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

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

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.  

BEST NEWS THEY DID IT AGAIN UNDER THE BATON OF THEIR RESIDENT CONDUCTOR, CRAIG PATTERSON :  SO ON SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2O16 THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN OFF TO THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL -  WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU ALL.

The Wantage Band Celebrate - 2nd Place at Stevenage 2016 = The Royal Albert Hall in October.

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

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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

Sunday, 28th August

  • White Horse Show, Uffington
    Mixed Band

Monday, 29th August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington
    Mixed Band

Sunday, 18th September

  • Royal Air Force Association Parade
    'A' Band
    at Portway, Wantage

Saturday, 8th October

  • National Brass Band Championship Finals
    'A' Band
    at Royal Albert Hall

Saturday, 22nd October

  • Reading Pipers Concert
    'A' Band, 'B' Band
    6:00pm at Reading Town Hall

Saturday, 12th November

  • Remembrance Parade and Service, East Garston
    Academy Brass
    at East Garston

Sunday, 13th November

  • Remembrance Parade and Service - East Hanney
    'B' Band
    10:00am at East Hanney British Legion
  • Wantage Remembrance Parade and Service
    'A' Band
    10:00am at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage

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 We are very grateful for the kind support of our Sponsors 

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