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

  • Bandstand Marathon 2011

  • Trombones at Blenheim Palace

  • Marching Workshop

  • St Georges Day, Wallingford

  • Celebration Day

  • 1972 - Our  first players

Stevenage - results below.

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Concert Brass Christmas Dinner 

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About Us

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

Our 'A' Band competes in the prestigious Championship Section of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and having won the Regionals in 2014 competed at the Championships in October at the Royal Albert Hall gaining 10th place. They are now placed 52nd in the world.  Our 'B' Band was promoted to Second Section in 2014 and competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September gaining an 8th place.  Our Academy Brass competed for the first time in Fourth Section in 2014. 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

Friday, 27th March

  • Cheese and Wine Tasting
    7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage see poster

Sunday, 29th March

  • Palm Sunday
    Mixed Band
    at Charlton Church, Wantage to Market Square

Sunday, 19th April

  • The Highland Gathering - Reading Scottish Pipers guests The Wantage Band for more details:
    at Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading

Saturday, 25th April

  • Concert Brass Supper Concert
    Concert Brass
    at East Challow Village Hall

Sunday, 26th April

  • St George's Day Parade
    'B' Band
    at Dorchester

Saturday, 2nd May

  • Concert at East Hanney British Legion Hall
    'B' Band

Saturday, 9th May

  • Senior Trophy Contest
    'A' Band
    at Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sunday, 10th May

  • Newbury Bandstand
    Academy Brass
    at Newbury Bandstand
  • Rogation Service at Aldworth
    Mixed Band
    at Aldworth

Sunday, 24th May

  • Masters Contest
    'A' Band
    at Kettering

Friday, 29th May

  • Whit Friday Contests - Saddleworth ( supporters welcome )
    'A' Band

Sunday, 14th June

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

Saturday, 20th June

  • Montpelier Gardens Bandstand - Cheltenham
    Concert Brass
    2:30pm
  • "A" Band ( Current London and Southern Counties Champion ) Concert of their Favourite Music
    'A' Band
    7:30pm

Saturday, 27th June

  • Wantage Music Festival Brass Classes

Sunday, 28th June

  • Field Concert and BBQ
    'A' Band
    at Tugwell Field
  • Wantage Music festival - Final Concert
  • Chieveley Village Fete
    'B' Band

Saturday, 4th July

  • Big Band
    Big Band
    7:30pm at East Challow British Legion Hall

Sunday, 5th July

  • Field Concert and BBQ
    Youth Brass
    at Tugwell Field

Saturday, 11th July

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

Saturday, 18th July

  • "A" Band Concert
    'A' Band
    7:30pm at Wantage Parish Church

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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