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A view from behind Community Brass playing in Wantage market square

Wantage Community Brass

Wantage Community Brass is a non-contesting band and was formed for players who wish to play for fun and entertain audiences. They are commonly referred to as the 'soul' of the organisation and are proud to accept anyone of any experience. Some members play a major part within WSB, including Chairman, Bandmaster and owner of the Band van!


Led by Gareth Coulson, the band meet twice weekly with one of their rehearsals taking place during the day, which many of the members enjoy.
The band performs lots of classic brass band repertoire and enjoy putting on their popular supper concerts, taking part in many carolling engagements each December and performing at lots of fetes and community events throughout the year.

Meet The Band

Musical Director

Gareth Coulson


Solo Cornets: Carolyn Madgewick, Lynda Coules, Paul Sanders, Fiona Hartland, Lisa Ryan, Brian Whittaker


Soprano: Eileen Sykes

Repiano: Mike Palmer, John Waterhouse

2nd Cornets: Anne Anderson, Brian Sadler

3rd Cornets: Lynn Coulson, Pete Pearce, Katy Hudson


Flugel Horn: Margaret Hanlon

Solo Horn: Sandra Pearce

1st Horn: Amanda Bratt

2nd Horn: Ron Hill, Peter McGowan, Liz Piggott

Euphs & Baris

Solo Euphonium: Andrew Barber

2nd Euphonium: , Alison Davidge, Tania Isham, Tim Bushnell

Solo Baritone: Jim Mynors

2nd Baritone: Ann Gregory, David Law


Solo Trombone: Eleanor Turner

2nd Trombone: Vacant

Bass Trombone: Brian Isham


EEb Basses: Alan Sykes, Susan Robson

BBb Basses: Colin Moss, Mike Ananin


Mick Glover, Julia Trinder, Lucy Gilroy

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