The Bandroom :
Rushen Silver Band have their own bandroom, purpose built by members of the band. The Bandroom was opened in 1983, after a number of years when the band wandered around the local district using whatever rehearsal venues they could find.
In 2002, the band completed an extension to the bandroom, enabling more space for our growing Friday night learners, and giving the band room to run sectional rehearsals, as well as having increased storage space. Many thanks go to the Isle of Man Public Lotteries Trust, the Isle of Man Arts Council, the Estate of Mr T.E. Lowey, the Friends of Rushen Silver Band and the generosity of all who contributed towards raising funds for the extension.
A big thank you must also go to David and John Radcliffe, who generously donated both the land the original bandroom was built on, and that for the extension.
The Bandroom is located in Ballafesson, just off the Port Erin - Colby road. If you take the left hand turn (Qualtroughs Lane) immediately before the Ballachurry corner, heading out of Port Erin, the bandroom can be found on the right hand side.
The Cake that was made to mark the 21st anniversary of the opening of the bandroom.