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Warsash Band

There has been a village band in Warsash since 1918. Although that original band only played together for about five years there has been a more or less continuous history of music making in Warsash village since that early beginning.

The present band can trace its history back to the early 1980s when it was founded by three local families, the Smiths, Gorhams and Webbers, to give their children an opportunity to make music together.

Church Originally this was a brass band, as reflected in it's original title, the Warsash Brass Band. However, things have changed a bit since that time. The original children have grown up and moved on. New recruits joined and brought with them woodwind instruments, reflected in the new name of "The Warsash Band."

The band's instrumentation is now like that of a British Military Band and consists of trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums and tubas in the brass section and saxophones, clarinets, flutes and oboe in the woodwind section. A drummer completes the ensemble. The repertoire is also like that of a Military Band.