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.

  •  The Band Hall at Tugwell Field

  • Wantage Band

  • Concert Brass

  • "B" Band

  • Academy Brass

  • Trombones at Blenheim Palace

  • Marching Workshop

  • 1972 - Our  first players

  • Bath and B Band

  • Brass on the Grass with Academy Brass 7th June

  • March Whit Friday.

  • Contesting at Dobcross under the tree.

  • Waiting at Dobcross

  • Playing on the moors

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Latest News

Concert Brass on the Grass

Another Popular Afternoon

Another Busy Day

Trainer Band Compete  Fantastic Result

Cheltenham Calling

Bandstand provides a haven

Bath in June

B Band's visit to Parade Gardens

Farewell to Phil

Warm wishes for the future from us all.

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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.

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        

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, 11th July

  • Wantage Silver "B" Band presents An Evening of Classical Favourites
    'B' Band
    at Lechlade Church, Lechlade
  • Witney Carnival
    Mixed Band

Saturday, 18th July

  • The Wantage Band with guests Wantage Youth Brass
    at Wantage Parish Church

Sunday, 19th July

  • Brass on the Grass 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

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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