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Spring Concert – Friday 16th March

It’s snowing and its cold but we wanted to give you something to look forward to with our Spring Concert in just two weeks’ time. In a break from tradition the concert is on a Friday evening in the Commemoration Hall and it starts at 8pm. Tickets are available from Carillon Cottage in Wadhurst High Street and if you are unable to get into Wadhurst they are also available by emailing – tickets@wadhurstbrassband.co.uk – and we will put them aside for you for collection on the night. Tickets are priced at £9 with concessions at £7 and children under 16 are free with an adult, and we’ll include refreshements too. We look forward to seeing you and giving you a cosy evening’s entertainment.

Trevor Westley 1942-2018

The Westley banding clan
It is with great sadness the band announces the passing of Trevor Westley after a short illness aged 75. Trevor had been a member of Wadhurst Brass band for over 35 years and being versatile he played almost every instrument in the band from Bb bass to cornet! When living in the area he had a spell as treasurer of the band as well as hosting band socials before he moved to the north Kent coast. Although living some distance away he made the trip back to Wadhurst on many a Thursday evening for band practice. He was a brass bandsman through and through not only playing with Wadhurst Brass Band but with Snowdown Colliery Band and Faversham Fellowship Band amongst many others. He has travelled far and wide to listen and play with brass bands and in recent years he went to Halifax in Nova Scotia on a two week brass band school holiday. His grandchildren, Lewis, Elliot and Abigail, caught the brass bug from him which made him a very proud man. Our sympathy and love goes to Trevor’s family.

Spring Concert – 16th March

Daid Healy
New Conductor, New date! Now its official, David Healy will be taking his first concert as the band’s conductor after a couple of years as deputy conductor. Our Spring Concert will take place in the Commemoration Hall on Friday 16th March. So please pop this date into your diary it will be great to see you there. This is a departure from our usual Saturday fixture and the concert will start at 8pm. We are working hard on a programme with music for everyone so we hope that the new date and time will liven up our Friday night. Tickets will be available from Carillon Cottage in Wadhurst from early in February or by emailing tickets@wadhurstbrassband.co.uk.

An awarding start to the new year

Trevor Westly

David is certainly putting the band through its paces as we work on a new programme of pieces for this year’s season. It’s really good to try new pieces and flex our music muscles. It’s also rather nice to pull out some old favourites from the files.

However, before the hard work of rehearsals started, we were pleased to present Trevor Westley with a long service award in recognition of his dedication, long service and commitment to Wadhurst Brass Band. Trevor is a very popular member of the band. He is pictured here with his three banding grandchildren when we were on a continental tour a few years ago. He has been playing with the band for 35 years and the award is very much deserved.

David Healy – Stepping into some big shoes!!

David Healy

Algy Hoare, founder and inspiration, of Wadhurst Brass Band retired after 60 years at an emotional and celebratory Christmas Concert. So, we are very pleased to announce that David Healy has been appointed Conductor for the band. He has been conducting our Training band “L-Plate Brass” for a while now and has been Deputy Conductor for over a year and had a major role last year when Algy was side-lined having a knee op.

David joined the band when he was about 8, “just because his big sisters were in the band”. Not only does he play trombone – his favourite instrument – but can turn out on euphonium too, and has been known to fill in on cornet, as well as playing the last post at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday!! He is one of those people who just loves the challenge of learning a new instrument and has added the piano to his musical so he could play at his sister, Wendy’s wedding!!!

Algy has been David’s mentor and guiding force and recently he said;

“It is now time for me to hand over the baton to a very worthy recipient and member of the band, David Healy, a gifted instrumentalist, who has already proved to be an extremely capable conductor this year. He is the right man in the right place. It is very comforting to know that the band will carry on with David’s talent and enthusiasm”.

So with David taking hold of the baton Algy’s legacy is secure and the band will continue to flourish, entertaining far and wide in East Sussex and West Kent.