Bands Gather for the Torch
A mixed band from Wantage joined with both Witney and Yarnton Bands at the reception for the Olympic Torch Relay in the grounds of Blenheim Palace on Monday 9th July.
A huge crowd had gathered and although the weather proved very changeable, the atmosphere was charged and all enjoyed the event. Having entertained during the afternoon, the bands played Land of Hope and Glory (accompanied by the spectators) as the exchange of flame was made and the torch bearer prepared to leave the Palace grounds.
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 in 2014 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 in 2014 and competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September gaining an 8th place. Our Academy Brass competed for the first time in Fourth Section in 2014. To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Youth Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.
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London and Southern Counties Regional Contests - 2nd Section B Band'B' Band
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London and Southern Counties Regional Contests - Academy and A Band'A' Band, Academy Brass
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St George's Day Parade'B' Band
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Senior Trophy Contest'A' Band
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Newbury BandstandAcademy Brass
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Masters Contest'A' Band
Sunday, 14th June
Summer Feteat Stanford-in-the-Vale
Church Serviceat Stanford-in-the-Vale
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