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.

  • Phil's Farewell Concert

  • B Band at Lechlade Church

  • Dont miss this amazing event

  • Concert Brass

  • Academy Brass

  • Youth Brass on the Grass Concert

  • Trainer Band

  • Uffington White Horse Show - Mixed Band

  • 1972 - Our  first players

  • Brass on the Grass with Academy Brass 7th June

  • Wantage Band

  • Contesting at Dobcross under the tree.

  • Concert Brass at Cheltenham

  • B Band at Bath

  • Youth Brass

September

Are you interested in learning to play a brass instrument?  A new Beginners Class starts this month at our Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage  -  we can provide an instrument and tuition, so contact Eileen for more information at bandmaster@wantageband.org

October Special Events

Saturday 3rd October

Joint Concert "B" Band, Abbey Brass  - Abingdon

Saturday 17th October 

Annual Concert - The Beacon     

Saturday 31st October 

Grand Masked Ball - The Beacon

 

 

About Us

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

Our Wantage Band 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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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        
 

Interested in Playing a Brass Instrument?

We can provide an instrument and tuition.

A new Beginners class starts on September 5th at our Band Hall, Tugwell Field, Wantage.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, 5th September

  • Aldbourne Carnival
    Mixed Band
    6:00pm

Saturday, 19th September

Sunday, 20th September

  • Royal Air Force Association Parade
    'A' Band
    10:45am at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage

Saturday, 3rd October

  • Joint Concert 'B' Band and Abbey Brass
    'B' Band
    7:30pm at St Helens and St Katherines School Hall

Saturday, 17th October

  • Annual Concert
    7:30pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage

Sunday, 25th October

  • ODBBA Entertainment Contest
    Academy Brass
    at Woodstock

Saturday, 31st October

  • GRAND MASKED BALL
    Big Band
    7:30pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage

Saturday, 7th November

  • Remembrance Parade East Garston
    Youth Brass
    10:30am

Sunday, 8th November

  • Remembrance Parade - East Hanney
    'B' Band
    10:30am at British Legion Hall East Hanney marching to West Hanney Church with Service and Last Post
  • Remembrance Parade - Wantage
    'A' Band
    10:45am at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage

Saturday, 5th December

  • 'A' Band Christmas Concert
    'A' Band
    7:30pm

Wednesday, 9th December

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

Saturday, 12th December

  • 'B' Christmas Concert East Hanney
    'B' Band
    7:30pm at British Legion Hall - East Hanney

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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