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The Wantage Big Band is an 18-piece swing band. It performs music from many legendary artists which include Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington to name a few. The band’s programme can be tailored to suit individual requirements ranging from weddings, outdoor festivals, corporate events and parties of all descriptions, where the band can play a selection of hits from the 20’s to the 80’s. As well as performing as an 18 piece, the band will also play as a smaller combi.
Including many music graduates from the London Music Colleges as well as colleges in Manchester, Birmingham and Wales, the Wantage Big Band will turn your event into a outstanding and treasured occasion.
Dear Mark, I just wanted to write and thank you for all your help in organising the band and singers for our daughter, Jennifer’s wedding last Saturday. I know she was disappointed that you were not able to do it yourself but the Wantage Big Band and the singers were fantastic. Lots of people have said how much they enjoyed the day and the Band were a huge part of making it such a success. Please would you pass on our grateful thanks for them stepping in and providing us with a wonderful performance. 17th August 2013
Saturday Mornings - Taking a break through December for carolling. Practices resume 4th January 2014
Wantage Silver Band has been making music in Wantage, Oxfordshire and beyond since 1972.
Our 'A' Band competes in the prestigious Championship Section of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Our 'B' Band has recently been promoted to Second Section as from Jan 2014 at the Regionals and our newly formed Academy Brass will be competing in the Fourth Section.
Hire a Band
Are you hosting 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
Want to play a Brass Instrument? We can provide an instrument and tuition. Beginners classes are held weekly. Contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Thursday, 5th December
Street Carolling7:00pm - 8:30pm at Starting at Elizabeth Drive, Wantage(Mixed Band)
Friday, 6th December
Dickensian Evening, Wantageat 6PM Christmas Tree, 6,30PM O/S Waitrose, 7.00PM O/S Sainsburys, 7.30PM Christmas Tree Service(Mixed Band)
Saturday, 7th December
Christmas Concert7:30pm at Civic Hall, Wantage('A' Band)
Sunday, 15th December
Christmas Supper Concert7:00pm at East Challow Village Hall, Nr Wantage(Concert Brass)
Thursday, 19th December
Xmas Tree Service - Grove(Mixed Band)
Friday, 17th January - Sunday, 19th January
Butlins Contest Skegness('A' Band)
Sunday, 2nd February
Entertainment Contest, Yeovil('A' Band)
Sunday, 16th March
Area Contests, Stevenage('A' Band), ('B' Band), (Academy Brass)
New Band Hall
For the latest news (and pictures) please visit our New Band Hall section.