Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy Christmas music and refreshments.
Spokeswoman Isobel McFarlane said: “The band members are delighted to be back on stage after months of not being able to start their normal schedule of concerts, community events and private functions.
“In addition to providing entertainment, the Mid Sussex Brass Band aims to stimulate and support local musicians of all ages and skill levels.
“He has worked hard to stay in touch with members during the pandemic by organizing online quizzes and virtual recordings (available on his social media channels @MidSussexBrassBand) and, once cleared, meeting in small groups in the open. air in public parks and back gardens continue to make music together. The group is also very grateful to Burgess Hill Town FC for allowing them to start rehearsals this summer in their reception hall, regularly urging people to practice football or take their dogs for a walk in Bedelands Nature Reserve to show their appreciation as the fanfare music drifted across the fields.
“Now back to rehearsals, the band is eager to encourage new members to join us. It welcomes players of all levels and all brass but is particularly attentive to listening to the cones.
Mid Sussex Brass Band Music Director Steve Winter said: “As with other local bands, the Mid Sussex Brass Band have found the past few months difficult. We lost income because events and concerts had to be canceled, but we made sure nothing was stopping us from staying in touch and playing.
“Now we’re rehearsing together, it’s great to have a Christmas concert to prepare and we are thrilled to support the local community by providing free entry to our annual Christmas concert this year. We look forward to seeing regulars and new faces on December 9th when we do our best to get you in the Christmas mood with a festive music program for all.
Mid Sussex Brass Band performs a range of music to suit all tastes across Sussex and beyond at concerts, community events and private receptions. The group welcomes new musicians to join in the rehearsals, which take place every Thursday at Manor Field Elementary School in Burgess Hill. It also has a thriving youth group, which provides a low-cost opportunity for local youth to try their hand at learning a musical instrument. Rehearsals for the youth group start at 6:45 p.m., followed by the senior group at 8 p.m.