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.
GREAT NEWS JANUARY 2016
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 13th February
Red and Black Valentine's Ball with Wantage Big Bandat Memorial Hall, Highworth Road, Shrivenham starting at 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, 20th February
Quiz and Pudding Nightat The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage starting at 7.30pm
Sunday, 28th February
ODBBA ContestAcademy Brass
Saturday, 19th March
London and Southern Counties Area Contest at Stevenage'B' Band
Sunday, 20th March
London and Southern Counties Area Contestat Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre - Wantage Band and Academy Brass