Weather not a problem!
The intrepid players of Concert Brass and guests confronted the weather at Swanage on a rather miserable and wet Sunday afternoon. Some members took the “Orient Express” route into town from Corfe Castle, the remainder stayed on the coach (but all managed to meet up later ready to face the weather).
Unfortunately the open air site organised for the concert was not suitable . So a change of venue became the order of the day - the new location was the covered bandstand right by the sea.
Although not a huge number of spectators braved the rain, the concert proved a great hit with some members of the public, and those who watched from their balconies.
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.
Want to Play a Brass Instrument?
We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly. Contact Eileen at email@example.com
Saturday, 14th February
Beetle Drive7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage
Saturday, 28th February
Quiz Night7:30pm at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Wantage
Saturday, 21st March - Sunday, 22nd March
London and Southern Counties Regional Contestsat Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre
Sunday, 29th March
Palm Sundayat Charlton Church(Mixed Band)
Sunday, 26th April
St George's Day Paradeat Dorchester('B' Band)
Saturday, 9th May
Senior Trophy Contestat Winter Gardens, Blackpool('A' Band)
Sunday, 10th May
Rogation Serviceat Aldworth('B' Band)
Sunday, 10th May
Newbury Bandstand3:00pm - 5:00pm at Newbury Bandstand
Sunday, 24th May
Masters Contestat Kettering('A' Band)
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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