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Close up of a player performing a tuba solo with Academy Brass

Wantage Academy Brass

Positioned in the fourth section and formed in 2013, Wantage Academy Brass, led by Musical Director Nikki Jones, provide a gateway to more formal brass banding for many of our learners at WSB.


The band compete each year at the London and Southern Counties Regional Contest and nearly always prepare themselves for an annual entertainment contest.


The band is kept busy throughout the year with a packed schedule of local engagements and concerts.

Meet The Band

Musical Director

Nikki Jones


Solo Cornets: Eileen Sykes, Terry Carton, Lisa Ryan, Fiona Hartland


Soprano: Vacant

Repiano: Vacant

2nd Cornets: Anne Anderson, Charlie Hulse

3rd Cornets: Lynda Coules, Lynn Coulson


Flugel Horn: Holly Boote

Solo Horn: Simon Gregory

1st Horn: David Farquhar, Ellie Hollick

2nd Horn: Sandra Pearce, Lara Osborne

Euphs & Baris

Euphoniums: James Mason, Rosie Pickerill, Josh Hollick

Baritones: Anne Cockburn, Heather Wells, Sam Hartley



Solo Trombone: Chris Sykes

2nd Trombone: Tabitha Greenhalgh, Lesley Myers

Bass Trombone: Lucy Scott


EEb Basses: Patrick Hogan, Brian Stovold, Ciara Sykora, Josh Jones


Will Leach, Tania Isham, Julia Trinder, Owen Hopkins, Lucy Gilroy

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