Olympic Torch at Blenheim Palace
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 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.
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Sunday, 3rd August
Concert at Northbourne Centre, Didcotat Northbourne Centre, Church Street, Didcot(Concert Brass)
Saturday, 9th August
Fete at Lambourn Sports Clubat Lambourn Sports Club
Sunday, 10th August
Concert at Parade Gardens Bandstand, Bath(Concert Brass)
Sunday, 24th August
White Horse Agricultural Showat White Horse Show, Uffington
Monday, 25th August
White Horse Agricultural Showat White Horse Show, Uffington(Mixed Band)
Saturday, 6th September
Aldebourne Carnival(Mixed Band)
Saturday, 20th September - Sunday, 21st September
Nationals Brass Band Finals - Sections 1,2,3 & 4 Cheltenhamat Racecourse Conference centre('B' Band)
Saturday, 27th September
Joint Concert with Abbey Brass7:30pm at Yolande Patterson Hall, Abingdon('B' Band)
Saturday, 11th October
National Finals ( Championship Section) Royal Albert Hallat Royal Albert Hall('A' Band)