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 huge thank you to everyone in Wantage, Grove, Stanford in the Vale, all the surrounding villages and Sainsburys, Wantage; Sainsburys, Didcot; Waitrose, Wantage and Tesco, Abingdon for their support and generosity whilst we played carols during December 2016.

About Us

Wantage Silver Band has been making music in Wantage, Oxfordshire and beyond since 1972.

Our Wantage Band is in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2016 competed at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals, their second visit in 2 years.   Our 'B' Band in March 2015 won promotion to First Section as of January 2016 having been promoted to Second Section in 2014.   Academy Brass,  formed in 2013, are in Fourth Section.  To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.

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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         

 

 

Interested in Playing a Brass Instrument?

We can provide an instrument and tuition.

Beginners classes are held on Saturday mornings at our Band Hall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, 21st January

  • Masterclass with Roger Webster
    2:00pm to 4:00pm at Wantage Silver Band Band Hall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage, Oxon. Free Admission
  • Roger Webster In Concert with The Wantage Band
    'A' Band
    7:30pm at St Bartholomew's School, Bartlemy Road, Newbury RG14 6LA

Friday, 17th February

Saturday, 25th February to Sunday, 26th February

  • ODBBA Contest
    'A' Band

Saturday, 18th March

  • Area Contest
    at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

Sunday, 19th March

  • Area Contest
    at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

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 We are very grateful for the kind support of our Sponsors 

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