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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.

OUR TEMPORARY HOME

Herstmonceux Village Hall is our temporary home until we are able to return to our own Dunn Village Hall in Rushlake Green. It has been necessary to find a hall large enough to take a full band and accommodate the covid restrictions. The band was split into two groups in Dunn Hall but when it became clear the restrictions were going to last longer than first anticipated it become essential to look for other premises. Let's hope it won't be too long before we are back in Rushlake Green.  

BACK IN DUNN VILLAGE HALL

21st May 2021 we are back home but due to the present covid rules we can only fit half our band in our hall. It's lovely to see that so many bands across the country have enjoyed the benefit of a larger hall and therefore been able to enjoy their first full practice for a long time. If everything goes to plan we will have our first full practice for nearly 16 months on the 4th of June. We have enjoyed the hospitality of our Bass player peter who has kindly made his farm available for group practice throughout. Peter felt that moving indoors might feel strange so provided the comforting support of some animals to make everyone feel they were back in the farmyard.

A SAD MILESTONE

16th March 2021, our band reached a sad milestone. It is one year on from the devastating events that forced us to close our doors. There is now good news on the horizon. With the roll out of the vaccine program and the governments roadmap to lifting restrictions there is real optimism that we will be able to resume playing this summer. As the restrictions are lifted we will have the opportunity to begin a staged return, playing initially in small groups of 6 outside, and if everything goes to plan we hope to see the small group expand to the full band as restrictions are lifted further. Despite this good news it must be emphasised that strict hygiene and social distancing rules still apply. Of course we all look forward to the reopening of the Dunn Village Hall and a return to our long-established home.  We are aware that we have been here before and have had that hope snatched from us at the last minute, but this time there is genuine reason to believe it will happen.


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.   

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 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