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WARBLETON BRASS BAND WINTER WONDERLAND TOUR

Warbleton Brass Band - Bringing the music to you!

 

Collecting on behalf of RNLI and Warbleton Brass Band.


Members of the band played carols on our newly decorated Winter Wonderland Trailer. We visited many areas over the weekend of 19th & 20th December. There were lights, music, a giant Snowman plus some smoke & snow effects!! We must say a big thank you to Peter, his family and friends for all the hard work they put into making the weekend a great success. Our  weekend extravaganza started in Heathfield High Street,  moving on to Punnetts Town, Rushlake Green, Windmill Hill and finishing outside the Merrie Harriers in Cowbeech. Sunday afternoon began at Chilley Farm in Hailsham moving on to Hilliers in Stone Cross, KFC/Tesco in Hailsham, Rushlake Green and finishing in Bodle Street. It was a busy weekend but worth it to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer in these difficult times. It was lovely to see so many that came along to support the band. An amazing £782.80 was collected for the band and RNLI, this year's chosen charity. We especially appreciate the wearing of face masks and all the effort that was taken to maintain social distancing. Next year will be bigger and better!!

The Warbleton Brass Band wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a return to better times in 2021.   

And the band played on

With the announcement of the tier system it's now clear we will not be back in the Dunn Village Hall to practice until 2021. Christmas is a special time for our band. It's probably the busiest time of the year. We would look forward to our Christmas concert that's always free, a way of giving back to all those that have supported us throughout the year. Carols by Candlelight in Warbleton parish church is also a favourite family occasion. We would be found entertaining shoppers in Heathfield, local schools and supporting our friends the Southdown Singers, as well as all the local villages. Under normal circumstances money raised over the Christmas period is always donated to charity. Unfortunately Christmas is going to be different for everybody this year, and we have had to cancel all our traditional events. However despite all the difficulties facing us the We are booked to travel round over the weekend of 19th/20th December, visiting as many places as we can fit in.  Socially distanced on the trailer, lights, snow machines etc, we hope to bring some music to our listeners.  Look out on our Facebook and Website pages for details of where we plan to visit.  The Musical Director Sian Buss would like to give a huge thanks to all the members of the band who have worked so hard to keep, whenever possible, the players together through the lockdown.  So many safety measures were put in place to enable us to continue as much as possible.  Music had to be sorted for the different sized groups each time we were allowed to play.  PPE organised and Risk Assessments for every eventuality were compiled.  Thanks to everyone concerned.  We don't know what the future holds with regards to the music and arts sector but we have done our best to keep everyone together, whether it be playing or just conversation via phone or email.  Warbleton Band is a family and we stick together no matter what is thrown at us.  Happy Christmas to everyone who has supported us over the years and we promise we will be back as strong as ever as soon as we can.

Eastbourne Seafront 2019

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 eventuallybe 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.

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.

Due to covid-19 we have been forced to close our doors until further notice. Please check back here or our Facebook page for any updates.


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 friendlycommunity 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