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.

  • Wantage Band

  • 2015 Carolling

  • B Band at Lechlade Church

  • Philip Harper Workshop

  • Halloween Masquerade Ball 2015

  • Academy Brass

  • Mixed Band

  • Concert Brass

  • Trainer Band

  • Youth Brass

  • 1972 - Our  first players

Our collection from carolling this year will go towards running the band and funding our Public Access Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) which we will be mounting outside our Band Hall in Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage - A417.  After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone's chance of survival by 10 per cent. If a local resident were to see someone collapse and they called emergency services they would be given the code to the nearest box containing a defibrillator. The equipment is automatic and can be used without training.

Coming Soon ....


and  East Hanney Royal British Legion  Concert with "B" Band at The East Hanney British Legion Hall on Saturday 12th December starting at 7.30. Tickets £5 ON THE DOOR


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Youth Brass


Carolling - 2015

Our First Carolling Event for 2015  

Remembrance Day

Wantage Remembers 2015


Saturday and Sunday

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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 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 in Fourth Section.  To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Youth 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         


Looking for a Christmas present :

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


Interested in Playing a Brass Instrument?

We can provide an instrument and tuition.

A new Beginners class started on September 5th at our Band Hall, Tugwell Field, Wantage, but there is room for more.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Tuesday, 1st December

  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Witan Way, Wantage

Wednesday, 2nd December

  • Street Carolling
    7:00pm at Witan Way, Wantage

Thursday, 3rd December

  • Didcot
    7:00pm at Great Western Park
  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Mably Way / Roman Way Wantage
  • Faringdon Shopping Evening
    Mixed Band

Friday, 4th December

  • Dickensian Evening, Wantage
    Mixed Band
    6:00pm at Market Square, Wantage and supermarkets

Saturday, 5th December

  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    at 09.30 - 12.30 Wantage Town
  • 'A' Band Christmas Concert
    'A' Band
    7:30pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX

Sunday, 6th December

  • Steventon Christmas Lights
    Mixed Band
    at 6pm - Village Hall

Tuesday, 8th December

  • Street Carolling - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Naldertown / Priory Orchard / Ham Road / Greenacres Drive

Wednesday, 9th December

  • Mayors Carol Concert
    Mixed Band
    10:30am at Wantage Parish Church

Thursday, 10th December

  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Charlton Heights West / Barnards Way, Wantage

Saturday, 12th December

  • Supermarket carols - Sainsburys Didcot
    Mixed Band
  • East Hanney Royal British Legion B Band Christmas Concert
    'B' Band
    7:30pm at East Hanney British Legion £5 on the door

Sunday, 13th December

  • Celebrate Christmas with Concert Brass and a great Supper
    Concert Brass
    7:00pm to 10:00pm at East Challow Village Hall

Monday, 14th December

  • Supermarket Carols - Sainsburys Wantage
    Mixed Band
  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Warmans Close, Lydsee Gate and Segsbury
  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Charlton Village

Tuesday, 15th December

  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Garston Lane / Foliat Drive Wantage

Wednesday, 16th December

  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Ormond Road / Orchard Way Wantage

Thursday, 17th December

  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Chain Hill Wantage

Tuesday, 22nd December

  • Christmas Tree Service
    Mixed Band
    6:45pm at Grove

Thursday, 24th December

  • Supermarket Carols
    Mixed Band
    10:00am at Waitrose Wallingford Street Wantage
  • Mayors Carols
    Mixed Band
    6:30pm at Victoria Cross Gallery,Market Square, Wantage

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.

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