Wantage Silver Band is a Registered Charity dedicated to education in music by practice and performance.

For a modest subscription anyone of any age will be taught to play an instrument and to work together as a band. There are bands to suit all abilities.

The Charity strives for the highest standard by once or twice weekly practices with experienced conductors. This approach helps sustain the Brass Band Movement which started in the UK over 150 years ago and is part of Britain’s cultural and music heritage, providing not only entertainment for the community at large, but also valuable educational and social benefits for all those who participate.

  • A Band

  •  Band Hall

  • Concert Brass

  • Trombones at Blenheim Palace

  • Marching Workshop

  • St Georges Day, Wallingford

  • Celebration Day

  • 1972 - Our  first players

  • Academy Brass

Forthcoming Events:

 Saturday 2nd May  Wantage 'B' Band conducted by Danny Dullforce presents a nostalgic evening with themed music from the 2nd World War and a selection of Big Band music.  East Hanney Royal British Legion Hall 7.30pm Tickets £5 on the door.

  Sunday 10th May Academy Band conducted by Nikki Jones presents 2 hours of music at Newbury Band Stand starting at 3pm

Latest News

Concert Brass Supper Concert

Spring Concert - Packed to the rafters

Oxford

Ensemble 

Palm Sunday

Wantage March 2015

Quiz Night

Clever People and Puds

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About Us

Wantage Silver Band has been making music in Wantage, Oxfordshire and beyond since 1972.

Our Wantage Silver are in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2014 competed at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals.   Our 'B' Band promoted to Second Section in 2014, competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September 2014. In March 2015 they  won promotion to First Section as of January 2016.    Academy Brass,  formed in 2013, are our Fourth Section Band.  To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Youth Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.
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Want to Play a Brass Instrument?

 We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, 2nd May

  • Nostalgic Evening with Themed Music from 2nd World War and Big Band Music
    'B' Band
    at Royal British Legion Hall East Hanney

Saturday, 9th May

  • Senior Trophy Contest
    at Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sunday, 10th May

  • Newbury Bandstand
    Academy Brass
    at Newbury Bandstand
  • Rogation Service
    Youth Brass
    at Aldworth

Sunday, 17th May

  • Old Berks Countryside Day
    at The Kennels SN7 8ES
  • Concert and BBQ - CANCELLED
    Concert Brass
    at Tugwell Field

Sunday, 24th May

  • Masters Contest
    at Kettering

Friday, 29th May

  • Whit Friday Contests - Saddleworth ( supporters welcome )

Sunday, 31st May

  • Parade Gardens Bandstand - Bath
    'B' Band
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday, 7th June

  • Open Air Concert
    Academy Brass
    at Tugwell Field

Sunday, 14th June

  • Summer Fete
    'B' Band
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale
  • Church Service
    'B' Band
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale

Saturday, 20th June

Saturday, 27th June

Sunday, 28th June

  • Wantage Music festival - Final Concert
  • Chieveley Village Fete
    'B' Band
  • Open Air Concert BBQ, Cream Teas and Bar
    Concert Brass
    at Tugwell Field, Wantage

Saturday, 4th July

  • John Hampden Primary School Fete - Thame
  • Big Band
    Big Band
    7:30pm at East Challow British Legion Hall

Sunday, 5th July

  • Open Air Concert BBQ, Cream Teas and Bar
    Youth Brass
    at Tugwell Field, Wantage

Saturday, 11th July

  • Lechlade Church
    'B' Band
  • Witney Carnival
    Mixed Band
    10:30am
  • Concert at Faringdon Primary School
    'B' Band
    7:30pm

Saturday, 18th July

  • Wantage Silver present their Favourite Music
    at Wantage Parish Church

Sunday, 19th July

  • Open Air Concert BBQ Cream Teas and bar
    'B' Band
    at Tugwell Field

Sunday, 26th July

  • Carterton Bandstand
    Academy Brass

Sunday, 2nd August

  • DACA Northbourne Centre, Didcot
    Concert Brass
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday, 30th August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington

Monday, 31st August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington

Hire A Band

Are you holding an event, party or perhaps a wedding?  It's easy to hire one of our marvellous Brass Bands and don't forget we have a fantastic swing Big Band also available for all occasions.  For more information click here)   

  "I went to a wedding recently where the Wantage Silver Band were  playing....... I would thoroughly recommend hiring them for your next event!" Kate, Oxford        
 

Support The Band

 Please visit our Support the Band page to see how you can help with our fundraising.

 We are very grateful for the kind support of ourSponsors 

Perhaps you would like to become a Patron or a Sponsor, if you are interested please click here for more information.

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