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.
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 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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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 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 Contestat Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Sunday, 10th May
Newbury BandstandAcademy Brass
Rogation Service at AldworthMixed Band
Sunday, 17th May
Concert and BBQ on Tugwell Field, WantageConcert Brass
Sunday, 24th May
Masters Contestat Kettering
Friday, 29th May
Whit Friday Contests - Saddleworth ( supporters welcome )
Sunday, 14th June
Summer Fete'B' Band
Church Serviceat Stanford-in-the-Vale
Saturday, 20th June
Wantage Music Festival Brass Classes
Montpelier Gardens Bandstand - CheltenhamConcert Brass
Wantage Silver Concert of their Favourite Music7:30pm
Saturday, 27th June
Wantage Music Festival Brass Classes
Sunday, 28th June
Chieveley Village Fete'B' Band
Wantage Music festival - Final Concert
Field Concert and BBQ Wantage Silverat Tugwell Field, Wantage
Saturday, 4th July
Big BandBig Band
Sunday, 5th July
Field Concert and BBQYouth Brass
Saturday, 11th July
Witney CarnivalMixed Band
Concert at Faringdon Primary School'B' Band
Saturday, 18th July
Wantage Silver Concert7:30pm at Wantage Parish Church
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