We are back after a summer break busy preparing for our 28th British Legion Poppy Concert which is just a month away on 1st October. The concert raises funds for the Legion’s Poppy Appeal, organised locally by the Wadhurst and Tidebrook Branch. The funds provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families. The concert, in the Commemoration Hall, starts at 8pm and tickets are £6 in advance from Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst or £6.50 on the door. Please come along for a great evening of music and supporting such a good cause too!
Though it is still only summer – and we are taking time out performing as we rehearse for the British Legion Poppy Concert on 1st October – we thought we would mention the great brass band concerts coming up this winter at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley. There are 6 top bands coming to The Hawth starting with Desford Colliery Band on 2nd October and finishing with Black Dyke on 19th March, with the Grimethorpe, Carlton Main, Fairy and Virtuosi Gus bands in-between. So when that cold weather is upon us The Hawth on a Sunday is a great place to be!!
The sun shone and a superb tea was served as we entertained the guests at the Wadhurst History Society’s Garden Party on Sunday (24th July). Such a lovely day, in a charming garden, with great views across the Weald!! And we were looked after superbly too!! We are very grateful to Georgina Edwards (a local photographer) who captured the afternoon has kindly let us use her images. See our Links page to connect with Georgina’s website and more photos can be found by going to “Photos and Videos” and clicking on the “Band’s Photostream” link.
On Sunday 24th July we are off to entertain our local History Society in Wadhurst at their summer garden party, and we hope that summer has finally arrived by then. We are really looking forward to the day as we have been invited before, a couple of years ago, on a lovely afternoon where we were nestled in a garden with views, with our music floating, over the rolling Weald (a bit poetic maybe but hey!). If you would like to book the band for a similar event please get in touch, all our details are on our contacts page.
It is that time of year when the band gets down to Bewl Water and do our best huffing and puffing at the Bewl 15 Run, though we have the advantage over others there as we can do it sitting down!! We’ll be down Blacksmiths Lane providing some musical encouragement to the runners as they make it back to the finish line. We’ll be paying from about 11.45am (this Sunday, 3rd July) and the weather forecast is looking good – well it says it’s not going to rain!!