Afraid its raining again.....
On the edge of a rain sodden park, a mixed band gathered in the rain for the annual Witney Carnival. Splashing through the puddles, but getting wetter as they went, the band marched in the parade through the streets of Witney, followed by the fire engine who cleverly joined in with some of the pieces.
The weather did eventually dry, but not until the march had finished. Never mind there were many appreciative Witney spectators, who themselves braved the rain to see the parade. Well done everyone.
(A word of appreciation too to the lady in the lovely costume who preceded 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 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Thursday, 2nd June to Friday, 3rd June
WSB Summer Course11:00am to 4:00pm at 2nd June The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX -------- 11am to 4pm 3rd June The Bandhall, Tugwell Field, Reading Road, Wantage OX12 8FR
Saturday, 4th June
Fete - Horton cum Studley'B' Band
The Wantage Big Band - Supper ConcertBig Band
Saturday, 11th June
Wantage Summer FestivalMixed Band
Sunday, 12th June
Queen's Birthday Celebrations with ODBBA - Blenheim PalaceAcademy Brass
Wantage 90th Celebration'B' Band, Mixed Band
Saturday, 18th June
Contest at Bugle, Cornwall'A' Band
Joint Concert at Faringdon Parish Church with the Ferndale Community ChoirAcademy Brass
Sunday, 19th June
Stanford in the Vale Summer Festival'B' Band
Saturday, 25th June
Concert with Pangbourne Choral Society'A' Band
Sunday, 26th June
Wantage Music Festival - click on link belowat Challow Park, Wantage
Chieveley FeteAcademy Brass
Saturday, 9th July
John Hampden School FeteAcademy Brass
Proms Concert'B' Band
Saturday, 16th July
The Wantage Band - Concert'A' Band
Sunday, 24th July
Stratford - upon - Avon BandstandConcert Brass