Wantage 'B' Band

The "B" Band mainly concentrates on competing at contests, however they are always in demand for concerts too.

2015 a very good year:

Having competed at Stevenage,they left with a brilliant result - Promotion to 1st Section in 2016.  Well done all of you.

Practice just before Stevenage 2015

2014 had been a very good year too:

'B' Band's prowess was rewarded and we were extremely pleased to say that following their promotion to 2nd Section as of January, they then competed at the Regionals in Stevenage in March and gained 2nd place.  An amazing achievement as they had only just been promoted.   Then to cap it all they played at the Finals at Cheltenham in September and were placed 8th out of 17 bands.  What an amazing team.

This group is conducted by Danny Dullforce, who returned to WSB after gaining valuable conducting experience elsewhere.

 

Practice just before competing at Cheltenham 2014.

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Conductor

Danny Dullforce

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.
 

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About Us

Wantage Silver Band has been making music in Wantage, Oxfordshire and beyond since 1972.

Our Wantage Silver are in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2014 competed at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals.   Our 'B' Band promoted to Second Section in 2014, competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September 2014. In March 2015 they  won promotion to First Section as of January 2016.    Academy Brass,  formed in 2013, are our Fourth Section Band.  To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Youth Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.
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Want to Play a Brass Instrument?

 We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Sunday, 19th April

  • The Highland Gathering - Reading Scottish Pipers guests Wantage Silver for more details:
    at Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading

Saturday, 25th April

  • Concert Brass Supper Concert
    Concert Brass
    at East Challow Village Hall

Sunday, 26th April

  • St George's Day Parade
    'B' Band
    at Dorchester

Saturday, 2nd May

  • Concert at East Hanney British Legion Hall
    'B' Band

Saturday, 9th May

  • Senior Trophy Contest
    at Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sunday, 10th May

  • Newbury Bandstand
    Academy Brass
    at Newbury Bandstand
  • Rogation Service at Aldworth
    Mixed Band
    at Aldworth

Sunday, 17th May

  • Concert and BBQ on Tugwell Field, Wantage
    Concert Brass

Sunday, 24th May

  • Masters Contest
    at Kettering

Friday, 29th May

  • Whit Friday Contests - Saddleworth ( supporters welcome )

Sunday, 14th June

  • Summer Fete
    'B' Band
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale
  • Church Service
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale

Saturday, 20th June

  • Wantage Music Festival Brass Classes
  • Montpelier Gardens Bandstand - Cheltenham
    Concert Brass
    2:30pm
  • Wantage Silver Concert of their Favourite Music
    7:30pm

Saturday, 27th June

Sunday, 28th June

Saturday, 4th July

  • Big Band
    Big Band
    7:30pm at East Challow British Legion Hall

Sunday, 5th July

  • Field Concert and BBQ
    Youth Brass
    at Tugwell Field

Saturday, 11th July

  • Witney Carnival
    Mixed Band
    10:30am
  • Concert at Faringdon Primary School
    'B' Band
    7:30pm

Saturday, 18th July

  • Wantage Silver Concert
    7:30pm at Wantage Parish Church

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        
 

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