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© East Grinstead Concert Band © 2014-2015    
Website Updated
24 JULY 2015
 A Hamish Production
WELCOME to the website
of the East Grinstead Concert Band

The EAST GRINSTEAD CONCERT BAND (founded in 1974 from the original Town Band) is a friendly and active community based concert wind band which attracts a diverse membership throughout the East Grinstead area and beyond, of all ages and experience.

Poppy Appeal Concert
St Swithun’s Church - Nov 2013

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Like the old Town Band, the current East Grinstead Concert Band regularly performs at many local events and venues including the East Grinstead May Fair, the BBC Sussex & Surrey’s Community Heroes Awards, at East Court, St Swithun’s Church, Eastbourne Bandstand, Sissinghurst Castle, Uckfield Civic Centre and The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells.  In August 2014, the Band played at the official unveiling by HRH The Princess Royal, of the statue of Sir Archibald McIndoe - the pioneering plastic surgeon who worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

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Under the banner of the BLUEBELL RAILWAY BAND we regularly perform at Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Railway Stations and at various events throughout the year including the very popular Bluebell Railway’s Carol Service.  We are very proud of our association (since 2000) with the famous heritage line, which was the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway  in the world to operate a public service. We were honoured to play at East Grinstead Station when the Bluebell Railway extension opened in March 2013.

To mark our 40th Anniversary and the WWI centennial anniversary, in October 2014 the Band performed concerts in Belgium – and had the great privilege and honour to play during The Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ieper (Ypres). We were accompanied by the Mayor of East Grinstead and representatives and Standard Bearers of the East Grinstead Royal British Legion.