The Wantage Band  Conductor Craig Patterson

Championship Section

About :  The Wantage Band

Even from the early days of the WSB we have had a very promising 'A' Band . From first contests in the Oxford & District Brass Band Association, they registered as a 4th Section Band, and have worked through the sections 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st to the dizzy height of the Championship Section.

Players have come and gone – but some have remained to become the backbone of The Wantage Band.

The present mix of youngsters and experienced players works well, bonded together by the enjoyment of playing good music to a high standard.

 

Craig's first Concert with Wantage Band was at our Annual Concert in October 2015

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The Wantage Band's Achievement at the National Finals at The Royal Albert Hall

It’s every band’s dream to get to the Championship finals and play on the same stage as the world’s top brass bands – and The Wantage Band with their conductor Phil Bailey made it. 

Having won the Championship Section at the Regionals on Sunday 16th March 2014, The Wantage Band competed in the Championships at the Royal Albert Hall on 11th October 2014.  They gained a fabulous 10th place out of 20 Bands.  A proud moment for 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 is in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2016 will compete at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals, their second visit in 2 years.   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

Thursday, 2nd June to Friday, 3rd June

  • WSB Summer Course
    11:00am to 4:00pm at 2nd June The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX -------- 11am to 4pm 3rd June The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage OX12 8FR

Saturday, 4th June

  • Fete - Horton cum Studley
    'B' Band
  • The Wantage Big Band - Supper Concert
    Big Band
    7:30pm at Challow British Legion, Vicarage Hill, OX12 9RP

Saturday, 11th June

  • Wantage Summer Festival
    Mixed Band
    12:00pm at Wantage Market Place

Sunday, 12th June

  • Queen's Birthday Celebrations with ODBBA - Blenheim Palace
    Academy Brass
  • Wantage 90th Celebration
    'B' Band, Mixed Band
    12:00pm at Market Place, Wantage

Saturday, 18th June

  • Contest at Bugle, Cornwall
    'A' Band
  • Joint Concert at Faringdon Parish Church with the Ferndale Community Choir
    Academy Brass

Sunday, 19th June

  • Stanford in the Vale Summer Festival
    'B' Band

Saturday, 25th June

  • Concert with Pangbourne Choral Society
    'A' Band
    at Pangbourne College

Sunday, 26th June

Saturday, 9th July

  • John Hampden School Fete
    Academy Brass
    11:30am
  • Proms Concert
    'B' Band
    7:30pm

Saturday, 16th July

  • The Wantage Band - Concert
    'A' Band
    7:30pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX

Sunday, 24th July

  • Stratford - upon - Avon Bandstand
    Concert Brass
    3:00pm

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