Witney Carnival

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)

 

About Us

Wantage Silver Band has been making music in Wantage, Oxfordshire and beyond since 1972.

Our Wantage Silver are in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2014 competed at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals.   Our 'B' Band promoted to Second Section in 2014, competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September 2014. In March 2015 they  won promotion to First Section as of January 2016.    Academy Brass,  formed in 2013, are our Fourth Section Band.  To complete WSB we have a Concert Brass, a Youth Brass, a Trainer Band, Beginners and the Big Band.
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Want to Play a Brass Instrument?

 We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly.    Contact Eileen at bandmaster@wantageband.org

Forthcoming Events

Sunday, 26th April

  • St George's Day Parade
    'B' Band
    at Dorchester

Saturday, 2nd May

  • Concert at East Hanney British Legion Hall
    'B' Band

Saturday, 9th May

  • Senior Trophy Contest
    at Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sunday, 10th May

  • Newbury Bandstand
    Academy Brass
    at Newbury Bandstand
  • Rogation Service
    Youth Brass
    at Aldworth

Sunday, 17th May

  • Concert and BBQ on Tugwell Field, Wantage
    Concert Brass
    at CANCELLED
  • Old Berks Countryside Day
    at The Kennels SN7 8ES

Sunday, 24th May

  • Masters Contest
    at Kettering

Friday, 29th May

  • Whit Friday Contests - Saddleworth ( supporters welcome )

Sunday, 31st May

  • Parade Gardens Bandstand - Bath
    'B' Band
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday, 14th June

  • Church Service
    'B' Band
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale
  • Summer Fete
    'B' Band
    at Stanford-in-the-Vale

Saturday, 20th June

  • Wantage Music Festival Brass Classes
  • Montpelier Gardens Bandstand - Cheltenham
    Concert Brass
    2:30pm
  • Wantage Silver Concert of their Favourite Music
    7:30pm

Saturday, 27th June

Sunday, 28th June

Saturday, 4th July

  • John Hampden Primary School Fete - Thame
  • Big Band
    Big Band
    7:30pm at East Challow British Legion Hall

Sunday, 5th July

  • Field Concert and BBQ
    Youth Brass
    at Tugwell Field

Saturday, 11th July

  • Lechlade Church
    'B' Band
  • Witney Carnival
    Mixed Band
    10:30am
  • Concert at Faringdon Primary School
    'B' Band
    7:30pm

Saturday, 18th July

  • Wantage Silver Concert
    7:30pm at Wantage Parish Church

Sunday, 26th July

  • Carterton Bandstand
    Academy Brass

Sunday, 2nd August

  • DACA Northbourne Centre, Didcot
    Concert Brass
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday, 30th August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington

Monday, 31st August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington

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        
 

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 We are very grateful for the kind support of ourSponsors 

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