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.

  • Twinning

  • John Hampden School Fete

  • Cuckhamsley Scout Fete

  • Brass on the Grass/Carpet - The Wantage Summer Festival

  • Wantage Mayor's Charity 2016

  • Academy Brass at Chieveley

  • The Wantage Band at Pangbourne

  • Queen's Birthday Celebration

  • Academy Brass Basses at Blenheim Palace

  • Big Band

  • Whit Friday 2016


Many vulnerable children in poorer countries have little to celebrate,
holding a Viva party is a simple but effective way to give a child a
joyful experience for a day.   WSB and GFEC are joining to put on
their own fundraising party to raise money for such children to
attend a Viva Party in December.


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About Us

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

Our Wantage Band is in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2016 will compete at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals, their second visit in 2 years.   Our 'B' Band in March 2015 won promotion to First Section as of January 2016 having been promoted to Second Section in 2014.   Academy Brass,  formed in 2013, are in Fourth Section.  To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.


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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         



B Band's amazing  CD - Classical Favourites - is  available  contact secretary@wantageband.org for more information.


Interested in Playing a Brass Instrument?

We can provide an instrument and tuition.

Beginners classes are held on Saturday mornings at our Band Hall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, 30th July

  • Summer Christmas Party
    3:00pm at Band Hall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage featuring Trainer Band and a Mixed Ensemble - Donations gratefully accepted

Thursday, 4th August

  • BBC Countryfile event at Blenheim
    Mixed Band

Sunday, 7th August

  • BBC Countryfile Event at Blenheim Palace
    Mixed Band

Saturday, 20th August

  • Grove Extravaganza, Rugby Club
    Mixed Band

Sunday, 28th August

  • White Horse Show, Uffington
    Mixed Band

Monday, 29th August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington
    Mixed Band

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 our Sponsors 

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

Easy Fundraising

Shop online at any of 600+ online retailers (including Amazon, Argos, M&S, Sainsburys, Tesco) and help raise funds for Wantage Silver Band. Find out more or register now at easyfundraising.org.uk/wantageband.