Concert for Grove Village Hall Improvement Plans

Over £500 raised for the Grove Village Hall Kitchen Refurbishment Project

Concert Brass played to a packed house last Saturday to help provide much needed funds to improve the kitchen at the Village Hall. Items included Beatles Medley and a great favourite “Baggy Trousers”. Euphonium soloist Andrew Barber played Watching the Wheat  to much appreciative applause.  With the addition of the  excellent raffle prizes and refreshments supplied by the Village Hall Committee the concert proved a great success.

The finale was Bier Gschicht'n  with the audience participating enthusiastically in the swaying and clapping.

 

 "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 is in Second Section and  will be competing at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September, having been awarded 2nd place at the Regionals, whilst 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.

Practice Times - During July and August all bands make their own arrangements - for details please contact Eileen on 01235 767541

 

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

Sunday, 24th August  

  • White Horse Agricultural Show
      at White Horse Show, Uffington

Monday, 25th August  

  • White Horse Agricultural Show
      at White Horse Show, Uffington
    (Mixed Band)

Saturday, 6th September

  • Aldebourne Carnival
    (Mixed Band)

Saturday, 20th September   - Sunday, 21st September  

  • National Brass Band Finals - "B" Band competes in the "2nd" Section at Cheltenham
      at Racecourse Conference centre
    ('B' Band)

Saturday, 27th September

  • Joint Concert with Abbey Brass
    7:30pm at Yolande Patterson Hall, Abingdon
    ('B' Band)

Saturday, 11th October  

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

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