Playing with the band

The Adur Concert Band is an adult group and welcomes new members of age 18 and over. We have players of all standards although those who have not reached grade 5 standard may find the music challenging.

We play a stimulating range of music, including show and film themes, popular standards and special concert band arrangements.

The band performs regularly throughout the year (see our Concerts page), and travels away for weekends in the UK and Europe to perform. We also host or take part in band weekends away, to develop music skills, relax and have fun.

If you would like to join us, email our musical director Andy Burchfield or call on 01444 235311.


We rehearse every Saturday morning in term times, from 9:30am until 12:00pm

All at Southwick Methodist Church unless shown otherwise

Summer term, 2018, rehearsals:

14 April: first rehearsal of term
21 April: no rehearsal, cruise
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June: no rehearsal, Dunster weekend
9 June
16 June
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July
28 July
4 August: The Orchards, Haywards Heath

What do we play?

Hootenany in Bruges market square

Hootenany – in Bruges market square!

The band plays from a wide range of genres including classical, show tunes, film soundtracks and traditional songs. A (very) small selection of our repertoire is given below:

De Haan : Everest
Coleman : Big Spender
Vaughan Williams : Folk Song Suite
Porter : Cole Porter in Concert
Zimmer : Pirates of the Caribbean
Shostakovich : Waltz No. 2
Kenton : Stan Kenton in Concert
Lecuona : Malagueña
Tchaikovsky : Greatest Hits
Grundman : The Blue and the Gray
Alford : Colonel Bogey
Gershwin : Crazy for You Overture
Hall : Death or Glory
Walters : Curtain at Eight
Goodwin : 633 Squadron
Bach : Toccata in D Minor
Holst : The Planets

Does it cost anything?

The Adur Concert Band is a self-funding organisation, and as such members pay subscriptions towards running costs. Currently subscriptions are £20 per term.