Swanage

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.

 

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

Here are some of the plans being made for the BIG DAY -11th October 2014

 

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 will be competing at the Championships in October at the Royal Albert Hall.  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.

 

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, 11th October  

  • National Finals ( Championship Section) Royal Albert Hall
      at Royal Albert Hall
    ('A' Band)

Saturday, 18th October

  • Annual Concert
    7:30pm - 10:00pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage Order Tickets

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
    ('A' Band)

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