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 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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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

Sunday, 28th August

  • White Horse Show, Uffington
    Mixed Band

Monday, 29th August

  • White Horse Show - Uffington
    Mixed Band

Sunday, 18th September

  • Royal Air Force Association Parade
    'A' Band
    at Portway, Wantage

Saturday, 8th October

  • National Brass Band Championship Finals
    'A' Band
    at Royal Albert Hall

Saturday, 22nd October

  • Reading Pipers Concert
    'A' Band, 'B' Band
    6:00pm at Reading Town Hall

Saturday, 12th November

  • Remembrance Parade and Service, East Garston
    Academy Brass
    at East Garston

Sunday, 13th November

  • Remembrance Parade and Service - East Hanney
    'B' Band
    10:00am at East Hanney British Legion
  • Wantage Remembrance Parade and Service
    'A' Band
    10:00am at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage

Support The Band

 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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