We’re starting 2018 with a real treat!
Chichester City Council will confer the Honorary Freedom of the City on astronaut Major Tim Peake at a sell-out ceremony at Chichester Festival Theatre on Sunday 25 February at 2.30pm.
We will be playing before the presentation from around 1.45pm.
If you want to see what else we’re doing this year, check out our Diary of Events page. Filled up already!
…to all our friends and supporters. Wishing you all a peaceful, happy and healthy 2018!
Watch this space in the New Year for updates on our concerts and activities…
It’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!
Join us this coming Friday (27th October, 7.30pm) for the latest in the St. George’s Whyke ‘Last Friday Concerts’ series.
It should be a great evening of popular favourites from traditional marches to West End medleys (and all sorts in between!). Interval drinks and canapés will be served.
For ticket and venue information, please visit the St. George’s website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
We recently played in a new venue for us – the Woodlands Centre in Rustington. Click here for a review of the evening!
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.
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
After 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!
We are 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.