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.
The last day of the Coronation weekend and we were booked to play at the West Hoathly street celebrations. It was going to be a long day but West Hoathly have always looked after us well in the past so we anticipated a great afternoon. By Sunday everyone was looking at the weather forecast with a mixture of dread and worry. By the time we were due to start playing the forecast for rain was creeping up to 80 percent! (heavy Rain). Monday morning arrived and the forecast was the same. We arrived put up our gazebo ready to shelter from the impending deluge. There were a few spots of rain at 12 noon but then the sun crept out and as if the forecasters had underestimated the determination of west Hoathly and the band to enjoy a street party. The crowds grew and the band played to a very appreciative audience.
Thanks to the West Hoathly WI for our lovely tea and cake it was very much appreciated. Can't wait to play in this beautiful village again.
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.