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Welcome to the East Grinstead Concert Band!


The Band was founded in 1974 from the original Town Band.  We are a friendly and active community based concert wind band attracting a diverse membership of all ages and experiences throughout East Grinstead area and beyond. We are proud to represent the town of East Grinstead performing regularly throughout the South East at concert halls, bandstands, fetes and town squares. We are honoured to have agreement that the East Grinstead Town Mayor is our President, this person changing every year thus offering new ideas and support to our activities in the town.

We also play under the banner of the Bluebell Railway Band, performing at Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Railway Stations including various special events such as the Seaside and Steam Weekends and the annual Carol Service. 

The Band has on occasion been on tour abroad.  In 2014, we played in Belgium, including performing at the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony in Ypres, as well as concerts in the market squares of Ypres and Bruges. In October 2017 the Band visited the Rhine Valley in Germany.

In 2019, we enjoyed a tour closer to home in the West Country, visiting Wells, Bath and Keynsham.


2022 saw the band go to Holland, on a delayed tour due to COVID. We had concerts in Delft, Amsterdam and Voorhout.

2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the band and we celebrated with a concert tour to Belgium, of which the highlight was a return visit to Ypres to play in the Last Post ceremony.   Additionally we performed in Ypres Market Square and Ghent and Ostend bandstands.

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Menin Gate May 2024


Band 2018

Original Band in 1974

Band in 1980s

The East Grinstead British Legion Standard Bearers at Menin Gate in 2014

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