Wantage Silver Band provides brass bands or brass ensembles for a wide variety of events, including:

  • Fetes and garden parties
  • Wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Parades and church services
  • Charity concerts
  • Bandograms

I went to a wedding recently where the Wantage Silver Band were playing. They played a wide variety of tunes from the traditional through to the contemporary, with a few musical numbers in between. They were fantastic and really added to the general atmosphere and my personal enjoyment of the day.  I would thoroughly recommend hiring them for your next event!   Kate, Oxford 

Just a quick note to thank the B Band for entertaining us so well at the Chieveley Village Fete.  They played really well and it was lovely to see them as they entertained everyone, it really made the afternoon special. We had a record number of people through the gate and we were most fortunate as the sun shone all afternoon.Please would you pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone in the band they did a fantastic job.Many thanks again. Aug 2013

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.    Aug 2013

We have a wide repertoire, ranging from traditional marches and arrangements of classical music to popular and film music. If you have specific requirements for pieces of music, we are often able to fulfil them.

 

For something different can we suggest our fabulous

Wantage Big Band 

This amazing swing band plays items from Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington to name only a few. The 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.

 

If you would like to know more about hiring any of our Bands please use the enquiry form below or telephone our Bookings Secretary, Lesley, 01235 799061

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 "A" Band - The National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall

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.

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                     

Want to play a Brass Instrument? We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

 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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Forthcoming Events

Sunday, 30th November  

  • Gloucester Brass Band Assn. Entertainment Contest
      at Larruperz Centre, Ross on Wye
    (Academy Brass)

Friday, 5th December

  • Dickensian Evening
    6:00pm - 8:00pm at Market Square, Wantage
    (Mixed Band)

Saturday, 6th December

  • Carols in Wantage Town
    (Mixed Band)
  • Concert Brass Supper Concert - Guest stars include Piper, Karen Osman and Cornet Soloist, Harry Kent
    7:30pm - 10:00pm at East Challow Village Hall
    (Concert Brass)
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Sunday, 7th December

  • Steventon Lights
    6:00pm - 7:00pm at Steventon
    (Mixed Band)

Wednesday, 10th December

  • Mayors Carol Service
    7:00pm - 8:00pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage
    ('A' Band)

Thursday, 11th December

  • Christmas Concert at Thatcham Baptist Church with Wantage Silver 'A' Band, Francis Baily Primary School Choir and Newbury trombone Ensemble
    7:00pm - 9:00pm at Thatcham Baptist Church
    ('A' Band)
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Saturday, 13th December  

  • Sainsburys Didcot
      at Sainsburys Orchard Centre Didcot
    (Mixed Band)

Saturday, 13th December

  • 'A' Band Christmas Concert with guests The Charlton School Choir
    7:30pm - 10:00pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage
    ('A' Band)
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Thursday, 18th December

  • Grove Carols
    7:00pm - 7:30pm at Grove
    (Mixed Band)

Friday, 19th December

  • Christmas Concert at Richmond Homes, Letcombe Regis
    ('B' Band)

Saturday, 20th December

  • Tesco Marcham Road Abingdon
    (Mixed Band)
  • Beales Dept Store, Fairacres Retail Park, Abingdon 2.30PM - 3.45PM
    (Mixed Band)

Sunday, 21st December

  • Sainsburys Wantage
    9:30am - 4:00pm at Sainsburys Wantage
    (Mixed Band)

Wednesday, 24th December  

  • Waitrose Wallingford Street, Wantage
    (Mixed Band)

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