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Brass Band, Heathfield
Eastbourne Bandstand with Mayfield Silver Band
The sun was shining on the bandstand, so apart from the risk of sunburn everything was set for a wonderful afternoons entertainment by two of the southeast's oldest brass bands. They may be brass bands but the music was a mix of traditional and modern pop music, there was something for everyone. With two bands it meant we were lucky enough to have two conductors. As a treat both conductors turned their hand to playing albeit only one piece each. Doug, Mayfield's MD opted for a traditional cornet solo where as Sian, Warbleton's MD went for a tuba solo (Bear Necessities) despite the band constantly interrupting Sian and trying to out play her Sian succeeded in out playing everyone . We have to acknowledge the way our very own Phileas Fogg narrated his way around the world with music from every corner of the world. With upbeat music like All that Jazz and the Stripper the audience were treated to one of the best Sunday afternoon concerts of the summer season, it will take a lot of beating.
PROMS ON THE GREEN
It's that time of the year when you all need to make plans to join us on Rushlake Green for our annual proms concert. We start with a variety of well known contemporary tunes leading into the more traditional proms music culminating with Jerusalem and land of hope and glory. The evening's entertainment is FREE with a retiring collection. So pack your picnics, blankets and chairs, find your own spot and enjoy a relaxing Sunday evening on the green.
Rushlake Green is home to the Warbleton Brass Band
Just a stone's throw from Heathfield in the heart of Warbleton Parish in East Sussex.
The band perform a wide variety of music from the traditional through to present day favourites. Whether it be from a musical, film, classical and light popular, the band aim to entertain wherever they play.
Warbleton Brass Band has evolved into a modern forward thinking brass band, attracting members from all ages and abilities, but still ensuring they keep some of that wonderful traditional feel with smart uniform, regular events and of course supporting the local community.
Even if you have little or no experience of playing a brass instrument, you are welcome to join our successful training band where instruments and tuition are provided for free. All we ask in return is a bit of home practice and the desire to eventually be part of the main band. We are always looking for new players to join us and become part of the band's bright future.
Meeting every Friday at 7.45pm in Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green,TN21 9QE. Come along for a listen and see what you think or alternatively contact our Secretary for more details about this popular hardworking, but fun brass band.
Every Friday is an open rehearsal when anyone is more than welcome to come along to listen or indeed think about joining.
Did you use to play many years ago? Always fancied having a go on a brass instrument?
Want a hobby for your children? Just decided to take up a challenge? We have instruments, tuition, uniforms and music, all you need is the enthusiasm to give it a go, what have you got to lose? Come along at 7pm to chat with the MD or speak to a committee member, perhaps arrange to try an instrument. 7.15pm is the training band, come and listen to how we encourage players of all ages and standards to improve and play as an ensemble.
The main band is at 7.45pm, we then let the training band members sit in for the first 15 minutes to get a feel for the big band and to play alongside more experienced players.
8pm we knuckle down with some hard work, a few laughs, maybe even a few groans but most of all we have nearly two hours of music making with friends. What could be better?
Most summer engagements allow for the band to relax and enjoy what the venue has to offer. 2016 saw the resurgence of the men v women competition involving many of the traditional Fete games? We also enjoy other social events such as the band BBQ where everyone can enjoy the food, drink and the many games that are devised and refined as the evening progresses.