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 recently 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 this year and competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September gaining an 8th place. 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.
Want to Play a Brass Instrument?
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Saturday, 14th February
Beetle Drive7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage
Saturday, 28th February
Quiz Night7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage
Saturday, 21st March - Sunday, 22nd March
London and Southern Counties Regional Contestsat Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre
Sunday, 29th March
Palm Sundayat Charlton Church(Mixed Band)
Sunday, 26th April
St George's Day Paradeat Dorchester('B' Band)
Saturday, 9th May
Senior Trophy Contestat Winter Gardens, Blackpool('A' Band)
Sunday, 10th May
Rogation Serviceat Aldworth('B' Band)
Sunday, 10th May
Newbury Bandstand3:00pm - 5:00pm at Newbury Bandstand
Sunday, 24th May
Masters Contestat Kettering('A' Band)
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