• Wadhurst Brass Band

Introducing our new Musical Director


Following David Healy’s relocation to Buckinghamshire we’re pleased to introduce our new Musical Director, Mike West.


Mike is a trumpet and flugel player with over three decades experience as a freelance professional musician with a background in Big Bands and Swing Bands and has competed with top level names including Frank Renton, host of BBC2’s Listen to The Band. Based in East Kent, Mike is already working us hard at our Thursday rehearsals at Uplands to get us back to concert standard.


Having had such a long and unprecedented break, lips and fingers need a lot of practice, but under Mike’s expert guidance we’ll be back on form before very long.


Our first engagement is on Sunday 5 September, playing at the Victorian Cemetery in Woodbury Park, Tunbridge Wells. We’ve played there before and always enjoyed the amazing atmosphere and warm welcome.

For more information about forthcoming engagements visit www.wadhurstbrassband.org and our social media feeds @wadhurstbrassband.


If you are planning a special event and would like us to play for you, please contact Graham Brant on engagements@wadhurstbrassband.co.uk


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


[Wadhurst Brass Band – Focus September 2021 edition]

Recent Posts

See All

The Commemoration Hall is booked, the Christmas music is being practised and everyone’s fingers are crossed that on Saturday 4 December 2021 at 7:30pm we will be on stage for our annual Christmas Conc

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

We’re very pleased to report that the full band has continued to rehearse, dusting off old favourites ready for when we are finally allowed to perform again. A big thank you to Mary Harris at the Kent