Wroughton Silver

History

Wroughton Silver Band are a long established village brass band based in the Wiltshire village of Wroughton, 2 miles south of Swindon. Although no official records were kept, it is believed the band first formed in 1874. Current bandmaster Neil Webb, took the baton in 1983, and continues a family banding tradition with his three sons all playing members. We have a full and varied list of engagements in our locality, consisting of concerts, bandstand concerts, Christmas, Remembrance events, village fetes and the occasional march. For the last 4 years, we have taken part in the Whit Friday marches in Saddleworth, which is thoroughly entertaining. We have this year returned to the contesting stage for only the second time since 1968, the previous time in 2003. We decided in 2019 that we would try our hand at the West of England area contest again, creating a new experience and opportunity for many of the band members. We went well prepared but with no real expectations and looking for the opportunity to expand our horizons and improve our performance. You could not have imagined our surprise and delight with the brilliant result of second place and qualifying for the National Finals in this our return to contesting and we now look forward to competing at Cheltenham for the first time.


Principal Players

Principal Cornet – Noel Hunt
Soprano Cornet – Mike Hudson
Flugel Horn – Dan Webb
Solo Horn – Mike Pentelow
Solo Euphonium – Paul Collins
Solo Trombone – Bill Graham

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