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.  

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 2014 competed at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals.   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         



B Band's amazing  CD - Classical Favourites - is  available  contact secretary@wantageband.org for more information.


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, 13th February

  • Red and Black Valentine's Ball with Wantage Big Band
    at Memorial Hall, Highworth Road, Shrivenham starting at 7.30 p.m.

Saturday, 20th February

  • Quiz and Pudding Night
    at The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage starting at 7.30pm

Sunday, 28th February

  • ODBBA Contest
    Academy Brass

Saturday, 19th March

  • London and Southern Counties Area Contest at Stevenage
    'B' Band
    at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

Sunday, 20th March

  • London and Southern Counties Area Contest
    at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre - Wantage Band and Academy Brass

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 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.

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