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Southdowns Concert Band aims to be a highly competent band, attracting the more proficient instrumentalists in the area to perform to a very high standard. We therefore welcome interest from wind players typically above Grade 6 or with equivalent experience and capability and expect a strong commitment. Please contact us if you are interested in joining and think you may be suitable.

As a prospective member you will be invited to play at three rehearsals, after which a decision will be made whether to invite you to join the band full time should you wish to do so.

Rehearsal Venue

We rehearse at Arundel Church of England Primary School. Jarvis road Arundel, BN18 9HT, every Wednesday evening during the academic year, rehearsals start promptly at
7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm. As our base is in the heart of West Sussex we have the scope to perform all over the area and regularly perform in Chichester, Arundel, Worthing, Brighton, Bognor, Midhurst, Littlehampton and Selsey.


Our repertoire of music is very wide and includes everything from classical arrangements, big band, original new works, film and popular show music. We also like to include works that will both challenge and stretch our members, which is why so many experienced musicians like to play with us. Our concerts naturally include a variety of this music which is not only great fun to play but also exciting to listen to.


As with most bands there is a small subscription, payable termly in advance. Among other things, this charge covers the rent of the rehearsal venue and insurance costs. The band’s only other source of income is from concert receipts. The subscription is currently £20 per person per term.

Current Vacancies:

Trumpet, Trombone, Bass (Tuba), Percussion

Membership Fee:

£20 Per Term

Rehearsal dates:

Wednesdays, Term Time Only
19:30 to 21:30


C Of E Primary School
Jarvis Rd
BN18 9H

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