Wantage Silver Band is a Registered Charity dedicated to education in music by practice and performance and strives for the highest standard by once or twice weekly practices with experienced conductors – but don’t let this alarm you – we have a whole lot of fun too. For a modest subscription anyone of any age can be taught to play an instrument and work together as a band.
With a membership of over 150, we have six bands of various abilities. The “A” Band competes in the Championship Section of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, whilst the B Band competes in the 3rd Section.
Of our remaining four bands Concert Brass does not compete in the National Brass Band Championships, but enjoys playing for fun and entertaining the public. Our Youth Band is an extremely enthusiastic large team of young players, our Adult Beginners Band, Trainer Band and Beginners Band (split into two sections) are wonderful training grounds for brass musicians and percussionists. (You may notice the deliberate mistake here – there are 7 bands mentioned but Adult Beginners actually comprises members from other bands in our organisation!).
At the present time we are in the midst of building a new band hall, so our practices take place in a variety of venues in the Wantage area.
We are pleased to take bookings for our various bands, even playing as far away as Norfolk, Isle of Wight and Derbyshire to name just a few.
We are a friendly group, and look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts, social events or hopefully as a learner/player. Don’t be a stranger please contact us if you love brass band music.