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And the sun shone for our first performance…

It finally happened! We played to a real live audience once again on Sunday 5 September, under an ancient Yew tree in the Victorian Cemetery in Woodbury Park, Tunbridge Wells. The weather forecast had been a bit uncertain, but on the day, we enjoyed glorious summer sunshine to match the warm and generous welcome from our supporters and the Friends of Woodbury Park.

Unfortunately, our new musical director Mike West couldn’t make his conducting debut with us due to contracting Covid. However, David Healy was able to stand in for Mike at short notice and the band performed their hearts out with a wide variety of music on the Queen and Country theme, referencing every corner of the Union, a James Bond medley, music composed for and by royalty and of course, our very own anthem of Sussex by the Sea. Thankfully Mike is making a good recovery and will be back with us very soon.

Enquiries for booking the band are starting to come through and we already have two confirmed bookings in December. So if you are planning a special event and would like us to play for you, please contact Graham Brant on to secure the date.

And if you are interested in taking up a brass instrument and can read music, please email Denise Beedell on for more details.

To keep up to date with the details of all our news and forthcoming public engagements, simply visit our website and social media feeds @wadhurstbrassband.

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