During the early 1970's, the was a split away from the previously established Eastbourne Silver Band and a rival was set up under the name of the Eastbourne Brass Ensemble. This man responsible for the formation of the band was Harry Pearce. I played in the band up until 1974 when I joined the army as my Uncle played Horn there. This was a non-contesting band. Not sure when they folded - they were gone by the time I left the army in 1979.