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.

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.    

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.

 Book a Band

If you would like to know more about hiring any of our Bands please e-mail bookings@wantageband.org or telephone our Bookings Secretary, Lesley, 01235 799061 

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About Us

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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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, 25th April

  • Concert Brass Supper Concert
    Concert Brass
    at East Challow Village Hall

Sunday, 26th April

  • St George's Day Parade
    'B' Band
    at Dorchester

Saturday, 2nd May

  • Concert at East Hanney British Legion Hall
    'B' Band

Saturday, 9th May

  • Senior Trophy Contest
    at Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sunday, 10th May

  • Rogation Service
    Youth Brass
    at Aldworth
  • Newbury Bandstand
    Academy Brass
    at Newbury Bandstand

Sunday, 17th May

  • Concert and BBQ on Tugwell Field, Wantage
    Concert Brass
    at CANCELLED
  • Old Berks Countryside Day
    at The Kennels SN7 8ES

Sunday, 24th May

  • Masters Contest
    at Kettering

Friday, 29th May

  • Whit Friday Contests - Saddleworth ( supporters welcome )

Sunday, 31st May

  • Parade Gardens Bandstand - Bath
    'B' Band
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday, 14th June

  • Church Service
    'B' Band
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale
  • Summer Fete
    'B' Band
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale

Saturday, 20th June

  • Wantage Music Festival Brass Classes
  • Montpelier Gardens Bandstand - Cheltenham
    Concert Brass
    2:30pm
  • Wantage Silver Concert of their Favourite Music
    7:30pm

Saturday, 27th June

Sunday, 28th June

Saturday, 4th July

  • John Hampden Primary School Fete - Thame
  • Big Band
    Big Band
    7:30pm at East Challow British Legion Hall

Sunday, 5th July

  • Field Concert and BBQ
    Youth Brass
    at Tugwell Field

Saturday, 11th July

  • Lechlade Church
    'B' Band
  • Witney Carnival
    Mixed Band
    10:30am
  • Concert at Faringdon Primary School
    'B' Band
    7:30pm

Saturday, 18th July

  • Wantage Silver Concert
    7:30pm at Wantage Parish Church

Sunday, 26th July

  • Carterton Bandstand
    Academy Brass

Sunday, 2nd August

  • DACA Northbourne Centre, Didcot
    Concert Brass
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday, 30th August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington

Monday, 31st August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington

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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