Wantage Silver Band is a Registered Charity dedicated to education in music by practice and performance.

For a modest subscription anyone of any age will be taught to play an instrument and to work together as a band. There are bands to suit all abilities.

The Charity strives for the highest standard by once or twice weekly practices with experienced conductors. This approach helps sustain the Brass Band Movement which started in the UK over 150 years ago and is part of Britain’s cultural and music heritage, providing not only entertainment for the community at large, but also valuable educational and social benefits for all those who participate.

  • Massed Band Annual Concert 2016

  • Academy Brass

  • Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace Thursday 4th August

  • Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace Sunday 7th August 

  • Mixed Band at Uffington White Horse Show

  • Twinning

  • John Hampden School Fete

  • Brass on the Grass/Carpet - The Wantage Summer Festival

  • Wantage Mayor's Charity 2016

  • Queen's Birthday Celebration

  • Whit Friday 2016

  • Big Band

Our 'B' Band achieved 2nd place and Ian Davies Best Euphonium at the Gloucester Brass Band Association's Entertainment Competition on Sunday 20th November at Cheltenham - Well done!!

 

We are pleased to announce fabulous Concerts for Christmas 2016, book your tickets NOW!

   

 

General practices stop after Saturday 26 November and resume on Saturday 7th January 2017.  We will be carolling in the streets, villages and supermarkets during December.

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

Friday, 2nd December

  • Dickensian Evening - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    6:00pm to 8:00pm at Christmas Tree Market Place 6-6.30, o/s Waitrose 6.30-7.00, o/s Sainsburys7.00-7.30, Christmas Tree Service 7.30-8pm

Saturday, 3rd December

  • Waitrose Supermarket
    Mixed Band
    9:30am to 1:30pm at Wallingford Street, Wantage
  • Concert Brass Supper Concert
    Concert Brass
    7:30pm at East Challow Village Hall

Sunday, 4th December

  • Village Carols - East Hendred 10:30 -12:00
    Mixed Band
    at Walking the village

Monday, 5th December

  • Street Carolling
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Larkdown and Springfield Road, Wantage

Tuesday, 6th December

  • Street Carols - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Elizabeth Drive, Wantage

Wednesday, 7th December

  • Street Carols - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Charlton Village West

Thursday, 8th December

  • Street Carols - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Charlton Heights East, Wantage

Friday, 9th December

  • Academy Christmas Concert

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    Academy Brass
    8:00pm at Letcombe Regis Village Hall

Saturday, 10th December

  • The Wantage Band Christmas Concert with guests The Berkshire Maestros Newbury Youth Choir

    'A' Band
    7:30pm at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BX

Sunday, 11th December

  • Village Carols - West Hendred - 10.30 - 12.30
    Mixed Band
    at West Hendred

Monday, 12th December

  • Street Carols
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Warmans Close and Segsbury

Thursday, 15th December

  • Village Carols - Chilton, Didcot
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Chilton Field Way, Chilton
  • Street Carols
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Garston Lane, Foliat Drive

Friday, 16th December

  • Village Carols
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Stanford in the Vale

Saturday, 17th December

  • Supermarket Carols
    Mixed Band
    9:30am at Tesco Stores - Abingdon

Sunday, 18th December

  • Village Carols
    Mixed Band
    10:30am at Childrey 10:30 - 12:30
  • Supermarket Carols
    Mixed Band
    11:00am at Kings Walk, Wantage

Tuesday, 20th December

  • Street Carols - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Chain Hill and St Gabriels

Wednesday, 21st December

  • Street Carols - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    7:00pm at Orchard Way

Thursday, 22nd December

  • Milletts Farm Carols
    Mixed Band
    11:00am at Kingston Bagpuize

Saturday, 24th December

  • Street Carols
    9:15am at Naldertown, Priory Orchard, Ham Road, Greenacres Drive
  • Supermarket Carols - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    9:30am at o/s Waitrose, Wallingford Street
  • Street Carols - Wantage
    Mixed Band
    9:45am at Roman Way, Letcombe Fields
  • Supermarket Carols - Didcot
    Mixed Band
    10:00am at Entrance Foyer Sainsburys Didcot

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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