Brighton & Hove City Brass says farewell and thanks. Brighton & Hove City Brass announce the departure of two of its longest serving members. Husband and wife team Martin and Sian Buss, who met through the band, have decided to call time on their long association with the Sussex based group. Both joined as youngsters more than 30 years ago and have been through some tough times as well as experiencing some happy and highly successful times. Martin held the principal cornet position for most of his years of service, winning plenty of accolades and a number of solo prizes along the way and in his position as bandmaster conducted in the absence of the MD - including many concerts and a couple of contests. Sian made the Secretary role her own, willingly taking on the 1001 jobs this entailed for more years than most of the band members can remember. Her flexibility as a player was second to none as she occupied practically every seat within the band at one time or another without a hint of protest. The band would like to thank Martin and Sian for the service they have given over the years and sincerely wish them both all the very best for their future ventures.