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 Wantage Band is in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2016 will compete 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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