Chichester Lions with their Santa evening, entertained shoppers at the Weald and Downland Christmas market, and welcomed Santa Claus to the Chichester Canal Basin – and that was just one weekend in November!

December is now here and our Christmas entertainment starts in earnest. We will be carolling in Chichester, Amberley and Arundel over the next few weekends – if you want to see us, you can download our handy guide! CCB Carolling Calendar 2016

Most important date for your diary – our annual Christmas concert at St Paul’s, Churchside. Always a great evening, and we look forward to seeing you there!2016-christmas-concert-poster-a4