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Hailsham Mayor to Attend RAFA Spring Band Concert

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A trumpeter playing in a Brass Band 

The Mayor of Hailsham will be among those to attend the Hailsham branch of the Royal Air Force Association’s spring concert on Sunday 21st May.

The concert, which takes place at the Hailsham Civic Community Hall in Vicarage Lane, will feature a string of classic tunes performed by Wealden Brass including True and Trusty and Sousa On Parade, as well as more contemporary tunes such as Life On Mars and the greatest hits of Neil Diamond.

The Hailsham Community College Orchestra are scheduled to play and will perform the 1st movement from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony: Allegro con Brio. The Hailsham Community College Ensemble will be performing Bach’s Minuet and Méditation from the opera Thaïs by Jules Massenet, and the college’s junior group will join Wealden Brass for part of the programme.

All funds raised from the concert will go towards the RAFA Wings Appeal, a fundraising project set up to provide welfare support for veterans from those involved in World War II through to today’s serving RAF personnel and their families.

“The Royal Air Force Association has offered a programme that is filled with all the old favourites as well as more contemporary pieces of music,” said Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman, who is delighted to be attending the concert alongside his wife, the Mayoress Mrs Sandra Coltman.

“The Wings Appeal serves to help people remember those who gave their lives selflessly to protect Britain and preserve the way of life we enjoy. I hope that our veterans and local residents will take the time to go along to the concert, which will help raise vital funds for such a good cause.”

The concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are priced at £7 each for adults or £4 for children under 16 and include refreshments during the interval.

Entry is by programme and, with limited seats available, early bookings are strongly recommended. Tickets can be reserved by calling 01323 841364.

For more information about the RAFA Wings Appeal, visit

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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