Music is a big part of the event, with something for everybody.
Wantage Silver Band
The Wantage Silver Band is an amateur brass band organisation, based in the small market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire. The organisation currently
comprises 8 bands, possibly making Wantage the largest brass organisation in the country. Wantage Silver Band provide entertainment to
local audiences through concerts and open-air events such as summer fetes, and compete in county and national/area competitions. Occasionally
we travel further afield for contests of particular interest, or for holidays combined with scheduled concert performances.
Open mic event - held in the Lions beer tent.
Our ‘resident band’, Mid Life Crisis opens and closes the event, but there are slots throughout the afternoon. If you fancy coming along and entertaining the audience, then book a slot on the day.
There will also be lots of other music going on in the beer tent to include solo artists and Ukelele bands.
Live music throughout the afternoon is provided by the children’s charity 7 C’s Foundation, a charity which believes that all children can be helped through difficult times with music.
The 7 C’s Foundation teaches its students to play a range of musical instruments. Those who come to see some of their bands performing will see a glimpse of the diverse styles, genres, ages and abilities.
Oxford Caledonian Pipes and Drums
Marching music from a group of musicians who are dedicated to keeping traditional music alive. It is made up of friendly people of all ages and different backgrounds from Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties, all with a common interest.The band appears at events such as the Oxford Lord Mayor’s Parade, Didcot Remembrance Day service and various fetes and carnivals.
Ian Giles has been involved in the folk music scene locally, nationally and internationally for nearly fifty years.