Wantage Big Band Book the Big Band
The Wantage Big Band is an 18-piece swing band. It performs the music of many legendary artists which include Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington to name a few. The band’s programme can be tailored to suit individual requirements ranging from weddings, outdoor festivals, corporate events and parties of all descriptions, where the band can play a selection of hits from the 20’s to the 80’s. As well as performing as an 18 piece, the band also play as a smaller combo.
The Wantage Big Band includes many music graduates from the London Music Colleges as well as colleges in Manchester, Birmingham and Wales.
Dear Mark I just wanted to write and thank you for all your help in organising the band and singers for our daughter, Jennifer’s wedding last Saturday. I know she was disappointed that you were not able to do it yourself but the Wantage Big Band and the singers were fantastic. Lots of people have said how much they enjoyed the day and the Band were a huge part of making it such a success. Please would you pass on our grateful thanks for them stepping in and providing us with a wonderful performance.
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 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.
Want to Play a Brass Instrument?
We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly. Contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 28th February
Quiz Night7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage
Sunday, 1st March
Oxford and District Brass Band Assn Winter Contestat Marlborough School Woodstock(Academy Brass)
Sunday, 8th March
Music for Youth, Swindon(Youth Brass)
Sunday, 15th March
Test Piece previews for A Band, B Band, and Academy Brass4:00pm - 7:00pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage('A' Band), ('B' Band), (Academy Brass)
Saturday, 21st March
London and Southern Counties Regional Contests - 2nd Sectionat Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre('B' Band)
Sunday, 22nd March
London and Southern Counties Regional Contests - A Band and Academy Brass ( Championship and 4th Section )at Stevenage Leisure Centre('A' Band), (Academy Brass)
Wednesday, 25th March
Annual General Meeting7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage
Sunday, 29th March
Palm Sunday Paradeat Charlton Church to Market Square, Wantage(Mixed Band)
Sunday, 19th April
Concert at Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading RG1 8EQ('A' Band)
Saturday, 25th April
Concert Brass Supper Concert7:30pm at East Challow Village Hall(Concert Brass)
Sunday, 26th April
St George's Day Parade1:30pm - 3:30pm at Dorchester('B' Band)
Saturday, 2nd May
Concertat East Hanney British Legion Hall('B' Band)
Saturday, 9th May
Senior Trophy Contestat Winter Gardens, Blackpool('A' Band)
Sunday, 10th May
Rogation Serviceat Aldworth(Mixed Band)
Sunday, 10th May
Newbury Bandstand3:00pm - 5:00pm at Newbury Bandstand
Sunday, 24th May
Masters Contestat Kettering('A' Band)
Sunday, 14th June
Stanford in the Vale Summer Fete + Church Service(Mixed Band)
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