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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.

Crowborough Carnival

We were invited to play on Chapel Green in Crowborough during the afternoon celebrations for Crowborough Carnival. The only problem was a Fun Fair was also invited. Now anyone who has visited a Fun Fair will know part of the atmosphere is the "loud" music playing on each of the rides. Unfortunately we were surrounded by the fairground rides all playing their own music. Normally a 30 piece brass band can out blow most background noises.......but with their fingers very much on the volume knob we didn't stand a chance. Despite our musical competition we played a fantastic variety of upbeat popular music.

Le MARCHEHeathfields French Market onMonday 29th August

Two sessions on the stage for Le Marche on a bank holiday Monday. The break in-between gave us all a chance to look around the market get a cup of tea ready for part two. It's a unique engagement for us as the stipulation was all upbeat music to maintain a carnival atmosphere. From the massive feedback Sian's choice of music for both sessions was right on the ball. A few members stayed on to see who had the unenviable task of following us. It was Fat Belly Jones, they did a very good job, they even left the stage to conga through the crowds. It was nice to see members of the band discarding their jackets and ties and joining in. Now Sian, there's an idea for next year? A big thank you to Eric for organising the entertainment and if all's well we hope to be back next year.

Le Marche 29-8-22 (31)
Le Marche 29-8-22 (40)
Le Marche 29-8-22 (39)

Band BBQ the day before Le Marche. Sian and Martin camp at the Horam Manor Country Park for the bank holiday weekend and arranged for the band to put on a performance for the staff and other guests at the site. We all then retired to their pitch for a BBQ. Thank you to the park who kindly supplied sausages, burgers and rolls.

Did you used to play a brass instrument? Have you always wanted to play? Or maybe you know a friend or family member that wants to learn?

 If you can answer yes to any of these questions you should consider checking out what the Warbleton Brass Band can offer you. It's not just for the young, there's no age limit, you are never too old to learn.!! We are one of the most entertaining brass bands in the area and you could be a part of that.

Everyone knows the first step is always the hardest so why not ask a friend to come along with you or just give Sian a ring and have a chat about any anxieties you may have. You seriously wont regret learning a lifelong skill that will impress all your friends and family.

 

Our B band meets every Friday at 7pm and is suitable for those that have never played a note or those that want to get back into playing. There is a part for everyone. Instruments and tuition are provided free so there is no obstacle to taking those first steps.

Apart from the sense of achievement, here are a few other advantages of learning to play a musical instrument. 

Some good reasons to learn