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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.

After almost 2 years the band were back playing on the green.



The Rushlake Green Flower show on Saturday 9th and our own concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Sunday 10th.


The Flower Show was well supported as everyone was keen to enjoy a bit of normality, a feeling shared by the band.  On Sunday it was lovely to see so many people turn out to support such an incredible charity. The concept of allowing the audience to chose what they would like the band to play from a list (for a donation of course) is always going to be fraught with risk. Risk that the audience are going to choose every fast and upbeat piece on the list, giving the band little time to catch their breath. Fortunately there were enough "slower" pieces chosen to avoid the band running out of puff.  Despite the full band only being back in the Dunn Hall for a few weeks the music flowed like they had not been away. We even had a guest conductor for our final piece "Sussex by the Sea". The Macmillan Concert would normally be held in the Dunn Hall but due to Covid restrictions we needed to hire the marquee on the green. Despite all the extra covid associated costs we still raised £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. We would like to thank everyone who so generously supported this event.      

EASTBOURNE BANDSTAND

Sunday 29th August 3pm

It was an incredible experience to be back on the bandstand after a surreal and bleak 18 months wondering when we would be able to perform again. The programme had a real feel good factor including a superb rendition of Spanish eyes by Martin Buss. The bands performance of Sweet Caroline was a great hit, prompting so many to stop and add their voice to the chorus. We must also thank everyone for all the encouraging messages received following Sundays performance. To put it in the words of one of those messages "roll on 2022"

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,

or Just decided to take up a challenge?

Then why not join a friendly community band.


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? It's all free of charge and our training band is taught by our MD who is a professional music teacher.  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?

Some good reasons to learn

COPING WITH COVID

A bands eye view

It started with an Email reluctantly sent to everyone on the 13th March 2020 saying:


"Just to let you know we have cancelled tonight’s rehearsal in light of the current situation. We have quite a few vulnerable people either in or connected to the band so we don’t want to run the risk of anything being passed on. Our ‘closeness’ is lovely most of the time but doesn’t suit the requirements at the moment. Keep an eye out for weekly updates.

Take care everyone and keep practicing!!

Sian"

Click here to read about the full journey.