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.

I write to pass on our thanks to The Silver Band for such a wonderful evening we had in the church last night. The band were outstanding and we have not stopped talking about it. Please pass on our thanks to everyone who performed we did not know what to expect but it was beyond any expectations. 
Kind regards Christine

 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.  


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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.


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

Saturday, 12th November

  • Remembrance Parade and Service, East Garston
    Academy Brass
    at East Garston

Sunday, 13th November

  • Remembrance Parade and Service - East Hanney
    'B' Band
    10:00am at East Hanney British Legion
  • Wantage Remembrance Parade and Service
    'A' Band
    10:00am at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage

Sunday, 20th November

  • Gloucester Contest
    'B' Band
    at Gloucester

Friday, 2nd December

  • Dickensian Evening, Wantage
    Mixed Band
    6:00pm at Market Square, Wantage

Saturday, 3rd December

  • Concert Brass Supper Concert
    7:30pm at East Challow Village Hall

Friday, 9th December

  • Academy Christmas Concert
    Academy Brass

Saturday, 10th December

  • The Wantage Band Christmas Concert
    'A' Band
    6:30pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX

Support The Band

 Please visit our Support the Band page to see how you can help with our fundraising.

 We are very grateful for the kind support of our Sponsors 

Perhaps you would like to become a Patron or a Sponsor, if you are interested please click here for more information.

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