The Wantage Band
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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"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
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Saturday, 8th October
National Brass Band Championship Finals
Saturday, 15th October
Annual Concert7:30pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX.
Saturday, 22nd October
Wantage Bunting ProjectMixed Band
Concert with Reading Scottish Pipe Band, Moira Kerr, Maguire O'Shea Academy of Irish Dance, and Hector Gilchrist'A' Band
Saturday, 12th November
Remembrance Parade and Service, East GarstonAcademy Brass
Sunday, 13th November
Remembrance Parade and Service - East Hanney'B' Band
Wantage Remembrance Parade and Service'A' Band