Wantage 'B' Band
The "B" Band mainly concentrates on competing at contests, however they are always in demand for concerts too. Their prowess has been rewarded and we are extremely pleased to say that following a 3rd placement at the Regionals in Stevenage in March 2013, they have now been promoted to the 2nd Section as of January 2014.
This group is conducted by Danny Dullforce, who returned to WSB after gaining valuable conducting experience elsewhere.
The above picture shows the band celebrating after their recent ODBBA contest success.
Danny began playing in the Wantage Silver Band, and has progressed to be a leading euphonium player who has played with many top bands. He also plays tuba in a brass quintet. He showed a talent for conducting at an early age, and for some time was resident conductor of the top section Lydney Band; he now concentrates on the Wantage ‘B’ Band and has taken them from the 4th Section to the dizzy heights of 2nd Section.
Wantage Silver Band has been making music in Wantage, Oxfordshire and beyond since 1972.
Our 'A' Band competes in the prestigious Championship Section of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and having won the Regionals recently will be competing at the Championships in October at the Royal Albert Hall. Our 'B' Band is in Second Section and will be competing at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September, having been awarded 2nd place at the Regionals, whilst our Academy Brass competed for the first time in Fourth Section this year. To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Youth Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.
Practice Times - During July and August all bands make their own arrangements - for details please contact Eileen on 01235 767541
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Saturday, 20th September - Sunday, 21st September
National Brass Band Finals - "B" Band competes in the "2nd" Section at Cheltenhamat Racecourse Conference centre('B' Band)
Saturday, 27th September
Joint Concert with Abbey Brass7:30pm at Yolande Patterson Hall, Abingdon('B' Band)
Saturday, 11th October
National Finals ( Championship Section) Royal Albert Hallat Royal Albert Hall('A' Band)
Saturday, 18th October
Annual Concert7:30pm - 10:00pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage
Sunday, 9th November
Remembrance Day Parades
Saturday, 6th December
Concert Brass Supper Concert7:30pm - 10:00pm at East Challow Village Hall(Concert Brass)
Saturday, 13th December
'A' Band Christmas Concert('A' Band)