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.

  • Concert Brass Annual Dinner 2016

  • Partial Academy Brass - getting ready for the Regionals 2016

  • Christmas Morning

  • 2015 Carolling (more pictures below)

  • 2015 Carolling

  • B Band at Christmas

  • A Band at Christmas

  • Concert Brass at Christmas



We are very grateful to the residents of Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wantage and the surrounding villages for their extremely generous contributions towards running the band and are pleased to say the Defibrillator will very shortly be mounted outside the Band Hall.  The collection raised over £7,000.00

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                              Tickets can also be ordered via this website.

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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 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, 13th February

  • Red and Black Valentine's Ball with Wantage Big Band
    at Memorial Hall, Highworth Road, Shrivenham starting at 7.30 p.m.

Saturday, 20th February

  • Quiz and Pudding Night
    at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage starting at 7.30pm

Sunday, 28th February

  • ODBBA Contest
    Academy Brass

Saturday, 19th March

  • London and Southern Counties Area Contest at Stevenage
    'B' Band
    at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

Sunday, 20th March

  • London and Southern Counties Area Contest
    at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre - Wantage Band and Academy Brass

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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