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Wantage 'B' Band -  First Section

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

(Photos above taken at Lechlade Church prior to the Classical Favourites Concert)

"B" Band have a new CD - Classical Favourites - all the songs played at Lechlade Church priced at £6.50 plus P & P - this would make a wonderful present - contact : secretary@wantageband.org for more details

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.

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 AND from 2016 into 1ST SECTION.
 

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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, 15th May

  • Old Berkshire Hunt Countryside Day
    Mixed Band
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Childrey Hymns
    Concert Brass
    3:00pm at Childrey Methodist Church

Friday, 20th May

  • Whit Friday Contest 2016 - Saddleworth
    Mixed Band

Sunday, 29th May

  • Carterton Bandstand
    Academy Brass
    2:00pm

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
    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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