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Wantage Youth

New addition to Wantage musical family

September 15, 2021
A seventh new musical ensemble has been added to the Wantage organisation with the creation of a brand new youth band.


Wantage up the pace on fund raising

July 23, 2021
Running, cycling and head shaving add to the fund raising activities of Wantage as they look to add extra space to their home.


Wantage looks to build on expanding foundations

July 07, 2021
The Wantage Band organisation is well on its way to raising over £450,000 to help secure its musical future in the heart of its community.


Numbers up at Wantage

April 08, 2021
A fantastic youth recruitment drive and four new senior signings boost future prosperity for Wantage.


Murray takes PC role at Wantage

July 01, 2020
Former Brighouse cornet player Joe Murray is the new principal cornet at Wantage as Sara Wallbridge returns to flugel role.


Report & Result: 2020 Wantage Band Virtual Youth Solo Competition

June 24, 2020
There was a fantastic worldwide turn-out of talent for the latest Wantage Virtual Youth Solo Competition.

Wantage Band

Final bow for Wantage inspiration

June 18, 2020
Flugel player Helen Wright will perform with Wantage Band for the last time this weekend — 48 years after she played her first note with the organisation.


Wantage solo competition heads to climax

June 07, 2020
The Wantage Silver Band organisation continues to keep a creative on-line presence — and there's still time to enter their Virtual Youth Solo Contest.


Wantage launch Virtual Youth Solo Competition

May 17, 2020
If you want to make a musical impression around the world, then why not enter the Wantage solo contest and showcase your playing talents.


4BR Editor abandoned in self isolation...

May 10, 2020
Not quite as bad as it sounds, but 4BR Editor Iwan Fox will be temporarily marooned on Wantage Band's desert island later this evening with only 5 pieces of music to keep him company...


Wantage invites self isolation stars...

April 22, 2020
Wantage Band puts a brass band personality on a desert island and find out more about them and their musical tastes in isolation...


Wantage zooms in on new practice initiative

March 22, 2020
The innovative use of social media tools has enables Wantage Training Band to keep up their rehearsal schedule.


Report & Results: 2020 Wantage Band competition

February 12, 2020
67 players from all levels of the Wantage Band organisation took part in their annual in-house solo, duet, quartet and ensemble competition.


Wantage shell out for top look

November 21, 2019
The Wantage Band is the latest top flight outfit to ensure they look as good as they play thanks to musicwearetc.co.uk


Wantage Award winners

October 22, 2019
There were prizes galore for the hard working players of Wantage Silver Band.


Wantage to link up with Bates

August 13, 2019
Wantage Band will team up with Jonny Bates for the Wychavon and Butlins contests.


Farr helps inspire the Wantage masses

February 21, 2019
The Wantage Band organisation certainly worked Besson star Owen Farr hard on his recent visit!


Wantage enjoy healthy experience of new signings

January 18, 2019
The Wantage Band has strengthened its ranks ahead of the London & Southern Counties Regional Championships with a brace of new signings.


Perc boost for Wantage as they head north to round off the year

November 23, 2018
The Wantage Band welcomes the signing of two new players as they prepare to head to Perth for the Scottish Open.


Report & Results: 2018 Wantage Silver Band — Solo, Duet & Quartet

February 07, 2018
Over 60 players took part in Wantage Silver's recent 'Inner Band' competition — with plenty of fantastic playing on show.


Curtin inspires youth in Wantage

January 25, 2018
Foden's euphonium star helps inspire the next generation of Wantage players on his recent visit to the progressive banding organisation


Wantage invests in university education

October 10, 2017
Wantage Band starts a long term musical partnership with the students of Oxford University Brass Band


Holland takes professional lead at Wantage

August 21, 2017
The former Flowers Band MD has become the new professional conductor at Wantage — with a desire to unlock the full musical potential of an incredible organisation.

David Hirst

Holland and Hirst link up with Wantage

May 17, 2017
Wantage Silver will enjoy working with the experienced conducting duo of Paul Holland and David Hirst over the coming months.


Smiles all round for next generation debut at Wantage

February 25, 2017
The smiles of delight from players and parents alike should form the foundation for the future success of the Wantage Band organisation.


Taylor made for the Albert Hall

September 28 • The Fairey Band stalwart star will be heading to the Royal Albert Hall once again — backed by a raft of new collegues.


Social distancing option for Heroes

September 28 • Foden's Regent Hall pre-National concert will have the option of audience social distancing.


National Youth Championship entries open

September 28 • Youth bands at all levels are being invited to compete at the 2022 National Youth Band Championships.


Shipp ready to set sales again

September 28 • The leading brass band uniform and casual wear manufacturer is thrilled to be making a long awaited return.

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Foden's Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Guards Brass

Saturday 2 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Chinnor Silver

September 28 • Due to relocation we require a 2ND TROMBONE AND A TUTTI CORNET.. Rehearsals held on a Wednesday in our newly refurbished bandroom.. Concerts and contests planned.. .

Epping Forest Band

September 28 • Epping Forest (L&SC 2nd Section) have vacancies for Trombone, Tenor Horn and Euphonium players. We rehearse on Monday evenings in our own band room 8-10pm. The band aim for a sensible mix of contest and concert performances under MD Keith Schroeter.

Otterbourne Brass

September 27 • Otterbourne Brass, West of England 2nd Section, have immediate vacancies for trombones and basses. Rehearsals every Thurs, 7.30 in the Village Hall complex 2 min off junction 12 M3. Modern repertoire in preparation for several concerts to year end.

Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


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