Wantage Youth Brass

Sam Wyne is our Youth Brass Conductor.

Players in Youth Brass are aged between about 8 and 18 and play at a variety of engagements and occasional contests throughout the year. There is a friendly fun atmosphere, but the band always aims to play at a high standard.

Initially, it was necessary to augment the band with several experienced adults to be able to perform well for public audiences, but now the band is largely self-supporting and you will see only a few adults on the stand, to fill odd gaps. When booking a band for a fete, for example, organisers often choose the Youth Brass for the extra enjoyment of seeing so many young players taking part. 
 

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Above :  Youth Brass and Conductor, Sara Jane, at our Open Day. 

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 Above : Youth Brass at their popular Fish'n'Ships concert with former conductor, Roger Middlebrook, to whom we are extremely grateful for his enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration.

 

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 With thanks to Activities Oxfordshire for their Grant for our "2013 Chill Out" at Dunfield House

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About Us

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.
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Want to Play a Brass Instrument?

 We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, 21st March   - Sunday, 22nd March  

  • London and Southern Counties Regional Contests
      at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

Saturday, 9th May  

  • Senior Trophy Contest
      at Winter Gardens, Blackpool
    ('A' Band)

Sunday, 24th May  

  • Masters Contest
      at Kettering
    ('A' 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        
 

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 ourSponsors 
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