The Band was founded in the nineteenth century when almost every town and village had its own band. It is now one of only a handful of traditional West Sussex village bands to have survived. It leads the Remembrance Day Procession through the streets of the town and plays at many other local events, in addition to two concerts and the Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Further afield the Band regularly appears at the Cowdray Gold Cup Polo, summer fetes and other public and private events. Our President, Lord Egremont, and the National Trust provide a band room above Petworth House Stables (entrance adjacent to Church Lodge) where rehearsals take place every Monday from 7.00 to 8.30pm.
The Band is a friendly and inclusive group and welcomes new brass, woodwind and percussion players of all ages and abilities. Uniforms are provided and the loan of an instrument if required.
Subject to availability the band can undertake public engagements, such as fetes and concerts, also private parties and corporate events.
Please refer to our website for details of how to join or book an engagement.