The Warbleton Brass Band has followed the Government guidelines on social distancing and self isolation and therefore will be closing its doors for the duration of the pandemic. It is a sad day in the bands history as the only times the band has seen its doors closed in its 125 year history was during the first and second world wars. Let's all hope it won't be too long before we are back playing again.

Well the time has come, we can practice again. Unfortunately there are some very strict guidelines to follow. If you have a field or large garden then you can practice as long as there are fewer than 6 and there is a 3 metre distance between you! The band were fortunate to have a member who offered his field so the band could take those first tentative steps of what is likely to be a long journey back to normality. With a lot of effort given to make sure the correct cleaning and distancing protocols were followed the first practice went well. I'm sure everyone was worried that with Martin having been locked down for 12 weeks it was probably best to raise him up in a cage for health and safety reasons!

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.

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?