Band

Vacancies

Practices

 

A Band 

 

Enquire on 01235 767541

B Band

 Soprano cornet

Tuesday and Friday 7.30 - 9.30 pm
at The Band Hall, Tugwell Field

Concert Brass

All players with previous experience are welcome, especially cornet players.
Monday and Thursday 7.30 - 9.00 pm
at The Band Hall, Tugwell Field

Youth Brass

 
Monday 6.00-7.30 pm
The Band Hall, Tugwell Field

Training Band

 

 

Beginners

 

Please enquire about current arrangements

for beginners groups and individual tuition

(all ages and experience welcome!)

Saturday 09:00 - 10-15
The Band Hall, Tugwell Field
 

 

Academy Brass

 
Saturday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Band Hall, Tugwell Field

Use our contact page or telephone Eileen Sykes on 01235-767541 for further details.

Please note occasionally our practice times and locations will change.

 

About Us

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 and having won the Regionals in 2014 competed at the Championships in October at the Royal Albert Hall gaining 10th place. They are now placed 52nd in the world.  Our 'B' Band was promoted to Second Section in 2014 and competed at the Nationals in Cheltenham in September gaining an 8th place.  Our Academy Brass competed for the first time in Fourth Section in 2014. 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, 19th April

  • The Highland Gathering - Reading Scottish Pipers guests The Wantage Band for more details:
    at Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading

Saturday, 25th April

  • Concert Brass Supper Concert
    Concert Brass
    at East Challow Village Hall

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
    'A' Band
    at Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sunday, 10th May

  • Rogation Service at Aldworth
    Mixed Band
    at Aldworth
  • Newbury Bandstand
    Academy Brass
    at Newbury Bandstand

Sunday, 24th May

  • Masters Contest
    'A' Band
    at Kettering

Friday, 29th May

  • Whit Friday Contests - Saddleworth ( supporters welcome )
    'A' Band

Sunday, 14th June

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

Saturday, 20th June

  • Montpelier Gardens Bandstand - Cheltenham
    Concert Brass
    2:30pm
  • "A" Band ( Current London and Southern Counties Champion ) Concert of their Favourite Music
    'A' Band
    7:30pm

Saturday, 27th June

  • Wantage Music Festival Brass Classes

Sunday, 28th June

  • Chieveley Village Fete
    'B' Band
  • Field Concert and BBQ
    'A' Band
    at Tugwell Field
  • Wantage Music festival - Final Concert

Saturday, 4th July

  • 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

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

Saturday, 18th July

  • "A" Band Concert
    'A' Band
    7:30pm at Wantage Parish Church

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        
 

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 ourSponsors 

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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