2011

Switching on the Grove Christmas Tree Lights

Service around the Tree

Ensembles at Waitrose, Wantage

Carolling at Waitrose

Carol Concert at Richmond Homes, Letcombe Regis

Mulled wine and mince pies

Concert Brass Christmas Supper Concert

Another year and another successful Concert Brass Supper Concert

A Band Christmas Concert

Pipes and Brass - Perfection 

Oxford Castle Christmas Market

Another Christmas Market

Dickensian Evening

December 2nd. the annual Dickensian Evening

 

Return to Bath

Bath Beckons

A Barn Dance with a difference

Another year, and another very successful Barn Dance

Remembrance

 

Big Band Supper Concert

What can we say - yet again a capacity audience!!

ODBBA Entertainment Contest

B Band celebrate Burford win.

Folkestone Contest


A great day for the Wantage Bands

Annual Concert 2011

Individual Bands and Massed Band Entertain

Winner of 'Community Band of the Year Award'


The Southern Counties Amateur Band Association has awarded the Wantage Silver Band the distinction of Community Band of the Year for 2011. An independent panel of respected judges oversaw the ‘Brass in the Community’ award process and their decision was unanimous. 

Richmond-Villages, Letcombe Regis Summer Concert

Celebrating the 40's and 50's

 

The Wantage Betjeman Festival

The Wantage Betjeman Festival

Betjeman Festival Opening

Betjeman, Bears and Brass

Aldbourne Carnival

Our annual visit to the Carnival.

Alan Fernie Workshop

Held on Saturday 16th July at East Challow British Legion Hall

Beaten the weather again!

More sun in Cheltenham!

Well Done Matty

Best Foot Forward

Concert at Shush

Wantage Concert Brass in action again....

Parade Gardens, Bath

Good weather at last!

Witney Carnival

Floats, cars, portable trees and WSB.

Letcombe Regis Fete

"A Grand Day Out".

Wallingford Carnival

Afraid its raining again!

Donkey Derby and Childrens' Party

Entertainment with a "kick"!

 

Market Stall, Youth Band and Trainer Band 2011

Annual Event

Swanage

Weather not a problem! 

Friday Night is Music Night

Concert receives much praise. 

All England Masters Contest

The Wantage A Band were very honoured to receive an invitation to play in the All England Masters Contest

Senior Trophy Contest at Blackpool

Wantage A Band at Blackpool

The Freedom of Wantage

A huge event and a huge success

Royal Wedding Celebrations

Wantage gathers for the Big Day.

Annual Youth Concert

Held in the King Alfred School Hall East Site

Big Band Concert

Once again The Big Band Supper Concert was an overwhelming success

Rotary Club Donation

The Rotary Club's Generous Donation following successful Charity Concert 

St George's Day Parade

The Band joins the annual St George's Day Parade at Wallingford 

Wantage Palm Sunday Parade

Band and congregations from Wantage Churches

Wantage Youth Brass Chill Out

30 attendees, 4 music staff and 6 helpers went by coach to our very own residential workshop at Dunfield House, Kington, Herefordshire on Tuesday 12th April.

Inner Band Contest 2011 - Results

   

Congratulations to the winners and well done everyone who participated.


Oompah Concert

Concert Brass, dressed for the occasion, presented a Supper Concert which was enjoyed by a capacity audience in the East Challow Hall.

London and Southern Counties Contest - Stevenage Leisure Centre

 Both our Contesting Bands set off with high hopes and performed well.

Duchennes Charity Concert - A Great Success

Wantage Youth Brass presented a fantastic concert in aid of the Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy Charity on Saturday 12th March in Grove Village Hall.

The Sweetest Quiz Night

A packed room at East Challow Village Hall on Saturday 5th March was proof of another entertaining quiz designed by Wantage Silver Band’s resident Quiz Masters.

Schools Initiative

The Wantage Silver Band is continuing its policy of offering brass tuition and instruments to local Primary Schools.

Full House for Rotary Charity Concert


Saturday's concert in the Civic Hall drew a capacity audience, no doubt attracted by the combination of the 'A' band, the Reading Scottish Pipe Band, and (making their first appearance in Wantage) the Doyle Academy Irish Dancers.

Allan Tomkins

The Wantage Band is sad to lose one its stalwarts, Allan Tomkins, who died on February 7th at the age of 70. Allan and his family all played in the Band – Allan on Bb bass, Carol on horn, Claudia and Anna on flugel and cornet – the whole family were a major part of Band life.

Band's Christmas Present

Many thanks to all Band members and helpers who participated in the carolling and fund raising in December.

Wantage Concert Brass Christmas Concert

Concert Brass conducted by Alan Sykes held their Christmas Supper Concert on 12th December at East Challow Village Hall. 

Wantage 'A' Band Christmas Concert

The Wantage ‘A’ Band, conducted by Phil Bailey, presented its annual Christmas Concert on 4th December at Wantage Civic Hall.

 

2011

 "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 

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Forthcoming Events

Sunday, 9th November  

  • Remembrance Day Parades

Saturday, 6th December

  • Concert Brass Supper Concert
    7:30pm - 10:00pm at East Challow Village Hall
    (Concert Brass)

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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