Wantage 'B' Band
The "B" Band mainly concentrates on competing at contests, however they are always in demand for concerts too.
2014 has been a very good year:
'B' Band's prowess has been rewarded and we are 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.
The above picture shows the band entertaining at the BBQ. The picture below shows the band just before they competed at Cheltenham.
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 in 2014 competed at the Championships in October at the Royal Albert Hall gaining 10th place. They are now placed 52nd in the world. Our 'B' Band was promoted to Second Section in 2014 and competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September gaining an 8th place. Our Academy Brass competed for the first time in Fourth Section in 2014. To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Youth Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.
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Sunday, 8th March
Music for Youth, SwindonYouth Brass
Sunday, 15th March
Previews of A, B, Academy March and Test Pieces
Saturday, 21st March
London and Southern Counties Regional Contests - 2nd Section B Band'B' Band
Sunday, 22nd March
London and Southern Counties Regional Contests - Academy and A Band'A' Band, Academy Brass
Wednesday, 25th March
A.G.M.7:00pm at Band Hall, Tugwell Field
Friday, 27th March
Cheese and Wine Tasting7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage see poster
Sunday, 29th March
Palm SundayMixed Band
Sunday, 19th April
The Highland Gathering - Reading Scottish Pipers guests The Wantage Band for more details:at Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading
Saturday, 25th April
Concert Brass Supper ConcertConcert Brass
Sunday, 26th April
St George's Day Parade'B' Band
Saturday, 2nd May
Concert at East Hanney British Legion Hall'B' Band
Saturday, 9th May
Senior Trophy Contest'A' Band
Sunday, 10th May
Newbury BandstandAcademy Brass
Rogation Service at AldworthMixed Band
Sunday, 24th May
Masters Contest'A' Band
Sunday, 14th June
Summer Feteat Stanford-in-the-Vale
Church Serviceat Stanford-in-the-Vale
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